November newsletter

APPE Receives Grant to Develop Programming, Strategic Plan

We are thrilled to announce that APPE recently received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Indiana Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The funding will help our organization better respond to the myriad ethical dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to better prepare for the future by developing:

  • New programs—We’ll pilot two programs in March 2022 in Indianapolis that will feature APPE members facilitating discussions and engaging the general public, students, and educators in conversations about important and timely ethical issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and media literacy. The events will also be available to members virtually. Our goal is to use these two public ethics events to test methods that could inspire other public conversations on campuses and in communities that put ethics at the center of some of our most controversial issues.
  • An APPE strategic plan—We will use this opportunity to think strategically about what our organization is contributing to the world and how we can provide stronger member benefits. We’ll be asking you for input, and we hope you’ll help us dream big. Stay tuned for opportunities to provide feedback, from surveys to focus groups to open office hour Zoom calls.

With these new public events and a new strategic plan, APPE hopes to show that ethical thinking and dialogue are essential components for meaningful participation in social, political, cultural life as a citizen of one’s community, the nation, and the world. And if the recent crises have taught us anything, it's that our ethical responsibilities are inescapable.

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