What Should You Do?

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a multitude of ethical quandries. Health care workers are making incredibly difficult decisions, especially when protective and therapeutic equipment are in short supply. Those tough decisions extend into most businesses and to individuals. Use the 8KQ to think through what you would do in these six pandemic-related scenarios that call for critical thinking and examining your biases. Best done in groups!

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ERiA December 2020 Newsletter (PDF)
Inside this issue, discover: Students entering JMU struggle with daunting ethical issues confirming that It's Complicated; Lisa Schick's (College of Education) teacher candidates apply 8KQ to anticipate and navigate the choppy waters of a presidential election; by request, JMU libraries champions reprise their ethical reasoning conference presentation as a regional webinar; JMU's Parents Council grapples with opening in-person classes as an ethical dilemma; and Drs. Emily York and Shannon Conley (Integrated Science and Technology) integrate scenario analysis, design fiction, and ethical reasoning into an innovative decision strategy they name Creative Anticipatory Ethical Reasoning (CAER).

Publication Makes Case To Build and Evaluate Ethical Reasoning Programming
Kristen Smith (’12, ‘14M, ‘17PhD) and graduate psychology professor Sara Finney publish “Elevating Program Theory and Implementation Fidelity in Higher Education: Modeling the Process via an Ethical Reasoning Curriculum” in the journal Research & Practice in Assessment.

Article Published in Teaching Ethics 
JMU's approach to ethical reasoning education and assessment is detailed in the Journal of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum, Teaching Ethics (Linder et al., 2020). DOI: 10.5840/tej202081174

It's Time! Unleashed: The campaign for JMU.

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