Ethics Center Directors Summit

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Twenty-fourth Annual International Conference

 

2015 ETHICS CENTER DIRECTORS SUMMIT

Thursday, February 19, 2015

 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 pm

 

The 2015 Ethic Center Directors Summit (formerly the Colloquium) at the APPE Twenty-fourth Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa Hotel.

 

Below is an overview, as well as the agenda for the Summit. 

 

Overview

The Ethics Center Directors Summit will consist of four sessions.  We will start at 7:30 a.m. with a Continental Breakfast and close the formal portion of the Summit at 4:00 p.m.  

 

Open Networking Lunch (11:45am – 12:45pm)

  • $35 for all participants paid in advance (no lunch tickets are available on site). 

 

Registration for the Ethics Center Directors Summit

  • $70  for  APPE Members attending and registered for the full APPE International Conference
  • $100 for APPE members attending only the Ethics Center Directors Summit
  • $140 for non-APPE members attending only the Ethics Center Directors Summit.

 

Contact APPE for assistance in registering for the Summit.  Email: appe@indiana.edu. Phone: 812.855.6450.

 

Self-organized and self-funded “cocktails and conversation” is booked from 4-6: 00 p.m.

 

APPE International Conference Opening Reception follows at 6:30 p.m.

 

Summit Agenda

Morning

7:30 – 8:00         Continental Breakfast and Networking

 

8:00 – 8:30         Welcome


                                Gretchen Winter, Executive Director, University of Illinois College of                                                    Business Center for Professional Responsibility

 

Introductions

Cara Biasucci, Director of Ethics Unwrapped Educational Program and Video Series, University of Texas at Austin

 

8:30 – 10:00    Session I--Center Strategy and Purpose: Implications for Programming, Operations, and Growth

Session Chair:  Daniel Wueste, Director, Rutland Institute for Ethics, Clemson University

Participants will come prepared to share answers to these questions in small groups --

A.  Which of the following is the key area of strategic focus for your center’s mission?

                                1.  Research?

                                2.  teaching/education?

                                3.  Public engagement?

                                4. Other?

B.  Why?

C.  Do you want to grow?  If so, in which area and why?

 

The session will close with a discussion summarizing the conclusions and insights of the small group discussions.

 

10:00 – 10:15   Break


10:15 – 11:45   Session II-- Applied Ethics and Leadership Ethics

Leadership Ethics is the latest concern of many ethics centers.  It is clearly an applied ethics field, but what does it really address?  And how is a focus on applied ethics different from other approaches ethics centers might take?  A distinguished panel will address these topics and leave plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Session Chair:  Kirk Hanson, Santa Clara University, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics


Panel:

Jim O'Toole, University of Southern California, Executive Director of Center on leadership Ethics in Formation

Ann Skeet, Santa Clara University, Director of Leadership Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Terry Price, Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law and Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

 

Lunch

11:45-12:45    Networking  Lunch in nearby room in hotel TBD

 

Afternoon

1:00 – 2:15         Session III--Positioning an Ethics Center for Successful Fundraising

This discussion will be prompted by the observations and experiences of center directors who have successfully raised money and will include discussion about how to engage campus development professionals in this work. 

Session Chair:  Stuart Yoak, Executive Director, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics


Panel:

Anthony J. Gray, President & CEO, Institute for Global Ethics®

Kirk Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

 

2:15- 2:30           Break

 

2:30 -3:45           Session IV--The Role of a Campus Ethics Center when Campus Ethics Challenges Arise

What role, if any, does/should an ethics center have in addressing or helping to resolve ethical issues at its home institution?  Over the past several years, higher education institutions have seen their fair share of institutional ethical issues ranging from research misconduct and plagiarism to grade inflation on reports to external agencies and college sports scandals.  If/when this happens on your campus, what role (if any) should the ethics center and its director play?  Is there anything to be learned from corporate ethics programs in this regard?

