October 19th to 22nd 2000

International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum

Salt Lake City, Utah

On pedagogical and philosophical issues that arise in teaching ethics in disciplines other than philosophy with a concentration upon the theme: Cases and Codes


Keynote speaker — Virginia Held, President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association


Conference Directors: Robert Baum (Florida) & Doug Chismar (Chowan College)


THURSDAY, October 19th


How are we to arrive at answers?


1:00-2:20 — Through pragmatism


From Theory versus Cases to Case Linked Theory:

A Pragmatic Framework for Teaching Applied Ethics

Rogene Buchholz & Sandra Rosentahl (Loyola of New Orleans)


Through recognizing problems are practical

Philosophical Issues on Teaching

Bernard Henderson (Charles Sturt University)


Stephan Millett (Wesley College, Australia)

Ethics and Metaphysics In an Age of Rapid Technological Convergence


Samuel Bruton (University of Southern Mississippi)


The Chemist’s Code of Conduct and the Moral Force of Professional Codes


2:30-3:50 — Plenary session 1


Barbara Kramer (Santa Fe Community College)


Ethical Conflict Dilemmas: Hitting the Mark


Oliver J. Larmi (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania)


A Guide to the Morally Perplexed (or Teaching Bernie)


4-4:45 — Plenary session 2


Frances Krouse (Tuskegee University)


Philosophical and Pedagogical Issues Arising in a Tuskegee University Orientation Course Including the “Tuskegee Syphilis Study” Case


5-5:30 — Plenary Session 3


Elaine Englehardt, David Keller, Brian Birch, & Dennis Potter (UVSC) & David Johnson (FIPSE)


Report on the FIPSE grant project


7 — Wine and Cheese Reception


7:30 — Open Forum on Terrorism and Ethics


FRIDAY, February 1


8:30-9:50 — Concurrent Sessions




Stephen Satris (Clemson University)


The Use of Case Studies In Ethics Across the Curriculum Programs


Jeffrey Burkhardt (University of Florida)


Ethics in the Food/Agriculture System: The Case of Genetically Modified Foods




Eleanor Stewart, Glenn Griener, Sharon Warren, & Paul Byrne (University of Alberta)


Research Ethics Education in Human & Health Sciences: A Video Series


Ronnie Hawkins (University of Central Florida)


Self, Other, and Playing God: The Thorny Issues of Stem Cell Research & Xenotransplantation in Larger Perspective


10:10-11:20 — Concurrent Sessions




Elizabeth A. Oljar (University of Detroit Mercy)


Moral Issues and Case Law: The Uses of Judicial Opinion in Teaching Philosophical Ethics


Alyson C. Flournoy (Univ. of Florida, Levin College of Law)


Unearthing Environmental Ethics




Rolland W. Pack (Freed-Hardeman University)


Case Studies and Moral Conclusions: Are We Thinking Clearly?


Robert F. Card (Ferris State University)


Using Case Studies to Develop Critical Thinking Skills in Ethics Courses




Stephen Scales (Towson University)


Paradigm Cases, Moral Prototype Activation and Practical Wisdom


Daniel E. Wueste (Clemson University)


Student Paradigms & Ethics in Professional Practice


11:30-12:45 — Panel 1


Craig Walton (UNLV), Michael Pritchard (Western Michigan), Elaine Englehardt (UVSC), & David Foulger (SUNY Oswego)


The Use of Cases in the Teaching of Ethics


12:45-2 — Lunch


2-3:15 — Keynote Address


Virginia Held

Care and the Extension of Markets


3:30-4:45 – Concurrent Sessions




Ted Lockhart (Michigan Technological University)


A Critique of Line Drawing as a Method of Case Analysis


Lisa H. Newton (Fairfield University)


But Can It Travel? The Doctrine of Double Effect & the Danger of Cross-Disciplinary Motion Disorder




Ray Moseley (Univ. of Florida College of Medicine)


Professionalism in Medicine: Is it Time for a Revival or A Death Knell for Medical Professional Ethics?


Rico Peterson & Chris Monikowski (National Technical Institute for the Deaf)


Moral Imperatives in Interpreting Education




Erin Livingston (Miyazaki University, Japan)

Ethics and ELF: Choosing Cases and Describing Theories

Joseph A. Petrick & John F. Quinn (Wright State University)


Integrity Capacity and The Challenge of Professional Responsibility


4:55-5:45 — Concurrent Sessions




Dale Miller & Stephen K. Medvic (Old Dominion University)


Political Ethics




Barbara Bernstein (Carnegie Mellon) & Douglas Chismar (Chowan College)


Art and Controversy: A Framework for Teaching Ethical Issues in the Arts


6-6:30 — Reception


7-9 — Banquet


8 — Presidential Address


Wade L. Robison (RIT)


