2018 Ethics Table: “A Moral and Ethical Vision for Case Western Reserve University—A Report from Nine Years of the Beamer-Schneider Professorship in Ethics”

Members of the university community are invited to an Ethics Table event, titled “A Moral and Ethical Vision for Case Western Reserve University—A Report from Nine Years of the Beamer-Schneider Professorship in Ethics.”

The event will be held today (Dec. 7) from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Clark Hall, Room 206.

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, the Elmer G. Beamer-Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics, will lead the presentation, which is for people interested in the ethics and moral values of the university.

The Elmer G. Beamer-Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics position was created to focus on a cross-university undergraduate ethical and moral learning environment.

Main themes of the discussion will include:

  • The importance of joining academic and student life in the goals of moral and ethical development;
  • The usefulness of mission accountability;
  • The concept of “deep pragmatism;”
  • The importance of fostering interpersonal relational abilities;
  • The continuing importance of academic integrity and of social justice/civic education;
  • The successes of diversity;
  • The apparent success and continuing importance of “spiral” learning for moral development;
  • The importance of emphasizing ethics as a practice in autonomy, not indoctrination;
  • The need for more spaces and times for reflection on campus; and
  • The importance of moral and ethical program development on campus being led by and with students.

This event is free. Coffee and light fare will be served. Those who would like to eat during the presentation are invited to bring a lunch.