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Annual Symposium

Ethics of Public Service Symposium, March 7, 2013, East Carolina Heart Institute

This Symposium will engage participants in discussions about ethical responsibilities of public universities, the value of public service to campuses and communities, the ethical dilemmas arising from public service, the rewards to all involved, and the ethical responsibilities. Participants will include faculty, staff, students from ECU, local community colleges and universities and their community partners.

At the end of this Symposium participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a public university's ethical responsibilities to its communities.
  2. Analyze the ethical principles involved when communities and campuses work together.
  3. Participate in case studies involving ethical dilemmas.
  4. Understand the community and university's perspectives toward public service.
  5. Network with community partners and university/college colleagues engaged in public service.

The Symposium is a partnership between five ECU units (Office of Public Service and Community Relations, the Office of Human Research Integrity, the Faculty Senate Service Learning Committee, the Office for Faculty Excellence, and the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center) and North Carolina Campus Compact.

Agenda:

8:30-9:00:  Registration / Poster Session

  1. Institutional Ethics and a Moral Order: How East Carolina University Does Public Service
  2. Building a Methodology for Monitoring and Measuring Community Engagement
  3. ECU's Public Service Initiatives
  4. ECU Office of Faculty Excellence
  5. Service-Learning at ECU

9:00-9:10:  Welcome by Chancellor Steven Ballard

9:10-10:00:  Opening Keynote: Framing the Issue: "The University's Ethical Responsibility To Its Community" by Stephen Thomas, Ph.D.

10:00-10:30:  Questions/Discussion

10:30-11:00:  Break / Poster Session

11:00-12:00:  Panel: Community Partners and Faculty

12:00-1:00:  Lunch & Second Keynote: "The Ethics of Public Service and Faculty Rewards Reconsidered" by Kerry Ann O'Meara, Ph.D.

1:00-2:00: Workshops

  1. Tenure, Promotion, and Community Engagement
  2. Conflicts of Interest in Public Service
  3. Sites, Placements, or Partnerships: Reciprocity in Service-Learning

2:00-3:00: Workshops

  1. Challenges to the Sustainability of Public-Academic Partnership in Social Science Research
  2. ECU Institutional Review Board: Case Studies in Engaged Scholarship
  3. Student Perspectives on Ethical Dilemmas in the Community

3:00-4:00: Reception and Networking

Questions: Contact Beth Velde (veldeb@ecu.edu; 737-1377) or Dennis McCunney (mccunneyw@ecu.edu; 328-2802)

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