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Past Events 2016 Fall

FALL 2016 EVENTS

All Faculty, staff, and students are welcome at all events.  Registration is required for all day-time events.

 


BRAD AGLE PUBLIC LECTURE:  Developing the Skills Necessary for Ethical Leadership:Insights from The Business Ethics Field Guide

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:00 pm, John Deere Auditorium, Curris Business Building rm 109.  
Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics and the David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics

Brad Agle (PhD, University of Washington) is the George W. Romney Endowed Professor, and Professor of Ethics and Leadership in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He currently serves as the President-Elect of the International Association for Business and Society, on the advisory board of the RLG Group and on the Ethics Committee of USA Synchro. From 1992-2009 he was a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and the inaugural director of the Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership.  

One of the world’s most cited professors in business ethics, Dr. Agle has recently published the following books: Research Companion to Ethical Behavior in Organizations: Constructs and Measures (2014) and The Business Ethics Field Guide (2016).  He has consulted with dozens of organizations and has been a guest on CNBC’s Morning Call, Power Lunch, and Closing Bell.  He and his wife Kristi have four children and five grandchildren.

The Business Ethics Field Guide: The Essential Companion to Leading Your Career and Your Company to Greatness, by Brad Agle, Aaron Miller, and Bill O'Rourke (2016), will be presented as door prizes at the lecture.  

More about The Business Ethics Field Guide.

Registration is not required for this event.

For further information, email:  anita.gordon@uni.edu or craig.vansandt@uni.edu

 


IRB TRAINING FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 2:00-4:00 pm, Maucker Union, State College Room
Sponsored by the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and the UNI Honors Program

This session coveres the ethical principles and regulations regarding research involving humans, including the UNI Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process and procedures.  The workshop targets undergraduate students, but anyone at UNI is welcome to register and attend.  Refreshments will be provided. 

Registration is required.

For further information, contact Micah Webb at mwebb@uni.edu.

 


IRB TRAINING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 2:00-4:00 pm, Maucker Union, University Room
Sponsored by the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and the Graduate College

This session coveres the ethical principles and regulations regarding research involving humans, including the UNI Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process and procedures.  The workshop targets graduate students, but anyone at UNI is welcome to register and attend.  Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required.

For further information, contact Micah Webb at mwebb@uni.edu.

 


RCR 1:  ETHICAL ISSUES IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

Monday, September 26, 2016, 1:30-3:00 pm, Rod Library, Room 282
Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics and the Graduate College.

The panel leading this workshop includes: Susan Etscheidt, Interim Department Head and Professor, Special Education, Deb Gallagher, Professor, Special Education; Tom Hall, Associate Professor, Communication Studies; and Marybeth Stalp, Department Head and Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology.

The workshop 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 qualitative inquiries.  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.

Registration is required.

For further information, email: Jim Keane at keanejab@uni.edu

 


RCR 2:  ETHICAL ISSUES IN QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH

Monday, October 3, 2016, 3:00-4:30 pm, Maucker Union, Oak Room
Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics and the Graduate College

This workshop 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.  The moderator for this session will be Helen Harton, Professor of Psychology.  Panel members will be Mary Losch, Center for Social and Behavioral Research (CSBR); Rob Hitlan, Psychology, and Nicole Skaar, Educational Psychology & Foundations.

Registration is required.

For further information, email: Jim Keane at keanejab@uni.edu

 


RCR 3:  ETHICAL ISSUES IN SCHOLARSHIP:  GENDER, ETHNICITY, AND POWER

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 3:30-5:00 pm, Maucker Union, Oak Room
Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics and the Graduate College

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.  Presenters will be Carissa Froyum from Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminology; Anne Woodrick from Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminology; Elizabeth Lefler from Psychology, and Shauib Meacham from Curriculum & Instruction. 

Registration is required.

For further information, email: Jim Keane at keanejab@uni.edu

 


RCR 4:  AVOIDING PLAGIARISM

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 12:00-1:30 pm, Rod Library ScholarSpace (Room 301)
Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics, the Graduate College, Rod Library, & the Academic Learning Center

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 authorship.  It 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.  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.

Registration is required.

For further information, email: Jim Keane at keanejab@uni.edu

 


RCR 5:  EXPLORING CROSS-CULTURAL ETHICS IN SCHOLARSHIP

Monday, October 31, 2016, 12:00-1:30 pm, Maucker Union, Elm Room - this session was postponed
Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics

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 research ethics in the U.S. as compared to other countries.  We will explore how differences in perceptions of ethical practice and integrity can create misunderstanding and confusion among scholars and students.  The session will assist international students in identifying their own cultural norms and expectations, finding resources that they can use to ensure they are adhering to U.S. regulatory and normative requirements, and developing more confidence in navigating any gaps between the two.  The session will help to satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects.  This session targets graduate and undergraduate students, but all are welcome to attend.

Registration is required.

For further information, email: Jim Keane at keanejab@uni.edu

 


WHAT IF.... We Had An Actual Democracy in the U.S.?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:00 pm, Cedar Falls Public Library

Wait, we don’t have a democracy?  In fact, the Constitution of the U.S. forms a republic.  Join Dr. Donna Hoffman, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa to discuss the republic the founders crafted and talk about the reasons why they did so.  In addition we will discuss the implications of this design on current political happenings.

The David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics and the Center for Academic Ethics at the University of Northern Iowa are hosting an 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.

RSVP is not required. 

For further information, email:  craig.vansandt@uni.edu or anita.gordon@uni.edu


WHAT IF.... We Could Create an Abundance Economy?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, 7:00 pm, Cedar Falls Public Library

Abundance, plenteousness, generosity – not terms we usually associate with the economy or our environmental futures.  In fact, the exact opposite is scarcity.  Scarcity, supply and demand are how we have thought about human economics for millennia. And it is generally how we view our environmental futures with trepidation...through the lens of scarcity.

But, what if all we needed to do to create a completely different future was to change the way we view it and start acting, creating, and rewarding abundance?  And what if abundance also meant a smaller environmental footprint?  Come and enjoy this interactive, What if…offering; Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at the Cedar Falls Public Library!

The facilitators for this session will be Catherine Zeman, Ph.D., Professor, Kinesiology, School of Allied Health & Human Services, and Professor, Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center at UNI; and Mr. Mark Herman, Green Manufacturing Consultant and Field Representative. 

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. 

RSVP is not required. 

For further information, email:  craig.vansandt@uni.edu or anita.gordon@uni.edu

 


ETHICS MOVIE NIGHT

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:30 pm, Curris Business Building rm 225

This event is a great opportunity to explore societal issues from an ethics perspective. We will be watching the 2014 drama "99 Homes." Following the film, UNI Business Ethics Chair Craig Van Sandt will facilitate a discussion with participants to identify and explore the ethical issues depicted. 

RSVP is not required.

For further information, email:  craig.vansandt@uni.edu