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Ethics Across the Curriculum--A Faculty Workshop

Module by: William Frey, Jose A. Cruz-Cruz. E-mail the authors

Based on: GERESE--A Faculty Workshop by Jose A. Cruz-Cruz, William Frey

Summary: This module supports faculty development workshops held in conjunction with the EAC (ethics across the curriculum) Toolkit. Faculty development workshops bring instructors and researchers together into interdisciplinary teams that tackle the important task of providing students in the occupational and professional areas with ethics education. These workshops allow faculty the time and opportunity to develop resources and materials that support EAC educational efforts. But capturing the experience and knowledge generated can prove challenging. Participants leave the workshop excited about developing ethics activities for their students only to have this excitement wear off as time passes. This module attacks this prob lem in two ways. First, it provides activities that faculty members can review to help prepare for EAC workshops. Second, it provides the opportunity to document and share the products generated during these workshops. Participant’s module ideas are entered into a table provided in the module. Then these are updated as participants share, teach, and refine their modules. This helps faculty in the occupational and professional areas to document ethics integration activities and to trace their trajectory of improvement. This module has been developed as a part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF-SES-0551779.


Take the Pre-Workshop survey. This will help workshop planners develop a workshop to support your goals as well as those of the program you are involved in. You can open the survey as a Word file by clicking on media file just below.

Pre-Workshop Survey

( 1 )  Does your program cover ethics or practical and professional ethics in your
 curriculum?  ___ Yes   __ No

( 2 )  What are the main reasons you and your program have for incorporating
  (or for not incorporating) ethics into the curriculum?

( 3 )  Does your program currently offer courses in ethics or practical and
 professional ethics?  ___ Yes   __ No

	If YES, please list them here: 


	If NO, do you have plans to offer a course?   If so, please describe it.


( 4 )  Does your program carry out activities other than a course to introduce ethics
 into your curriculum? ___ Yes   __ No

	If YES, please list them here: 


	If NO, do you have plans to do so?  If so, please describe them.


( 5 ) Do you or your program require additional support (resources, materials, etc.)
 for incorporating ethics content in your curriculum or for improving the ethics
 content already in your curriculum?  ___ Yes   __ No

	If YES, please list them here: 


( 6 )  What other concerns regarding ethics education do you have?

(7) Identify and rank three to five ethical issues relevant to your area of teaching
 or research.

Pre-Workshop Ethics Education Survey Word)

Media File: Pre-Workshop Ethics Education Survey.docx

To help you visualize how this workshop is being organized, click on the media file just below and open the workshop agenda as a Word file. This provides a description of the activities and a rough estimate of their duration. This is also subject to modification as workshop planners become more familiar with your goals and activities.

Workshop Agenda (In Spanish)

Taller de ética a lo largo del currículo 

Agenda del 23 de octubre de 2009 
8:30 AM		Registro y desayuno  (30 min.)
9:00		Saludos y presentación de la agenda del día  (15 min.) 
9:15		Discusión del cuestionario   (30 min.) 
9:45		Introducción a la ética a lo largo del currículo (EAC @ UPRM) (15 min.)
10:00		Ejercicio de integración I--primera demostración de EAC (The Pre-Test) (30 min.)
10:30		Merienda  (15 min.)
10:45		Ejercicio de integración II -- segunda demostración de EAC (Gray Matters) (15 min.)
11:00		Ejercicio de integración III -- tercera demostración de EAC (Digital Photos) (20 min)
11:20		Ideas y recursos para desarrollar módulos de ética  (25 min.)
11:45		Repaso de la agenda y tareas de la tarde (10 min.)
12:00 Noon	Almuerzo y confraternización (60 min.) [ "a working lunch" ] 
1:00  PM	Tarea #1   Desarrollo de ideas para módulos (individualmente)  (15)
1:15		Tarea #2   Discusión de las ideas de cada participante en sus grupos de trabajo (20)
1:35		Tarea #3   Selección y preparación de un ejercicio de integración (en grupos) (25)
2:00		Tarea #4   Presentación de los grupos en plenaria y discusión (40)
2:40		El "EAC Toolkit"  y los recursos educativos abiertos (20 min.) 
3:00		Plan de Acción: implantación, avalúo y recomendaciones  (30 min.)
3:30		Preguntas y Respuestas (15 min.)
3:45		Entrega de certificados de participación y evaluación del taller (15 min.)
4:00		Conclusión

Example of a 1-day Workshop Agenda

Workshop Agenda (In Spanish)

Media File: Agenda_EAC_Workshop.docx

Workshop Presentations

The PowerPoint presentation used during this workshop has been uploaded here as a media file. To gain access, click on the media file below and open it as a PowerPoint document.

EAC Workshop PowerPoint

Media File: EAC_WS.pptx

Workshop Products

  • During this workshop, you will participate in demonstrations of successful EAC modules that have been developed by participants in past EAC workshops. This demonstrates that successful ethics interventions are possible (because people like you are already doing it), that it can be integrated into a crowded curriculum (because you and your colleagues are doing it without sacrificing course content), and that occupational and professional teachers like you can become empowered to be ethics mentors to your students.
  • Below are tables for you to enter the results of your work during this workshop. In table one, we will add your name and the module idea you shared with us. Space will be left for a link to the site at which you publish your module after further development and testing. We encourage you to publish your module in Connexions so that we can link directly to it by way of the module's identification number.
  • In table two, we will use the results of the EAC Pre-Workshop Survey to develop a matrix that outlines your goals in ethics and ethics pedagogy. Your job is to refine the matrix (you may want to restate some of the goals and add others) and fill in the cells with the modules you started during the workshop and other modules you and your colleagues develop. In this way, you can document how your teaching activities respond to your goals and use these goals to guide you in the development of new teaching activities.
Table 1: Individual EAC Module Ideas
This table summarizes individual module ideas. Eventually authors will expand these ideas and share them online by publishing them in the Connexions Content Commons.
Names Module Idea Summary Link (Upon module publication)
Table 2: EAC Matrix
This table outlines a Matrix where modules are matched with the EAC issues or goals they respond to. It will allow you to document successes in your EAC program (those issues your modules match) and outline areas for improvement (those issues for which you need to develop new modules).
(1,1) Issue One Issue Two Issue Three Issue Four Issue Five
Module A (2,2) (2,3) (2,4) (2,5) (2,6)
Module B (3,2) (3,3) (3,4) (3,5) (3,6)
Module C (4,2) (4,3) (4,4) (4,5) (4,6)
Module D (5,2) (5,3) (5,4) (5,5) (5,6)

Workshop Evaluation

Workshop Evaluation in Spanish

Media File: Eval_Taller_23_Oct_UMET.docx

Clicking here will open the workshop evaluation form as a Word file. We appreciate your feedback.

EAC ToolKit Project

This module is a WORK-IN-PROGRESS; the author(s) may update the content as needed. Others are welcome to use this module or create a new derived module. You can COLLABORATE to improve this module by providing suggestions and/or feedback on your experiences with this module.

Please see the Creative Commons License regarding permission to reuse this material.

Funded by the National Science Foundation: "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF-SES-0551779

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