I think I was supposed to post this a long long time ago, but I guess better late than never. A benefit of being late, is that I can now reflect back and see how what I said I was going to do, I really did. I think my roadmap was accurately used except for one item. The “ethics app” created by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University has a fee after three uses so it did not make in into my syllabi. I am adding a competency-based assignment in Business Ethics and that was not part of my original plan.
One of the most exciting things I found this summer while redesigning my two courses was the TED Talk on why we need a “moral operating system” by Damon Horowitz. His 16 minute talk has been incorporated into my classes in ethics (online or not) and the students first essay is to explain in one to two pages what their moral operating system is. Horowitz is Google’s Philosopher In-Residence.
Here is a short article by Anne Sobel from the Chronicle a few weeks ago titled “How Failure in the Classroom is More Instructive than Success” and echos what Rebecca was saying Monday. http://chronicle.com/article/How-Failure-in-the-Classroom/146377/