The LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy was first organized by FAU in 2009 to research ethics and provide training for local government agencies. The Academy is located on FAU’s Main Campus in Boca Raton, and with this central location, can offer its services to the University’s entire service area. The University-based nature of the Academy allows for the rapid incorporation and dissemination of the latest scholarly research on ethics issues by noted faculty for the Academy’s training programs.
The Academy’s objectives are to:
-increase understanding of local government and how it functions
-promote high ethical standards in public service
-provide an informational base for more informed policy making
-develop the capacity of local officials to govern effectively