Classroom Ethics - Cancelled

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

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The claim, “anybody can teach” has surfaced in conversation over the years. Individuals who make and/or accept this perspective generally do not understand the complexities of teaching. In addition to implementing one of more instructional strategies to promote learning, an instructor may make decisions or engage in behaviors that address nebulous issues that surface during a lesson or throughout a semester.

Within this presentation, participants will consider three ethical perspectives that may impact decisions they make during or outside of instruction. There will be opportunities for them to apply one or more of these viewpoints to address dilemmas presented in selected scenarios. There will be multiple opportunities for discussions and questions throughout and at the end of the presentation, also.

This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Fostering Proactive Learning Environments. In order to qualify for the certificate of completion, participants must attend four required courses and 2 electives.

Required sessions:

  1. Setting Classroom Expectations and Creating a Sense of of Belonging
  2. Promoting Academic Integrity and Responding to Student Disruptions
  3. Addressing Common Violations
  4. Dealing with the Unexpected: Classroom Disruptions

Elective Sessions Offered Spring 2019:

  1. Engage! Educate! Entertain! Methods for Successful Online Teaching
  2. 10 Tips for Effectively Teaching International Students
  3. Classroom to Career: Fostering Student Career Readiness
  4. You're Not Paranoid. They are Watching: Privacy and Security in the Classroom and Beyond
  5. Classroom Ethics
  6. Stuttering in the Classroom: Considerations for Students and Faculty
  7. Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Chinese Students in Your Classroom
  8. Developing a Course Syllabus with Backward Design



Nate Carnes
Associate Professor, Department of Instruction and Teacher Education
Associate Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

Nate Carnes is the Associate Director in the Center for Teaching Excellence. In addition to three education degrees and a permanent Ohio teaching certificate, he earned his Ph.D. in Education Administration with an emphasis in science education at Miami University (OH). His teaching performances that span almost 40 years have resulted in awards and citations of excellence at the University of South Carolina, state, regional and international levels. Among these citations, Carnes is the recipient of the prestigious 2007 ASTE Science Teacher Educator of the Year, a recognition of international distinction; South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education 2018 Jennifer L. Wilson Teaching Excellence; and the College of Education 2011 Lee Maidment Spirit of Service awards. Carnes’ scholarly activities explore pedagogical issues and innovations within and beyond science education.