School of Business Administration - Call for Submissions (Closed)

Call for Submissions (Closed)

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

Sponsored by the School of Business Administration

We are looking for submissions from academics, professionals, 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, May 20, 2017. 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.


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

Pedagogical practices in teaching ethics, emerging approaches to teaching ethics, contemporary ethical issues in technology and/or media, unaddressed/unrecognized ethical problems in science and engineering, historical/sociological/anthropological aspects of teaching ethics, methods for teaching philosophical theories of 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 that may lead 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 classroom.  

Proposal submission guidelines

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

  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 in.”
  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 your file.

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 or Adobe PDF formats to Dr. Kaori Takano at, with the subject line “Ethics submission” by January 31, 2017.

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 February 20, 2017.

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,

Program chairs

Dugald Owen
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Kaori Takano
Associate Professor of Management