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Ethics: 2011 Conference Itinery

April 4, 2011 Itinerary

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Check-in and Registration

10-10:50 a.m. General Session

Ethical Choices Meet Hollywood Cinema

In this session we will examine several ethical dilemmas presented by filmmakers in mainstream cinematic films and discuss the implications of the decisions made by the characters. Ethical decision-making is all around us and examples in films can give us rich examples on which to hone our abilities to make tough decisions.

  • Dr. David Robinson, Assistant Professor of Management, Scott College of Business, Indiana State University, 1st Vice President of the Mental Health Association of Vigo County

    Dr. Robinson is an assistant professor of management in the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University. His research interests include learning and innovation in organizations and competitive strategy. In teaching, Dr. Robinson encourages students to examine entrepreneurial opportunities and engage in learning through experiences. At ISU his students created and operate the Executive Express Cafe learning laboratory and provide organizations with consulting services through the Sycamore Business Advisors.

    Prior to coming to ISU, Dr. Robinson taught global and strategic management ingraduate programs in healthcare at Texas Tech University and the Graduate School of Business at the University of California - Irvine. Dr. Robinson received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, his MBA from Indiana University - Bloomington and his BBA from UW-Madison. He is First Vice President of the Mental Health Association of Vigo Countywhere he focuses on providing additional community supportive housing for mentally ill residents of Terre Haute.

Facilitator: Ms. Julie Alig, Insurance and Risk Management Major

Location: HMSU Dede I

11-11:50 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

A. Pay to Play?

As college athletics become larger, should student athletes receive gifts or money? What ethical dilemmas could arise when college athletes are paid or compensated?

  • Ms. Angie Lansing, Assistant Athletics Director for Business Affairs, Senior Woman Administrator, Indiana State University

  • Mr. Greg Lansing, Head Men's Basketball Coach, Indiana State University

  • Mr. Joel McMullen, Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance and Eligibility, Indiana State University

  • Mr. Trent Miles, Head Football Coach, Indiana State University

  • Mr. Ron Prettyman, Director of Athletics, Indiana State University

Facilitator: Mr. Zack McAdams, Accounting Major, Forensic Accounting Minor

B. What Would YOU Do?

How do your ethical decision making skills hold up when placed in compromising situations?

  • Dr. Linda Maule, Associate Professor of Public Law/Legal Studies, Director of General Education, Indiana State University

Facilitator: Ms. Kendra Lindsey, Financial Services Major, Legal Studies and Civic Leadership Minor

C. The Great Social Security Debate

An in-depth look at the Social Security system and the inherent ethical dilemmas. This session will present varying viewpoints on how the history and development of the system has shaped the views of society. The debate will be an intellectual examination on the future of Social Security as the inter-generational gap becomes more apparent, and the level of sustainability that can be expected.

  • Dr. Paul Burkett, Professor of Economics, Indiana State University

  • Dr. Terrie Troxel, Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, Executive Director of the Gongaware Center, Interim Executive Director of the Networks Financial Institute, Indiana State University

Facilitator: Mr. Doug Gehrke, Business Administration Major, Economics Minor

D. Ethical Dilemmas in the Insurance Industry:

How far will insurance companies go in order to make their business succeed?

  • Mr. Walter Brandon, Indiana Insurance

  • Ms. Dondra Winninger, Indiana Insurance

Facilitator: Mr. Ryan Teppen, Insurance and Risk Management Major

E. What a Difference "I" Can Make?:

When iGAAP becomes standard, will it do more good than harm or vice versa?

  • Dr. Thomas Harris, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Indiana State University

  • Dr. Joseph Sanders, Program Coordinator and Professor of Accounting, Indiana State University

Facilitator: Ms. Eden Dillman, Management Major

F. Globalizing Ethics for Multinational Companies:

Come check out how Rolls-Royce is working to globalize ethics for multinational companies!

  • Mr. Charles J. Giesting, Corporate Ethics Manager, Rolls-Royce North America

  • Dr. William Wilhelm, Program Coordinator and Professor of Business Education, Information, and Technology, Indiana State University

Facilitator: Ms. Jaycee Hackney, Accounting Major, Forensic Accounting Minor

G. Pay Day Lenders or Debt Vendors:

Are Check-to-Cash businesses a good idea, or are they hurting the economy and their customers by charging the highest interest rate possible?

  • Dr. Robert Guell, Professor of Economics, Indiana State University

Facilitator: Mr. Matt Illingworth, Finance Major, Economics Minor

H. An Inter-Professional Discussion of Ethics in Health Care:

Should we have universal health care, or should it only be given to those who pay for it?

  • Barbara Battista, SP, BS, PA-C - Department of Applied Medicine & Rehabilitation – Physician Assistant, Indiana State University

  • Renee Bauer, RRN MS - Department of Baccalaureate Nursing, Indiana State University

  • Shaun Grammer, MSPA, PA-C - Department of Applied Medicine & Rehabilitation – Physician Assistant, Indiana State University

  • Sandra Hendrich, PT, DPT - Department of Applied Medicine & Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy, Indiana State University

  • Cherie Howk, Ph.D., FNP-BC – Department Chair of Department of Advanced Practice Nursing, Indiana State University

  • Leamor Kahanov, Ed.D., LAT, ATC – Department Chair of Applied Medicine & Rehabilitation – Athletic Training, Indiana State University

  • Catherine Paterson, Ph.D., AT – Department of Applied Medicine & Rehabilitation – Athletic Training, Indiana State University

Facilitator: Ms. Julie Alig, Insurance and Risk Management Major

I. Good, Fast or Cheap? Pick Two:

Is it ethical to focus on the quantity rather than the quality of products, when it could lead to safety issues?

  • Mr. Douglas Q. Jean, Six Sigma Financial Analyst, Eli Lilly and Company

  • Mr. Larry D. Taber, Six Sigma Champion, Manufacturing and Quality, Eli Lilly and Company

Facilitator: Ms. Kristina Hutson, Accounting and Financial Services Major, Forensic Accounting Minor

J. The Future of Tenure Within the University:

When a faculty member is up for tenure consideration, they must go before a review. What are they rated on? How ethical is it for other faculty to decide? What influence do the students have?

  • Dr. John Conant, Department Chair and Professor of Economics, Indiana State University

  • Dr. Jack Maynard, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Indiana State University

Facilitator: Ms. Aubrey Hancock, Accounting Major, Forensic Accounting Minor

K. Flying High in Debt:

In addition to their tuition costs, student pilots are faced with incredibly high costs to fly. What is the ethical rationale involved with putting students in greater debt just so they are able to finish their degree?

  • Capt. Vernon Bothwell, Instructor, Aviation Technology Program, Indiana State University

  • Capt. Ken Chirhart, Retired Delta Airlines International Line Check Captain

Facilitator: Ms. Lindsey Butorac, Management Major, Marketing Minor