Tit-for-tat Plus


SATURDAY, February 2


All day


Jim Kroll

National Science Foundation poster session on plagiarism


9-10:20 — Concurrent Sessions




Thomas May (Medical College of Wisconsin) & Jana Craig (Clinical Ethics Center, Memorial Health System & Southern Illinois University School of Medicine)

Teaching Ethics to Future Healthcare Professionals:

How Familiarity with Clinical Setting Can Help


Kenneth Kipnis (University of Hawaii)


Professional Ethics and Instructional Success




Mark Manion (Drexel University)


The Future of Engineering Ethics


Peter Madsen (Carnegie Mellon University)


The EDM and BEE Projects at Carnegie Mellon University: Meeting the ABET Criteria


10:30-12 Concurrent Sessions




Nancy A. Stanlick (University of Central Florida)


Honor Codes, Individual Worth, and the Academic Community:

Teaching Ethics to “Plagiarists” and “Cheaters” Across the Curriculum


Bernard Gert (Dartmouth College)


Academic Cheating




Kim Skoog (University of Guam)


A Coherence Theory of Ethics


Ian Maitland (University of Minnesota)


The Poverty of Philosophy: Peter Singer’s Solution to World Poverty


12-2 — Lunch


1:30-2:50 — Concurrent Sessions




David T. Ozar (Loyola University Chicago)


Three Kinds of Case-Based Teaching: An Outcomes-Centered Approach


Beth A. Dixon (SUNY, Plattsburgh)


Narrative Cases




Peter C. List (Oregon State University)


Why Public Environmental Scientists Should be Environmental Advocates:

A Paradigm Case and Contrasting Codes


Eleanor Wittrup (University of the Pacific)


Considering the Student: The Importance of Ethical Teaching




Susan Martinelli-Fernandez & Judith Dallinger (Western Illinois University)


Before Cases and Codes: Pedagogy and Communications in Ethics


Edward Langerak (St. Olaf College)


Using Students’ Own Moral Decisions as Case Studies


3-4:10 — Panels


Panel 2-A


Susan Loughron (St. Edwards University)


Moral Reasoning Across the Curriculum


David Keller (UVSC)


Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum in a Religiously Homogenous Community:

A Case Study


Panel 2-B


Rick Momeyer, Ann Fuehrer, Marty Jendrek, & Alton Sanders (Miami University of Ohio)


Ethics Across the Curriculum Through the Back Door:

A Morality Tale From a Resistant University


Rebecca Harris, Susanna Davis, & Janet Pendleton (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)


Developing Teaching Strategies for Professional and Research Ethics in Emerging Professions


4:20-5:30 — Concurrent Sessions




Rita C. Manning (San Jose State University)


Teaching Leadership in Professional Ethics Courses


Kelly Parker & Phyllis Vandenberg (Grand Valley State University)


But How Will I Use It in the Real World? Undergraduate Field Research Projects in Professional Ethics




Sharon Homan, Mary Domahidy, Gary Behrman, Kenneth Homan, & Peter W. Salsich Jr. (St. Louis University)


Social Responsibility and the Professional

Ronald J. Kizior (Loyola University Chicago)


Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum:

Enhance Your Graduate Program with Ethics




Jeffery P. Whitman & Jerrell E. Habegger (Susquehanna University)


A Tale of Two Professions: Accounting and the Military


Ron Hirschbein (California State University, Chico & Walden University)


Mutually Assured Instruction: Team-Teaching Just War Theory


5:30-6 — Business meeting


6:30-7 — Reception




Special Session on Nontextual tools for Teaching Ethics


Susan E. Zinner-Kemp (Indiana University)


The Use of Film in Class to Illustrate Ethical Principles


Ken Homan (St. Louis University)


Life Monopoly: A Case Methodology for Teaching Christian Social Ethics


9 until whenever — President’s Party


SUNDAY, February 3


9:00-11:00 — Concurrent Sessions




John P. Buerck, Asai Asaithambi & Donna J. Werner (St. Louis University)


Integrating Ethics into a Computer Science and Technology Curriculum:

Challenges, Accomplishments and New Opportunities


Donna M. Schaeffer & Charles F. Piazza (Univ. of San Francisco)


Integrity: The Role of Ethical Thinking in the Academic Education

of Information Systems Professionals




Thomas Oakland (University of Florida)


Revising an Ethics Code of a 170,000 Member Association


Gary Behrman


Integrating a Philosophical Framework with the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics Through a Case Study Approach


Carol Gould


Does Stakeholder Theory Require Democratic Management?


Funded by:


  • The University of Florida Center for Applied Philosophy and Ethics in the Professions
  • 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
  • Revised January 28, 2002