Symposium Cases

Case Study Material

A Guide to a Successful Symposium

  • The case discussion session is the heart of the Ethics Symposium. Small group interactions form the basis of ethical dialogue. 
  • Reading each of the 12 cases beforehand is necessary. 
  • The purpose of discussing the cases is to understand the process whereby one arrives at an ethically responsible decision.  You will find that the cases do not have a simple right-wrong answer by design. 
  • The discussion leaders are facilitators.  The emphasis will be upon student participation with the sharing of different views and the exploration of the ethical issue. 
  • Four ethical Frameworks are provided for your use and reference. Please refer to them and practice using them in your thinking and discussion. 
College Ethics Symposium - Case Studies