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Past Events 2015-16

 


 


NEW SEMINAR SERIES:  "What If?"

The David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics and the Center for Academic Ethics at the University of Northern Iowa introduce a new, ongoing series of public forums to explore different hypothetical scenarios, by asking the question “What If…?”  Presenters will review relevant research and invite the audience to examine various intended and unintended consequences.  Aimed at a broad audience of community members, graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff, the purpose of the series is to stimulate critical thinking and greater public understanding of crucial issues facing society.  The forums will address a wide variety of topics that are likely to affect us in the near future.

The first forum in the series is “What If…Iowa transitioned to a clean energy economy by 2050?” presented by UNI environmental sustainability experts Jack Yates (Professor of Psychology) and Carole Yates (Program Manager, Center for Energy & Environmental Education).

Cedar Falls Public Library, Large Meeting Room
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Media, the campus community, and the general public are welcome to attend
For more information, contact craig.vansandt@uni.edu.

 

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PAST EVENTS

IRB TRAINING FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 2:00-4:00 pm, State College Room, Maucker Union
Sponsored by Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and the UNI Honors Program


 

IRB TRAINING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 2:00-4:00 pm, Elm Room, Maucker Union
Sponsored by Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and the UNI Graduate College

These two sessions covered the ethical principles and regulations regarding research involving humans, including the UNI Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process and procedures.  The workshop targets students, but anyone at UNI is welcome to register and attend.  Refreshments will be provided.  Registration is required.  
 


 

ETHICS IN SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 1:00-4:00 pm, Oak Room, Maucker Union

This workshop is NOT a training about human subjects or IRB.  This workshop will help participants become acquainted with other key ethical issues involved in academic scholarship and research.  It will include presentations and interactive discussion on such topics as integrity in authorship, qualitative and quantitative data management, and collaboration in scholarship.  The session will help to satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects.  These sessions are sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics, Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Graduate College.  All are welcome to attend.  
Registration is required.

For further information, email:  susan.etscheidt@uni.edu or anita.gordon@uni.edu.


2015 CONFERENCE ON ETHICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Ethics in Practice: Building a Classroom and Campus Culture for Academic Integrity

Th & Fri, September 17-18, 2015, UNI campus, Maucker Union.  Keynote speaker was James Lang, Professor of English and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College, and author of the 2013 book, "Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty".  


CONFERENCE FOLLOW-UP SESSION: “But I didn’t think I was cheating!”: Definitions and Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty

Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Thursday, October 15, 3:30-4:30, Lib 378

Dr. Leslie Williams, Dean of Students

Are we being clear with our students about the meaning and expectations of academic integrity? Research indicates that approximately 70% of college students engage in some form of cheating.  Join us for a presentation of Dr. Williams’ research on academic dishonesty and a discussion of how we might use the research to create an environment at UNI where academic integrity is recognized and valued.


ETHICAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

Department of Social Work
Friday, October 9, 2015, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, UNI Commons Ballroom

The presenter for the Fall 2015 Social Work ethics symposium will be Frederic G. Reamer.  Dr. Reamer is Professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983.  Dr. Reamer has lectured extensively nationally and internationally (including India, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Canada) on the subjects of professional ethics and professional malpractice and liability.  Additionally, he chaired the national task force that wrote the current Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers.

Registration is required by October 9, 2015.  Fee is $ 45.  CEU's available.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics.


 

WHO BENEFITS?: PRESERVING AND MAKING AVAILABLE AN INSTITUTION'S DIGITAL RESEARCH AND CREATIVE AND SCHOLARLY OUTPUT

Campus presentation by Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communication Librarian and Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University.  Thursday, April 16, 2015, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm, in CBB 109.  Come to this session to gain an understanding of institutional repositories, the types of works found in them, and their benefits to faculty and the University.


 

ETHICS IN SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 1:00-4:15 pm, University Room, Maucker Union
This workshop will address key ethical issues involved in academic scholarship and research, such as maintaining integrity in authorship and data interpretation.  The workshop will include brief presentations and interactive discussion.  This session will help to satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects.  Certificates of attendance will be provided.  Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.  Refreshments will be provided.   

REGISTRATION is required.  Contactkavita.dhanwada@uni.edu for information.


THE ETHICS OF ENERGY PRODUCTION

Hosted by the UNI Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, this event will be held in Maucker Union on April 15, 2015.  A panel of experts will discuss: 

  • Concerns about how Iowa and the U.S. will meet future energy needs.

  • The proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline and Rock Island Clean Line projects.

  • The approval process for proposed energy production projects.

  • How to get your voice heard in the discussion.