Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum Conferences


The 23rd Annual Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum will be hosted at the University of Mississippi on October 6-8, 2022.
The conference is the preeminent opportunity for those of us working in ethics education, and in integrating ethics into the broader curriculum, to gather to share ideas, present our latest research, demonstrate pedagogical experiments, and network with each other, all in the spirit of conviviality. New members and graduate students are most welcome, as is anyone interested in this important work. Registration costs for members are $115 which includes two issues of Teaching Ethics as well as online access to journals Professional Ethics and Business and Professional Ethics.
Register for the conference here.

2022 SEAC Conference Theme: The Ethics of Engagement 

We welcome submissions addressing any aspect of teaching ethics across the curriculum. For this year’s conference we have a special interest in approaches for teaching ethics as it relates to the practice of interpersonal, civic, institutional, and community engagement. Possible topic areas include (but are not limited to) increasing civic virtues, promoting civil discourse; developing empathy and moral sensitivity; developing trust and collaboration; advancing racial equity and social justice; benefits of engagement (e.g., psychological, economic, law enforcement, political); opportunities and outcomes; communication with community partners; ethical practices for student leadership, volunteer, and internship programs; and policy.

September 30th is the last date to register for the conference. There will be no on-site registration.

 


Host Info: The conference is being co-hosted by the Center for Practical Ethics & the Center for Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi.

Directors:


Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Jason Baehr, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University: Philosopher of education specializing in epistemology and virtue theory

Dr. Brian Berkey, Associate Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics atThe Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania: Moral and political philosopher specializing in business ethics and effective altruism

Program: See the Conference Program and Schedule here

  • Graduate Student Paper Award:  SEAC is awarding $500 to the best graduate student paper!
  • Graduate Student Registration: Includes a SEAC membership (see the Registration section for additional benefits).
  •  SEAC Business Meeting: In a change from previous years, this annual meeting will be held via Zoom one week after the conference.
  • Registration fee of $115 include the majority of meals at the conference. (The optional SEAC banquet requires an additional charge. Given the high costs of food nationwide, the banquet is a lower-cost full-service dinner option, and we encourage you to keep the conference conversation alive by joining us all for dinner!)

 

Travel & Accommodations: 

  • Hotel: The Inn at Ole Miss, which is our on-campus hotel and conference venue. Special conference room rates are available (for reservations made on or before September 19, 2022) at the rate of $99 for double queen and king Standard Rooms, and $109 for double queen and king Deluxe Rooms. Guests can make reservations by calling 1-888-486- 7666 and referencing the SEAC Conference 2022. Reservations may also be made online at this link SEAC Conference 2022. Additional lodging options (without special conference discounts) within walking distance include: The Courtyard by Marriott Oxford and The Graduate, Oxford.
  • By Air: Memphis International Airport (MEM) is about 1 hr. 15 min from Oxford, Mississippi. The Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP) is about 50 minutes from Oxford, Mississippi.
  • Transportation from the Airport: major car rental companies from MEM airport and major car rental companies from the TUP airport.
    • The Outreach division of the university operates a shuttle service between the airport and Oxford. You can book either a round trip ticket ($145), or a one-way ticket ($95). You will need to submit a request for transport SOON as they have space limitations as well (you can imagine all the shuttle requests they receive!)  Note that requests must be submitted at least 6 business days in advance of travel!).
  • Parking on Campus: Most of you will not need to worry about parking on campus as you can park at the Inn at Ole Miss (if you have a reservation there) and Bryant Hall is a very short 9 minute walk and The Square is about 17 minutes.  But if you are driving and have chosen to stay elsewhere, you will need to park on campus. For that, you will need a parking permit. You can order your permit here. You may find this  parking map useful as well as a general campus map.
  • Accessibility: 
    • Enter The Inn at Ole Miss at the front of the building. There are no stairs (all one level). The staff at the front desk can direct you to the elevators and help to meet any of your specific needs.
    • For Bryant Hall, enter the building on the side entrance to the left of the main entrance (if you are looking at the front of Bryant Hall, go on the sidewalk to the left that curves around the building). The accessibility entrance is there, with an elevator over to the side.  
    • If you have any other accessibility concerns or needs, please contact Deborah Mower (dsmower@olemiss.edu) at least three business days before the start of the conference so that we can make the necessary arrangements to meet your needs.

Conference Venue & Hosting Institution

The Inn at Ole Miss, which is our on-campus hotel and conference venue for all sessions on Thursday and Friday and two blocks from Bryant Hall, the home of the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Center for Practical Ethics. We will have conference sessions in Bryant Hall on Saturday, as well as the opening reception. The University of Mississippi (byname Ole Miss) was founded in 1861 and is the state’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics, and business. Its 16 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law, and pharmacy, and an Honors College acclaimed for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning, and opportunities for community action. With a student population above 20,0000 and an acclaimed cultural, music, and restaurant scene downtown, Oxford has become the “Cultural Mecca of the South.” The campus receives accolades as one of the most beautiful in the country, and Oxford has been voted the nation’s best college town. Conference attendees will enjoy exploring the streets around The Square, perusing art exhibits in the on-campus University of Mississippi Museum, reflecting on racial equity at the James Meredith statue, experiencing the many highly awarded restaurants, soaking up history touring William Faulker’s home and grounds, and browsing in Square Books—one of the nation’s largest independent bookstores.

Outings near Campsu: We have budgeted time during the conference for several educational/cultural outings for you to visit one of the following options: 

  1. Square Books, one of the largest independent bookstores in the country and located on The Square. (https://www.squarebooks.com
  2. Rowan Oak, a museum of William Faulkner’s home. (https://60years.olemiss.edu
  3. Campus walking tour of the history of racial integration at the University of Mississippi. (2022 is the 60th Anniversary of James Meredith’s historic enrollment: https://60years.olemiss.edu

We will provide free shuttles to Square Books and Rowan Oak, but have space limitations. (Space is first come, first served for Square Books and Rowan Oak outings.) September 30th is the last date to reserve your Outing selection. (It would be extremely helpful to make your selections ASAP so we that we can reserve sufficient shuttles and hire enough drivers).


Becoming a SEAC member not only provides a discount on conference registration (saving $15 from the non-member registration costs), but it also includes free access to the journal Teaching Ethics with two print issues for the year, as well as online access to Professional Ethics and the journal Business and Professional Ethics.


Distinguished Service Awards 

The Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum (SEAC) invites nominations for its inaugural Ethics Across the Curriculum (EAC) Distinguished Service Awards. This award recognize persons who have distinguished themselves as members of SEAC. Special consideration will be given to members who lack institutional support for travel to the Society’s annual conference. There will be two $1,000 EAC Distinguished Service Awards in 2022.

 

The deadline for nominations is Friday August 26, 2022. Nominations should be sent to SEAC Treasurer/Secretary Alan Preti apreti@rosemont.edu. SEAC’s Executive Committee will select and announce the award winners by the end of August. EAC Distinguished Service Awards are non-renewable

 

Eligibility:  All members in good standing are eligible for an EAC Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes prolonged service to the organization, including but not limited to serving on the executive committee, organizing an annual conference, coordinating conference panels, mentoring junior scholars, serving as web master, and doing editorial work for Teaching Ethics (including organizing special issues). Award recipients will be invited to give a presentation at the current or a future conference.

 

Guidelines: Nominations should be made by a current SEAC member; however, self-nominations are acceptable. Nominations should address how nominees have distinguished themselves in service to SEAC.  This includes a brief (no more than 150 word) explanation of their service to SEAC. There should also be a brief explanation of funding issues and a current, short vita or bio.