Teaching of Ethics Conference - Saturday, October 12, 2019

The conference will take place at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado

Hosted by the Fort Lewis College department of Philosophy & Political Science and the School of Business Administration. 

We are looking for submissions from academics, professionals, and practitioners who have an interest in the discussion of teaching ethics. Committed to bringing diverse discourses into public conversation, the conference welcomes all viewpoints and encourages innovative styles and pedagogies regarding teaching ethics inside and outside the classroom. Ideally, this conference will serve as faculty development.

This one-day conference will begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Free refreshments and lunch will be served. There will be no conference registration fee. After the conference, all those who presented will have their abstracts electronically published.

Please click here to download this information packet.



Abstracts should be a maximum of 350 words preferably in one of the following areas:

Pedagogical practices in teaching ethics, contemporary ethical issues in technology and/or
media, ethical problems in science and engineering, historical/sociological/anthropological
aspects of teaching ethics, ethics involved in psychological practice and testing, ethical
issues in leadership studies, pedagogical approaches to ethics in primary education, ethical
considerations in coaching and exercise science, cultural differences leading to ethical
dilemmas, linguistic approaches to ethical considerations, faculty/students with disabilities
and unrecognized challenges, institutionalized discrimination, teaching ethics in business
settings, and practical case studies relating to teaching ethics inside and outside the


Proposal submission guidelines

All submissions should consist of two files: a separate title page and a proposal in Word format.

1. The title page: The title of the presentation, your name, your title, department name,
institutional affiliation, postal address, telephone number and email. Your name appears
only on the title page
. Please name the file with your last name and the first three words of
the presentation title. For example, if your name is John Smith and the presentation title is
“Teaching CSR in Russian universities.” The title page file should be “Smith Teaching CSR

2. Proposal: The title of the presentation, an abstract of 350 words, and three keywords
(other than “ethics”). The name of the file should be the first three words of the
presentation title
. The proposals should be typed single-spaced using Times New Roman,
font size 12 on 8.5 x 11’’ paper with 1 inch margins. Your name should not appear on this
proposal, therefore, please remove your identification from the document.

Proposals are submitted with the understanding that they are original, unpublished works that
have not been submitted elsewhere and that at least one of the authors will attend the
conference as presenter.

Proposals must be submitted via email attachments in Microsoft Word to Dr. Kaori Takano at
Email Dr. Takano with the subject line “Ethics submission.” Proposals received by
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 will receive first priority for acceptance; those received later will be
considered if space remains available.
The proposals will go through blind reviews. Decisions will be made after receiving the reviews
of two referees. Notifications of proposals’ acceptance or rejection will be sent out on or before
April 30, 2019.


Guidelines regarding your abstract

Your abstract should include:

  1. A clear statement of the purpose of your work as related to the teaching of ethics
  2. The perspective(s) or theoretical framework(s) you employed
  3. Modes of inquiry including data sources, evidence, objects and/or materials
  4. Results, conclusions, and the justification for those conclusions
  5. Significance, originality and/or creativity of your work


Please note that the abstract should not exceed 350 words. Any proposal that does not meet the submission guidelines will not be considered for presentation. Please avoid jargon and attempt to make the abstract understandable to both academics and laypersons alike.


If you have any further questions, please email Dr. Kaori Takano, Email Dr. Takano


Program chairs

Dugald Owen
Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and Political Science, Fort Lewis College 
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Kaori Takano
Associate Professor of International Business, School of Business Administration, Fort Lewis College
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