2022 Ethics Awareness Week

Ethics, Education & Democracy

September 26-30
UVU Clarke Building, Room 510-11
Free and open to the public


Schedule of Events (preliminary)

 

Monday, September 26th


 

12:00 to
12:50 p.m.

 

CB-511

Keynote Address

Civility in Education
Cultivating Respectful Discourse

Deborah Mower


Deborah Mower

Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Hume Bryant Associate Professor of Ethics
University of Mississippi

session video
          Suggested Readings

 

Tuesday, September 27th


 

10:00 to
11:15 a.m.

 

CB-511

Panel Discussion
College of Engineering & Technology

The Ethics  of Online Testing

Moderator:
Anne Arendt, Associate Professor of Technology Management

 

11:30 a.m. to
12:45 p.m.

 

CB-511

Keynote Address
Center for the Study of Ethics

Educating for Democracy
Prospects and Challenges

Micheal Minch

 

Michael Minch, former Director, UVU Peace & Justice Studies Program
and Professor of Philosophy

session video
          Suggested Readings

 

1:00 to
2:15 p.m.

 

CB-511

Panel Discussion
Woodbury School of Business

Business Ethics & the Common Good

Moderator: Jon Westover, Chair, Department of Organizational Leadership

 

2:30 to
3:45 p.m.

 

CB-511

Film Screening and Panel
Center for the Study of Ethics

"This Divided State" 

Moderator: Brian Birch, Director, Center for the Study of Ethics

 

Wednesday, September 28th


 

10:00 to
10:50 a.m.

 

CB-511

Panel Discussion
School of the Arts

Embodied Perspectives 
Ethical Dance Pedagogy and Performance

Moderator: Nichole Ortega, Associate Professor of Dance

session video
         Suggested Readings

 

11:00 to
11:50 p.m.

 

CB-511

Panel Discussion
School of Education

The Role of Education in Building Democratic Systems

Moderator, Bryan Waite, Chair, Department of Secondary Education

session video
         Suggested Readings

 

Luncheon for invited guests

Excellence in Ethics Award
Center for the Study of Ethics

Robert Austin
Humanities Team Coordinator
Utah State Board of Education

Robert Austin

 

Robert Austin

 

Robert Austin is the Humanities Team Coordinator in the Teaching and Learning Department of the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). In this role, he supports a diverse team of humanities specialists and serves as the secondary social studies specialist for Utah. As the social studies specialist, Austin supports the development of standards, the curation of curricular resources, and the implementation of USBE and legislative initiatives, including efforts to increase innovations in civics education. 

He has served as staff of the USBE since 2005, after having taught middle school in Salt Lake City School District for ten years.

 

Austin earned his B.A. from Cornell College in his birth state of Iowa, his M.A. at The Ohio State University, and his Secondary Education Credential at Eastern Michigan University.  A Utah resident for over 30 years, he’s been honored to serve a range of non-profits as a committee member or board member, including the Utah Bar’s Civics Education Committee, the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, the Utah Pride Center, the Utah Council for the Social Studies, the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education, the Utah Film Center, and the Council of State Social Studies Specialists, including a term as President. 

 

The Utah State Bar has honored him as Community Member of the Year, the Division of State History has honored him for his service to state history, and his three grandchildren honor him by calling him “Paw-paw.”     


session video
        

 

1:00 to
1:50 p.m.

 

CB-511

Panel Discussion
Center for Constitutional Studies

Carson v. Makin
Church, State, and Religious Education

Moderator: Robert Burton, Director, UVU Civic Thought & Leadership Initiative

session video
         Suggested Readings

 

2:00 to
2:50 p.m.

 

CB-511

Student Panel
Center for the Study of Ethics

Student Voices in Higher Education

Moderator: Kaitlyn Russell, Admissions Counselor, UVU 

session video
       

 

Thursday, September 29th


 

10:00 to
11:15 a.m.

 

CB-511

Panel Discussion
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Viewpoint Diversity on University Campuses

Moderator: Brian Birch, Director, Center for the Study of Ethics

session video
         Suggested Readings

 

11:30 a.m. to
12:45 p.m.

 

CB-511

Panel Discussion
Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism

Access to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities

Moderator: Jane Carlson, Director, Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism


session video
        

 

1:00 to
2:15 p.m.

 

CB-511

Panel Discussion
College of Science

Science Education & the Public Good

Moderator: Heath Ogden, Professor of Biology

session video
         Suggested Readings

 

2:30 to
4:00 p.m.

