Teaching Ethics and Human Values

Center for Ethics and Human Values

The Center for Ethics and Human Values hosts a semester-long fellowship program helping instructors across the University to improve their understanding of ethical issues in their areas of interest and to address them effectively in their teaching. It includes a half-day workshop, monthly meetings with other fellows, a teaching strategies session, and mentorship from CEHV faculty toward the development of relevant instructional materials. This teaching endorsement is only open to those taking part in this program to enhance their teaching and who have met the extra requirements focused on effective teaching of ethical issues.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this endorsement, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and understand the leading moral traditions in Western philosophy
  • Devise lesson plans that will encourage effective student engagement with ethical questions
  • Lead discussion about ethical challenges in their area of interest
  • Implement strategies for respectful ethical deliberation amidst moral disagreement
Participation Requirements
  1. Application, including brief description of a project developing instructional materials in the participant’s area of interest
  2. Attend a half-day workshop introducing moral theories and other participants
  3. Attend 5 monthly dinners with other fellows in CEHV’s Ethics Circle program, including leading a discussion about one’s project
  4. Attend teaching strategies workshop surveying classroom techniques to promote effective engagement of ethical issues and respectful classroom discussion
  5. Meet CEHV Faculty mentor in three 1-hour meetings to discuss progress of project, development of instructional materials, teaching methods; follow-up and ongoing communication by email
  6. Complete project developing effective instructional materials in area of interest, which will enter an online teaching repository available to Ohio State instructors
  7. $500 fellowship award upon successful completion of the program


To learn about the program and how to apply, visit the Center for Ethics and Human Values wesbite. For questions, contact Piers Turner at turner.894@osu.edu

Required Hours
Timeline for Completion
1-2 semesters