First-Hand:Challenges IEEE Faced Supporting Ethical Behavior and Professionalism
== Challenges IEEE Faced Supporting Ethical Behavior and Professionalism
Walter L. Elden, P.E.(Ret) IEEE Life Senior Member IEEE Member Conduct and Ethics Committees, 1996-1998
This article provides my personal experiences and viewpoints, recalled from over the 50 years I have been a member of the IEEE, watching and experiencing some of the challenges IEEE faced in supporting ethical behavior and professionalism of its members. While I believe most of the other IEEE Global History Network, GHN, articles will deal with Technological matters, I have chosen Professional matters as my main topic area, as a result of the IEEE membership voting to change its Constitution in 1972 to add Professional to its already well established Technical Activities.