Session Chairs:  Gretchen Winter, Executive Director, Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, University of Illinois

Daniel Wueste, Director, Rutland Institute for Ethics, Clemson University


Panel:

Teddi Fishman, Director, International Center for Academic Integrity, Fellow, Rutland Institute for Ethics, Clemson University

Mark Meaney, Executive Director, Center for Education on Social Responsibility, University of Colorado-Boulder, Leeds School of Business

Karen Burg, Vice President for Research, Kansas State University

                                       

3:45 – 4:00         Closing Thoughts and Survey

Session Chair: Cara Biasucci, Director of Ethics Unwrapped Educational Program and Video Series, University of Texas at Austin

 

Feedback about Today's Summit and Suggestions for Future Summit Topics

 

APPE Survey to identify Center Director priorities (results to be compiled and returned to Summit participants)

 

Seek volunteers to organize 2016 Summit

The 2015 Organizing Committee will be happy to meet with the new volunteers after this Summit and during the Annual Meeting to share lessons learned.

 

4:00 – 6:00         Conversation and Cocktails: Networking Continues in Small Groups (self-organized and self-funded)

6:30 - ??               APPE Opening Reception

 

Questions, suggestions, and comments about the Ethics Center Directors Summit should be directed to the Ethics Center Directors Summit Planning Committee—

Gretchen Winter, Executive Director, University of Illinois College of Business Center for Professional Responsibility

Daniel Wueste, Director, Rutland Institute for Ethics, Clemson University

Kirk Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

Cara Biasucci, Director of Ethics Unwrapped Educational Program and Video Series, University of Texas at Austin

Stuart Yoak, Executive Director, APPE



Open Letter to Ethics Center Directors:

Dear Ethics Center Directors—Come to Costa Mesa next month!

 

We write to be sure that you know that we will again convene as many of the Center Directors as possible on Thursday, February 19, the first day of the APPE meeting in Costa Mesa.  In the past, as many as 60 centers have been represented at these summits and we look forward to a healthy turnout again this year.  The conversation always has been dynamic, and the ideas we have shared sparked creative approaches we have been able to implement in our centers.

 

The 2015 Ethics Center Directors Summit will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast, and we will have a variety of interactive panels and sessions until 4pm, when we will adjourn for networking until  we join the APPE Annual Meeting  opening reception at 6:30 p.m.  

 

Here’s an overview of the interactive program that the APPE Ethics Center Director Summit Organizing Committee has planned once we all have introduced ourselves---

  • Strategy and Purpose: Small and large group discussion with attendees focusing on key areas of strategic focus and clarifying their implications for programming/operations and growth

 

  • Leadership Ethics:  Leadership ethics is the latest concern of many ethics centers.  It is clearly an applied ethics field, but what does it really address?  And how is a focus on applied ethics different from other approaches ethics centers might take?  A distinguished panel will address these topics and leave plenty of time for questions and discussion.
    • Jim O'Toole, University of Southern California, Executive Director of Center on leadership Ethics in Formation
    •  Ann Skeet, Santa Clara University, Director of Leadership Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
    • Terry Price, Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law and Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

 

  • Positioning an Ethics Center for Successful Fundraising, with a special focus on helping center directors understand the perspective of a development professional.
    • Stuart Yoak, Executive Director, APPE
    • Kirk Hanson Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

 

  • The Role of a Campus Ethics Center when Campus Ethics Challenges Arise:  A distinguished panel will get things started by addressing this question: What role, if any, does/should an ethics center have in addressing or helping to resolve ethical issues at its home institution?
    • Teddi Fishman, Director, International Center for Academic Integrity
    • Mark Meaney, Executive Director, Center for Education on Social Responsibility, University of Colorado-Boulder, Leeds School of Business
    • John Knapp, President, Hope College, Holland, Michigan
    • Gretchen Winter, Executive Director, the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, University of Illinois

 

We look forward to this annual reunion of ethics center directors!  Please join us.  Go to  http://appe.indiana.edu/annual-conference/annual-conference-registration/ to register for the APPE Conference, Summit and lunch.  To register for the Summit and lunch only, contact the APPE offices at appe@indiana.edu or 812-855-6450.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Sincerely,

 

The APPE Ethics Center Director Summit Organizing Committee

 

Gretchen Winter, Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, University of Illinois

Dan Wueste, Rutland Institute for Ethics, Clemson University

Cara Biasucci, Creator and Director of Ethics Unwrapped, University of Texas at Austin

Kirk Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

Stuart Yoak, Executive Director, APPE

 

To be added to the APPE Listserv, please email the office at: appe@indiana.edu

If you have suggestions, questions or comments about the 2014 APPE Ethics Center Colloquium, please contact the APPE office at appe@indiana.edu or 812-855-6450. 

 


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