The Banta Center provides three opportunities for all University of Redlands students to be recognized for their research, study and service in the area of ethics.
Banta Community Service Award
In the spirit of the University of Redlands' liberal arts mission, the Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society has established the annual Banta Community Service Award in order to promote and recognize the values of citizenship, care and individual responsibility.
Recipients of the award will have demonstrated a commitment to their communities through volunteer, community service and/or philanthropic activities outside of the classroom. Any University of Redlands student in good academic standing is eligible to be nominated by faculty, staff, administration or their peers for this award. Nominations, including self-nominations are due February 9, 2018.
For more information, please consult the Banta Community Service Award Guidelines and Nomination Form (MS Word)
Walker Ethics Award
The Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society has established the annual Randal Walker Ethics Award in order to promote an awareness of, and engagement with, ethical issues in organizational life. Recipients of the award will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ethics in business, government or civil society by submitting an essay, research paper or case study analyzing a contemporary ethical issue, problem or accomplishment. Any University of Redlands student in good academic standing may submit their original work for consideration. Submissions are due February 9, 2018.
For more information, please consult the Randal Walker Ethics Award Guidelines and Submission Procedures (PDF File)
Graduate Student Fellowships
The Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society seeks graduate student research fellows each academic year, usually at the beginning of each semester. The research fellowship will enhance one's credentials and further the aims of the Banta Center to promote ethics education and research. The position is open to graduate students enrolled at the University of Redlands.
Fellows will perform database research, summary analyses of articles, literature reviews, and will compose research reports related to business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Specific directions for each project will be provided. Time expectations are between five and ten hours per week (up to twenty if desirable and certain conditions are met). Fellows will be appointed for the equivalent of one semester with potential re-appointment upon successful review. Remuneration will come in the form of tuition reimbursement up to $3,000 per academic term, depending upon available funds. Details will be discussed during the interview process.
The ideal candidate will be independent, able to travel occasionally, interested, engaged in business ethics/corporate social responsibility, capable of database research and comfortable reading and analyzing business periodicals and peer reviewed journals.
Email your resume and cover letter to Banta_Center@redlands.edu to be placed on the interest list.