 

CB-511

Panel Discussion
Center for the Study of Ethics

Ethical Dimensions of Academic Administration

Moderator: Brian Birch, Director, Center for the Study of Ethics

 

Friday, September 30th


 

2:00 to
4:00 p.m.

 

CB-511

Panel Discussion
Peace & Justice Studies Program

TBA

Moderator: Lynn England, Director, Peace & Justice Studies, UVU

session video
       

For more information, contact Courtney Burns at courtney.burns@uvu.edu

 

Suggested Videos & Readings


 

Session
Keynote Address

Civility in Education
Cultivating Respectful Discourse

Selected Videos
Further Readings

"The Real Morality of Public Discourse"

Deborah Mower in Civility in Politics and Education 

 

"Civility, Democracy, and Education"

 Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2021

 

"The Concept of Civility in Modern Political Philosophy"

National Institute for Civil Discourse 

 

Session
Panel Discussion
College of Engineering & Technology

The Ethics of Online Testing

Selected Videos
Further Readings

"Cheating in Virtual Proctored Examinations"

 Pauli Alin, Anne Arendt, and Seth Gurrell in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education (Taylor & Francis, 2022)

 

"Another Problem with Shifting Education Online: Cheating" 

Derek Newton (Heaching Report, 2020)

 

 

Session
Keynote Address
Center for the Study of Ethics

Educating for Democracy
Prospects and Challenges

Selected Videos
Further Readings

"Public Education, Democracy, and the Future of America"

 Peter Grier & Chelsea Sheasley (CSM, 2022)

 

"Educating for Democracy: With or Without Social Justice"

 Paul Carr (Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008)

 

"What Kind of Citizen? The Politics of Educating for Democracy"

 Joel Westheimer & Joseph Kahne (American Education Research Journal, 2004) 

 

Session
Panel Discussion
Woodbury School of Business

Business Ethics & the Common Good

Selected Videos
Further Readings

"Approaches to Organizational and Leadership Ethics in a Complex World"

Jonathan Westover (Forbes Coaches Council, 2022)

 

"Should Businesses Have Human Rights Obligations?"

 Nien-he-Hsieh (Journal of Human Rights, 2015)

 

"The Common Good"

 Manuel Vasquea, et. al (The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, 2014)

 

Session
Film Screening and Panel
Center for the Study of Ethics

"This Divided State"

Selected Videos
Further Readings

 

Session
Panel Discussion
School of the Arts

Embodied Perspectives 
Ethical Dance Pedagogy and Performance

Selected Videos
Further Readings

"Repetition Island: Some Thoughts on Re-Presentation in Dance"

 Linda Caruso Haviland (The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage)

 

"Classical Ballet: A Discourse of Difference"

Ann Daly (Women & Performance, 1987)

 

"Ethical Dance Pedagogy"

Tanya Calamoneri, et. al (Journal of Dance Education, 2020)

 

Session
Panel Discussion
School of Education

The Role of Education in Building Democratic Systems

Selected Videos
Further Readings

 

Session
Panel Discussion
Center for Constitutional Studies

Carson v. Makin
Church, State, and Religious Education

Selected Videos
Further Readings

"Carson v. Makin"

United States Supreme Court

 

"Religious Autonomy in Carson v. Makin" 

Nick Reaves (Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, 2022)

 

"Carson v. Making and the Dwindling Twilight of the Establishment Clause" 

Ira C. Lupo & Robert Tuttle (American Constitution Society, 2022)

 

Session
Panel Discussion
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Viewpoint Diversity on University Campuses

Selected Videos
Further Readings

Viewpoint Diversity in the Academy" 

Jonathan Haidt (The Righteous Mind , 2016)

 

"Colleges and Universities Make Themselves Easy Targets in the Culture Wars"

Nick Gonnerman, (St. Olaf Institute for Freedom and Community)

 

"In Defense of Viewpoint Diversity" 

Christopher Freiman (Inside Higher Education, 2018)

 

Session
Panel Discussion
College of Science

Science Education & the Public Good

Selected Videos
Further Readings

"Science Education in an Age of Misinformation" 

Stanford University (2022)

 

"Science as a Global Public Good"

Geoffrey Bolton (International Science Council, 2021)

 

"State of Science Index Survey"

Jayshree Seth (3M)

 

Session
Panel Discussion
Center for the Study of Ethics

Ethical Dimensions of Academic Administration

Selected Videos
Further Readings

"Academic Ethics in Higher Education"

Elaine E. Englehardt (Ethical Challenges of Academic Administration, 2009)

 

"Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education 

Association of School and College Leaders, 2019

 

"Ethical Leadership in Education"

Bradley University