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Nine Instructional Technology students worked collaboratively with the city of Cleveland, Tennessee to create an Ethical Needs Analysis Report as part of the Smart Communities Initiative (SCI).

SCI, from the Office of Service-Learning, brings faculty and students together with surrounding areas and municipal groups who focus on issues to improve the region’s environmental sustainability, economy, and social integrity.

Lisa Yamagata-LynchThrough SCI, students enrolled in Lisa Yamagata-Lynch‘s Professional Ethics in Instructional Technology summer course were able to take their academic knowledge and apply it to a real-world setting. They conducted an Ethical Needs Analysis for Collecting Citizen Input in order to develop a survey to collect data for Cleveland officials that would not endanger the privacy of citizens.

Yamagata Lynch says that the final report is being prepared for Cleveland and she hopes to share it soon, provided it is a public document.