October 3rd to 5th 2013

15th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum

Conscience, Character, and Culture Oregon State University


2013 Program – PDF DOWNLOAD


Wednesday, October 2

6:00 pm

Executive Committee Meeting: Weyerhauser Room


Thursday, October 3

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast and Registration: Agricultural Science Room


9:30 am

SEAC Welcome: Stephen Scales, Stephanie Jenkins, Courtney Campbell

Host Announcements


10:00 am

OSU Welcome: Rick Spinrad, Vice President for Research, Oregon State University


10:15-11:00 am


Concurrent Session 1

Agricultural Science Room

Moderator: Allen Thompson

Dan Wueste, “Vulnerability, Preventability, and Responsibility: Exploring Some Normative Implications of the Human Condition”


Wells Fargo Room

Moderator: Peggy Vandenberg

Shane Ralston, “Teaching the Ethics of Whistleblowing in the Post-Sandusky Era”


Weyerhauser Room

Moderator: Kathleen Burke

John Uglietta, “It’s All About Me: The Role of Conscience in the Revelation of Self”


11:00-11:15 am

Refreshment Break (outside Agricultural Science)


11:15-12:45 pm

Concurrent Session 2

Agricultural Science Room

Moderator: Jon Uglietta

Jonathan Beever, “Reflexive Principlism in an Online Context”

Cliff Guthrie, “Employing Conscience Online: From Hactivism to Opting Out”


Wells Fargo Room

Moderator: Kelly C. Smith

Jeramy Gee, “Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide?: Remarks on the Authority of Conscience”

Peggy Vandenberg, “Joseph Butler on Conscience and Self-Love”


Weyerhauser Room

Moderator: Charles J. List

Edward Bace, “Innovative Approaches to Teaching Ethics: Finance, Investment, MBAs”

Amy Ihlan, “Conscience and Character in Leadership Ethics”


12:45-1:30 pm

Lunch, Agricultural Science Room


1:30-3:00 pm

Concurrent Session 3

Agricultural Science Room

Moderator: Wade Robison

Charles J. List, “Building an Ecological Conscience”

Rich Wilson, “Conscience and the Environment of the Future”


Wells Fargo Room

Moderator: Ruth Porritt

Kitrina Carlson, “Promoting an Inclusive Excellence Ethics in a First-Year Seminar”

Marlann Patterson, “Methods for Teaching Ethical Deliberation to Science Majors”


Weyerhauser Room

Moderator: Stephen Satris

Jared Hibbard-Swanson, “Ethical Mentorship in the Academy: Ancient Traditions and Modern Possibilities”

Kimberly Peer, “Developing Character Through Ethical Deliberation: The ‘Five Minds for the Future’ Perspective”


3:00-3:15 pm

Refreshment Break (outside Agricultural Science)


3:15-4:45 pm

Concurrent Session 4

Agricultural Science Room

Moderator: Dan Wueste

Minerva Ahumada, “Reading, Alterity and Justice: A Novel’s Way to Global Citizenship”

Ruth Porritt, “Reconsidering Conscience”


Wells Fargo Room

Moderator: Courtney Campbell

Stephen Satris, “Cheating Across the Curriculum”

Rebecca Wentworth, “Sports and Ethics: Character Curriculum Comparison”


Weyerhauser Room

Moderator: Jeanne Sokolec

Ian Kapenga, “Moral Hesitance: Deriving an Obligation from the Skepticism of Famous Modern Philosophers”

Mark Vopat, Alan Tomhave, “The Business of Boycotting: Having Your Chicken and Eating It, Too”;



Conference Reception: Hilton Garden Inn



Dinner: Hilton Garden Inn


Friday, October 4

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast & Registration


9:00-10:30 am

Concurrent Session 5

Agricultural Science Room

Moderator: Monica Mueller

Ray Devettere, “Mindfulness Exercises and Ethics”

Landon Frim, “Does Charity Begin At Home?”


