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Teaching Ethics to Adult Learners FIG

The Teaching Ethics to Adult Learners Faculty Interest Group (TEALFIG) is an opportunity for faculty from various disciplines to come together and discuss the effectiveness of ethics education at ACC. Participants will discuss best practices, how to increase student success, and collaborate to expand ethics-based courses to other Areas of Study at ACC. Join this group to obtain a better understanding of why ethics are taught in various disciplines and what the ultimate goal is in having students complete an ethics course(s) as part of their undergraduate education.

Spring 2021 meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. For more information, please contact Larry Stephens at

The deadline to apply has passed.

Meeting Dates and Topics

Topic 1: Introductions and Overview

January 29, 2021


A survey and discussion of Ethics courses taught in various Areas of Study throughout ACC; course offerings (online vs. classroom). Talk about successes and opportunities in teaching an Ethics course.

Topic 2: Developing Ethics Course Content and Best Practices

February 26, 2021


Discussion focused on what content is covered in an Ethics course. Suggestions for best practices in course design (learning objectives). Possible collaboration among group members of implementing Quality Matters in our online courses.

Topic 3: Developing Ethics Course Content and Best Practices, Part 2

March 26, 2021


A continuation of the previous discussion with a focus on active learning techniques and engaging students in an Ethics course (both online and classroom). Discussion of potential collaborative ethics education research project.

Topic 4: TBD by FIG participants based on previous discussions

April 30, 2021


If participants are open to doing a collaborative ethics education research project, this session could be focused on possible research topics, funding, grants, etc.