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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

This panel 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. Panelists include Kenneth Elgersma, Ph.D., Biology, Benjamin Forsyth, Ph.D., Educational Psychology and Foundations, Helen Harton, Ph.D., Psychology, and Chris Larimer, Ph.D., Political Science. 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

Monday, February 19, 2018, 3:00-5:00 pm, Rod Library 301 (ScholarSpace)

Presented 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.

Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity, and Power

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

Panelists in this workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. This event will include presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to power relationships, including issues involving gender and race/ethnicity. Panelists include Seong-In Choi, Ph.D., Psychology, David Hernandez-Saca, Ph.D., Special Education, Steven Onken, Ph.D., Social Work, and Kyle Rudick, Ph.D., Communications. 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.

Government Ethics versus Business Ethics

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 4:00-5:00 pm, Curris Business Building 223

David Surdam, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, will share ethical aspects of social security and state lotteries, and will compare them with business ethics. He will further discuss how business people are often thrown on the defensive regarding ethics, as well as the role government officials play in overseeing business practitioners. Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics, Beta Gamma Sigma, & The David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics. This session fits Part B of the Ethics in Scholarship Certificate.