Wells Fargo Room

Moderator: David K. McGraw

Ralph Didlake, “An Engagement of Conscience Model for Dual Professional Roles”

Gretchen Schlabach, “Professional Responsibility: Can We Teach Moral Courage in Health Care?”


Weyerhauser Room

Moderator: Cliff Guthrie

Linda Johnston, “Ethics Training for Atlanta Public Schools”

Rebecca Wentworth, “Breaking the Rules: Discussing an Education Code of Ethics with Pre-Service Teachers”


10:30-10:45 am

Refreshment Break (outside Agricultural Science Room)


10:45-12:15 pm

Concurrent Session 6

Agricultural Science Room

Moderator: Jon Borowicz

Jared Aslakson, “The Compassionate Animal”

Wade Robison, “Ethical Constraints and Problem Solving”


Wells Fargo Room

Moderator: Karin Ellison

Karin Ellison, Heather Canary, Joseph Herkert, Jason Robert, “Engaging Graduate Students and Faculty in Ethics Across the Curriculum”


Weyerhauser Room

Moderator: Barry Sharpe

Kathleen Burke, “‘Right has a long and intricate name’: Teaching Business Ethics using the poetry of William Stafford”

James Legler, “Interactive Case Studies: Making Ethics Come Alive with Active Learning”


12:15-1:00 pm

Lunch, Agricultural Science Room


1:00-2:30 pm

 Concurrent Session 7

Agricultural Science Room

Moderator: Ray Devettere

Sandra Borden, “Hospitality and Diversity”

Caroline R. Lundquist, “On Kindness Where Least Expected: Kindness in the Ethical Philosophy of Immanuel Kant”


Wells Fargo Room

Moderator: Linda Johnston

David K. McGraw, Mark Christian Piper, “The Madison Collaborative: Ethical Reasoning in Action”

Barry Sharpe, “From a Student’s Perspective: Faculty Workshop as Faculty-Student Collaboration”


Weyerhauser Room

Moderator: Karin Ellison

Jon Borowicz, “Conscience, Taste, and Arrogance”

Monica Mueller, “Befriending Oneself: Conscience as an Effect of the Discourse on Thought”


2:30-2:45 pm

Refreshment Break (outside Agricultural Science Room)


2:45-4:15 pm

Concurrent Session 8

Agricultural Science Room

Moderator: Jonathan Beever

Robert Doyle, “Pandemic Preparedness: Using Ethics to Preserve the Character and Culture of the Community in an Emergency”

Kim Skoog, “The Morality of Martyrdom”


Wells Fargo Room

Moderator: Alan Tomhave

Gary Comstock, “A Philosophical Guide to the Responsible Conduct of Research”

Dean Gueras, “Applying the Unified Ethic”


Weyerhauser Room

Moderator: Rich Wilson

Michael DeWilde, “What Actually Changes People (so that they are more like us …)?”

Sarina Saturn, “Moral Elevation”


6:00 pm

SEAC Banquet (Agricultural Science Room)

President’s Address: Deborah Mower


Saturday, October 5

7:30-8:45 am

Full Breakfast

SEAC Business Meeting


8:45-9:00 am

Refreshment Break (outside Agricultural Science)


9:00-10:15 am: Keynote Speaker

Agricultural Science Room

Mark Wicclair, “Conscience and Conscientious Objections in Health Care”



Refreshment Break (outside Agricultural Science Room)


10:30-12:00 pm

 Concurrent Session 9

Agricultural Science Room

Moderator: Deborah Mower

Azalea M. Hulbert, “Better World Theatre: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Teaching Ethics Through the Arts”

Erik Wingrove-Haugland, “Conscience, Character, and Culture: Necessary but Not Sufficient Elements of Morality”


Wells Fargo Room

Moderator: Courtney S. Campbell

William Frey, “Teaching Responsibility: Pedagogical Strategies for Eliciting a Sense of Moral Responsibility”

Kristin Parvizian, “Character and Moral Deliberation”


Weyerhauser Room

Moderator: Peggy Vandenberg

Laura Arcila, “Conceptions of Moral Conscience”

Kelly C. Smith, “A New Ethics Curriculum for a New Medical School”