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Ethics in Scholarship (Responsible Conduct of Research) - REGISTER HERE for any/all sessions

All of the RCR sessions help to satisfy federal requirements for training in research ethics for students employed on NSF and NIH grants, and will contribute credit toward earning the Certificate for Ethics in Research and Scholarship.  Each session fits within the Part A requirement, unless otherwise stated. Most sessions targets graduate students, but all are welcome to attend.  Registration is required for all RCR sessionsFor further information on RCR sessions, email Emma Welch at welche@uni.edu. 


Fraud in the U.S. Education System

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm, Rod Library 282

Qingli Meng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminology, will share her research on fraud in the U.S. education system, one of the most neglected areas of media reporting. Each year, the number of cases have increased. By analyzing 560 education fraud cases investigated by the General Inspector of the U.S. Department of Education (1999-2016), this study identifies an obvious pattern of varying geographical distribution of education fraud. This study also describes the varieties of case characteristics. This session fits Part B of the certificate.

Ethical Issues in Quantitative Research

Monday, February 12, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm, Rod Library 287

Helen Harton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, will lead this workshop, which will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. It will include presentations and interactive discussion on such topics as integrity in authorship, data management, and collaboration in scholarship as they pertain to quantitative research methods. The session will help to satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects. This session targets graduate students, but all are welcome to attend.

Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity, and Power

Monday, February 26, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm, Rod Library 287

Led by Helen Harton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, this workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. It will include presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to power relationships, including issues involving gender and race/ethnicity. The session will help to satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects. This session targets graduate students, but all are welcome to attend.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Time, Date, Location TBA

Led by Deanne Gute, Academic Learning Center Writing Coordinator, this workshop will focus primarily on how to avoid plagiarism of others' work as well as one's own, but will also touch on collaboration in authorship and appropriate dissemination.  Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics, the Graduate College, Rod Library, & the Academic Learning Center.