Summer Ethics Seminar

Dates for SES 2022: May 23-27, 2022

Applications for SES 2022 are due April 18, 2022 (extended deadline)

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The Summer Ethics Seminar is designed to cultivate increased ethical literacy across the Baylor campus. Through a partnership between the Academy for Teaching & Learning and the Baylor Ethics Initiative, this 1-week summer seminar invites faculty into an interdisciplinary conversation that illuminates how ethics is already present within and yet might further shape their teaching and research. Through collaboration with peers and input from colleagues specializing in ethics, the seminar will provide faculty with the necessary tools to further develop the role of ethics in their teaching and research. Each year, the seminar will gather around a unique theme to illuminate the multiple ways ethics is present in our preparation, in our classrooms, and in our research.

The theme for the 2022 Summer Ethics Seminar will be Disease. Over the last two years, the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has radically reshaped our existence as faculty, from our personal habits to all facets of our engagements with students. Against this backdrop, SES will gather faculty together to explore the theme of disease in light of these COVID years—what it is and how it inhabits our imagination, how it affects us [and our students] morally and spiritually, and what it has revealed about our basic ethical convictions—in order to develop more refined ethical approaches to our teaching and research.

What to Expect

SES will meet for one week for an hour before lunch and an hour and a half after lunch, and each of these meetings will serve a distinct purpose.

  • Before Lunch: Developing Ethical Literacy - the seminar will discuss a prepared reading that introduces key ethical language or concepts
  • Lunch: Provided by the Academy for Teaching & Learning
  • After Lunch: Incorporating Literacy - faculty will work collaboratively to incorporate ethical reflection and application into teaching and research agenda

Additional Information

  • Eligibility: SES is available to full-time faculty with a contract for the upcoming academic year and the expectation of continued employment at Baylor beyond the upcoming academic year.
  • Funding: Selected participants are eligible to receive a $1,000 stipend. Stipends are paid to faculty with a 10-month contract. Employees on 12-month contracts may not receive remuneration for their participation in the SES.
  • Number of Fellowships: 16
  • Contact: Applications may be obtained by following the link at the top of this page.
  • Deadline: Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on the designated due date. SES applications may be submitted via hard copy, but we prefer and encourage electronic submission to (Supervisory endorsements should be scanned and emailed or provided to via email from the endorsers.)