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Do No Harm: message of Pavy's QEP lecture at CU

By Joan C. McKinney, director, Office of University Communications

Campbellsville, KY -. - Anna Marie Pavy, director of institutional research at Campbellsville University, will deliver a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) lecture Tuesday, Sept. 14 virtually.

Pavy's lecture is titled "Do No Harm: The Role of Ethics in Research."

Pavy said, "My priority as director has been to ensure that the Office of Institutional Research abides by ethical guidelines in everything they do, as well as making informative data available to the campus community and encouraging them to make data-informed decisions."

She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science/Sports Medicine and Physics from Campbellsville University in 2011. She earned a Master of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases from Georgetown University in 2012.

In 2017, she received her Master of Business Administration in Information Technology from Campbellsville University, and a Master of Applied Statistics from the University of Kentucky in 2020.

Pavy, along with her husband, E.J., Title IX coordinator and assistant director of human resources, live in Campbellsville with their five children: Olivia, Nazareth, Spencer, Noah and Gideon, and their German Shepherd, Argo.

Campbellsville University began focusing on ethics in 2014 as the Quality Enhancement Plan from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

The plan, formally called "Find your Compass: Developing a Basis for Ethical Decision Making," will enrich student learning from the freshman year through the senior year.

"As a Christian university and our mission, ethics is a proper topic for us to explore," Dr. Joe Early Jr., director of the program, said.

Early, professor of theology at CU, said selection of the QEP topic "succinctly fits Campbellsville University's mission to prepare servant leaders who can participate with integrity in a diverse, global society.

"As a faith-based institution of higher education, the university seeks to foster a learning environment in which students can develop a moral compass, effectively use ethical decision making tools to address personal and professional moral dilemmas and disagree respectfully with those who hold opposing viewpoints."

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 12,500 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs.

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