Informational Meetings:

  • Monday, January 27, 11:00am - 1:00pm (Memorial Student Center, Lower Level)
  • Tuesday, January 28, 11:00am - 1:00pm (Memorial Student Center, Lower Level)



  • May 16, 3:30 - 4:30pm (430 Library)



  • February 4, 2014, 1:00 - 2:00pm
    Teaching Social Responsibility
    (430 Library)
    UW-Stout's General Education program now requires students take a course in Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning.  What is social responsibility?  How is it related to ethical reasoning?  Why should we teach it? How should we teach it? Come share with and learn from your colleagues as we discuss these and related questions.

    *To register for this session, please refer to "Teaching Social Responsibility"


  • March 5, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30pm (430 Library)
    Teaching Ethics Online
    Is teaching ethics online different from teaching ethics in a traditional classroom?  Are there advantages or disadvantages to online ethics instruction?  Are you struggling with an ethics component in an online class?  Whether you are a veteran online instructor, a "newbie" to online instructions or contemplating teaching online - come discuss the pros and cons and ins and outs of teaching ethics online.

    *To register for this session, please refer to "Teaching Ethics Online"


  • April 30, 2014, 2:30 - 3:30pm (430 Library)
    Can Universities Effectively Teach Ethics and Social Responsibility?
    In response to both internal and external pressures, there is a widespread movement in higher education to infuse more ethics and social responsibility instruction into the curriculum, but can university effectively do this?  What evidence, if any, supports it?  Are some pedagogies more effective than others, and if so, why?  What can an instructor hope to achieve in a single class?  What can a program or university hope to achieve over 4 - 5 years? Come share your perspective in a lively conversation.

    *To register for this session, please refer to: "Can Universities Effectively Teach Ethics and Social Responsibility?"



  • January 30
    Webinar - "How Instructors Respond to Plagiarism: Survey Findings" (430 Robert S. Swanson Learning Center/Library), 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    In this session we will review the survey findings and highlight key takeaways from the survey.  This is the first of a two-part series that explores instructor responses to plagiarism. 
    To register for this session, please refer ABC Training Registration link here: "How Instructors Respond to Plagiarism: Survey Findings"

    Photo Jason ChuJason Chuis Education Director for Turnitin. His focus is on working to build resources for educators, and his personal passion is to find better ways to enhance student achievement.  He will be presenting the survey results.

    Photo of Kenneth BalibalosKenneth Balibalos is a recent Economics graduate from UC Berkeley. Kenneth has cultivated his passion for education throughout his undergraduate years, pursuing internship opportunities at the Greater Good Science Center, Blackboard, and Turnitin. After graduating, Kenneth was hired as a Marketing Associate at Turnitin where he is now leading a new Educator Spotlight series

  • February 12
    Break the Bonds of Slavery (Merle Price Commons, Room 144)
    Listen to the organization Fierce Freedom talk about their work with human trafficking in west-central Wisconsin.  Fierce Freedom in a nonprofit organization that works to combat human trafficking through educating people, organizations, and communities.  Fierce Freedom works with law-enforcement officials and state legislators regarding human trafficking in Chippewa Valley.  Cosponsored by: The Stout Peace Initiatives and The Center for Applied Ethics.

  • March 24 - 25
    Genocide Awareness (Memorial Student Center, Great Hall)
    There will be six (6) Tents of Witness featuring painted canvas tents that simulate those used in refugee camps.  The tents each depict the story of different groups persecuted based on their identity: race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin of genocides of American Indians, Holocaust, Argentina, North Korea, Rwanda, and Cambodia.  Cosponsored by: The Psychology Department, The Center for Applied Ethics, and Ally Initiatives.

    Monday, March 24
    Exhibit hours:10:00am - 9:30pm
    "Ghosts of Rwanda" showing: 7:00pm  - 9:30pm, a brilliant documentary made by Frontline.  There will be discussion afterwards.

    Tuesday, March 25
    Exhibits hours: 10:00am - 9:30pm
    Speaker Dr. Ellen Kennedy: 7:00pm - 8:30pm, the current conflict in the Congo, which will include a short film.
    For event involvement and/or curriculum materials, please visit from Dr. Ellen Kennedy's website, World Without Genocide.

    Involvement opportunities and/or questions, please contact Amy Geislinger, Stoutreach Specialist, Ally Initiatives.


  • Tuesday, April 29
    Film: WADJDA, (Jarvis Hall, room 110), 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    The Film & Film Studies Community of Practice (sponsored by NTLC) is organizing a screening and discussion for the Saudi film Wadjda (2013).
    Wadjda is the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and is the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director.  It has won numerous awards at film festivals around the world.  The film was selected as the Saudi Arabian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.  It was the first time Saudi Arabia submitted a film for Best Foreign Language Oscar. 

    Wadjda presents a startingly assured new voice from a corner of the globe where cinema has been all but silenced.

    Following the screening, Saudi Arabian inspired food and refreshments will be provided with a dialog facilitated by Dr. Tina Lee (Social Sciences), Dr. Glenda Lee (English & Philosophy, Women & Gender Studies), and Dr. Lama Othman (Special Education).

    Admission is free and open to the public. 





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