October 14th to 17th 2004

6th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon



Courtney Campbell

David Keller


Theme: Ethics and Organizations


Most of the professional literature in ethics focuses on the decisions of individual actors. Yet the students we educate in various disciplines will eventually find themselves pursuing vocational careers within various organizational and institutional settings, e.g., academia, public regulatory agencies, health care provider organizations, legal firms, financial groups, research laboratories, and corporate entities. How can ethics education effectively address both the moral responsibility and accountability of individuals within organizations as well as the ethical accountability of organizations themselves?


Past and Future Conferences

of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum

1st — October 1999, Rochester Institute of Technology

2nd — October 19-22, 2000, Salt Lake City, Utah

3rd — January 31-February 3, 2002, University of Florida

4th — October 27-29, 2002, Clemson University

5th — October 23-26, 2003, St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas

6th — October14-16, 2004, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

7th — October 2005, TBA

8th — October 2006, Dartmouth College




THURSDAY, October 14th

10:00-10:10 Welcome, Dr. Sabah Randhawa, Interim Provost, Oregon State University

10:10-10:40 Opening Remarks, Courtney Campbell

10:45-11:30 Plenary Session 

Beth Dixon, “Teaching Moral Integrity”

11:30-12:15 Concurrent Sessions

1A. Charles List, “Wild Leisure and the Habituation of Environmental Professionals”

1B. John Zenchak, Tim Morris, “Integrating Biology and the Humanities”

12:15 Lunch (on own)

1:15-2:00 Plenary Session

Wendy N. Wyatt-Barger, “True Confessions of The New York Times”

2:00-2:45 Concurrent Sessions

2A. Noel Kent, “Community Based Learning as a Dynamic Learning Strategy”

2B. Danny C. Campbell, “Changing the Text, Changing its Implications: Transforming Ethics in Literature”

2:45 Break

300-3:45 Plenary Session

Robert Greenberg, “Hobbes, Hegel, Natural Law, and the Old Testament”

3:45-4:45 Concurrent Sessions

3A. Janine DeWitt, Carolyn Oxenford, “Using Case Studies to Promote Ethical Reasoning: Insights from Psychology & Sociology”

3B. Elaine E. Engelhardt, “Sundry Economic, Political, and Social Systems with an Organization

5:00 Reception, Hilton Garden Inn, University Club

7:30-9:00 Symposium with Lisa Newton & Courtney Campbell

Death with Dignity: The Oregon Experience


FRIDAY, October 15th

7:45 Continental Breakfast, LaSells Auditorium

9:00-10:15 Keynote Address: Charlotte McDaniel (Emory University)

Organizing for Ethics: Organizational Ethics, Teaching and Students

10:30-12:00 Concurrent Sessions

4A. David A. Bella, Jonathan B. King, “The Dark Side of Organization”

4B. Paul Leslie, Daniel Malotky, Nancy McElveen, “Ethical Issues in Faculty Conflict”

12:00 Lunch (on own)

1:15-2:30 Concurrent Sessions

5A. Kim Skoog, “A New Typology of Moral Gradations of Suicide”

5B. Rachel Wagner, “Islam and Popular Media: Iconic Power and Injustice”

3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Concurrent Sessions

6A. Paul Long, William Young, “Ethical Accountability for Wartime Decision Makers”

6B. Cynthia Cicalese, Janine DeWitt, “Securing Cyberspace: The Challenge of Infusing Ethics”

6C. Laura M. Bernhardt, “Alcibiades in the Pit: A Meditiation on Musicianship, Teleology, and Responsible Membership”

4:00-4:45 Concurrent Sessions

7A. Annabel Beerel, “Ethics in Organizations: The Unconscious at Work”

7B. Daniel Wueste, “We Need to Talk…About Institutional Integrity”

5:00 Business Meeting

6:30 Banquet, LaSells Gallery

7:15 Presidential Address, Wade Robison (RIT)

Flipping Coins and Other Decision-Procedures


SATURDAY, October 16th

7:45 Continental Breakfast, LaSells Auditorum

9:15 Keynote Address: Robert Phillips (University of San Diego)

Stakeholder Theory and Organizational Ethics

10:30 Concurrent Sessions

8A. Susan Martinelli-Fernandez, John Lango, John W. Truslow III, “’Corporate Responsibility and Education for War and Peace,”

8B. Ann Ueda, “Ethical Frameworks for Health and Human Services Delivered by Non-Profit Organizations”

12:00 Lunch (on own)

1:15-2:00 Concurrent Sessions

9A. Robert Card, “Individual Responsibility Within Organizational Contexts”

9B. Margery Holman, “Understanding the Ethics of Sport Outside the Professional Model: An Organizational Dilemma”

9C. Douglas Chismar, “Going Corporate: Imparting Organizational Ethics to Professional Artists and Designers”

2:00-3:15 Concurrent Sessions

10A. Kathryn Sutliff, “Student Ethics Offices: Preparing the Students of Today to Be Ethical Leaders of Tomorrow”

10B. Thomas Moran, “From Compliance to Flourishing: A Model Examining the Factors Influencing Organizational Ethics”

10C. Charles Piazza, “Organizational Values of a Cyber Workforce”

3:00 Break

3:30 Tour and Reading on Mary’s Peak (weather permitting)

6:30 Reception, LaSells Gallery


SUNDAY, October 17th

7:45 Continental Breakfast, LaSells Auditorium

9:00-10:30 Plenary Session

Dave Donovan, “Organizational Ethics in Practice”

10:45-11:30 Concurrent Sessions

11A. Jeanne Sokolec, “The Practice of Reflection in the Interface Between Individuals and Organizations”

11B. Kae Chatman, “Teaching Ethics and Society: A Return to Civic Virtue”

11:30-12:15 Concurrent Sessions

12A. Nick Braune, “Dialogue on Police Culture and Ethics”

12B. Matthew Forrest Lowe, “Stewardship as Individual and Corporate Responsibility”

12:15 Adjourn


The Society publishes Teaching Ethics, and papers for conferences may be considered for publication.


Funded by:

The Ethics Center at Utah Valley State College

Dr. James Dale Ethics Center at Youngstown State University

The Ezra A. Hale Chair in Applied Ethics at the Rochester Institute of Technology

FIPSE, the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

Updated September 6, 2004