Center for Academic Ethics

Center for Academic Ethics Certification *



Earn a certificate for Ethics in Research and Scholarship (Without extending your coursework at UNI!)

  • Learn how ethical issues are addressed in a variety of research/scholarship fields
  • Become a more ethically professional scholar/researcher
  • Meet faculty and students from other disciplines across campus
  • Distinguish your resume and CV

This certificate option is open to graduate and undergraduate students in ALL MAJORS.


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To earn the certificate, you must complete the two part process. There is no time limit for completion.

See for specific information on each event.


PART A:  Participate in at least 4 research ethics-related workshops or panel discussions sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics, UNI Business Ethics Chair, Graduate College, and other partners, during one or more semesters. 

Part A options during the Fall of 2018 are:  

Ethical Data Management & Presentation

Ethics in Qualitative Research

Avoiding Plagiarism

Social Responsibility in Research

Social Media as a Research Recruitment Tool: Ethical Considerations and Guidelines for IRBs


PART B:  Participate in at least 2 additional activities (such as another relevant workshop or panel discussion, special lecture, “What If” seminar, or Business Ethics Movie night).  Conducting ethics research under the supervision of a Center faculty member will also fit Part B.

Part B options during the Fall of 2018 are:

Student research project funded by the Center (see Guidelines)


Additional options may be offered in future semesters.


*Note—this is not a credit certificate. It will not appear on your transcript, but you can ethically list it as an additional credential on your CV or resume!