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  • Ethics/Responsible Conduct of Research Workshops

    The College of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research and Commercialization offer a series of workshops to enable doctoral students to fulfill the four-workshop requirement in ethics and responsible conduct of research. Students must take at least two CORE workshops and at least two other CORE or ELECTIVE workshops, for a total of four workshops.

    CORE and ELECTIVE workshops are offered every Fall, Spring and Summer semester.

    The ethics/responsible conduct of research (RCR) workshops are provided at no cost and are open to all UCF graduate students and postdoctoral associates. Priority is given to doctoral students who are required to complete these workshops prior to advancement to candidacy.

    Deadline

    All ethics/RCR workshop requirements must be completed prior to a doctoral student’s advancement to candidacy.

    Workshop Delivery Format

    Each ethics/RCR workshop is offered in a two-hour, face-to-face session, including a combination of lecture and discussion with a focus on case studies.

  • Core Workshops

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    •    Doing the Right Thing: What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Research Misconduct

      • Dr. Stephen Kuebler – Department of Chemistry

        In this session students will learn the 12 core areas of responsible conduct of research (RCR).  The core areas will be explored using a combination of case studies and facilitated discussion.  Emphasis will be placed on recognizing the historical foundations of RCR within the broader landscape of ethics.  Students will learn how to leverage communication and disclosure for the ethical and responsible conduct of research.

        January 30 - Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
        March 7 - Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
        April 5 - Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    •    Authorship, Credit and Collaborative Scholarship and Research: Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid (GPD002)

      • Steffen Guenzel, PhD, Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum, Department of Writing and Rhetoric
        Andrew Randall, PhD, Civil Engineering

        This workshop will help to clarify rules governing authorship of peer-reviewed publications and ethical guidelines. We will identify issues and decision making with respect to authorship through the instructor’s personal experiences and example case studies.

        January 19 - Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall - 10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.
        January 26 - Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall - 10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.
        February 21 - Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall - 10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.
        March 28 - Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall - 10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.
        April 23 - Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall - 2:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

    •    Data Management: Perils of Fabrication, Falsification, and Confidentiality

      • Liqiang Ni, PhD, Department of Statistics 

        This workshop addresses research misconduct in the form of fabrication of data or experimental outcomes, falsifying data or originality of material (e.g., plagiarism) and breech of confidentially of data as it relates to human subjects or contractual obligations. An historical perspective is given to highlight some infamous examples of misconduct and the ensuing scandals when they were publicized. Some mechanisms for discovery of bogus data will be noted to suggest that ultimately research misconduct will likely be discovered. Some long-term consequences of research misconduct will be identified that demonstrates the paramount importance of maintaining data integrity. 

        January 26 - Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall - 1:00 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m.
        February 19 - Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
        April 24 - Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall - 9:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.

    •    Ethics: Personal Integrity as a Graduate Student (GPD004)

      • Jonathan Beever, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

        This workshop is an examination of relevant issues involved in the concept of "integrity" in one's role as a graduate student. Among the issues discussed are professional codes of conduct the meaning of "honor" and personal responsibility.

        February 7 - Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall - 11:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.
        April 11 - Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall - 11:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.

  • Elective Workshops

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    •    Intellectual and Other Conflicts of Interest: Your Rights and Responsibilities

      • Douglas Backman, Office of Research and Commercialization 

        This workshop addresses the various conflicts of interest encountered by faculty during their academic and research tenure. The session will address conflicts of interest between faculty and students, financial conflicts of interests related to sponsored research and conflicts of commitments related to faculty members institutional assignments and their private business or consulting activity. The objective of the session is to make the student aware of the various types of conflicts of interests and the student’s role and responsibilities in mitigating such conflicts. The session will use directed learning and case studies to facilitate decision making scenarios. 

        April 19 – Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall –  3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    •    Intellectual Property Rights (GPD006)

      • John Miner, Office of Research and Commercialization

        John Miner from the Office of Research and Commercialization will present this seminar which will address intellectual property rights specifically concerning graduate student and post-doctoral fellows.

        February 16 – Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
        March 9 – Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall –  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
        April 16 – Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall –  3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    •    Ethical and Legal Issues in Teaching (GPD007)

      • Jonathan Beever, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

        A discussion of various issues that may and do arise in college and university-level teaching, including disruptive student behaviour, academic dishonesty, FERPA, your responsibilities as an instructor or Teaching Assistant. Also included as a central feature is the place of the UCF Creed and UCF Golden Rule as guiding principles.

        February 2 – Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
        April 5 – Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    •    How Diverse Attitudes and Perspectives Can Affect You in the Classroom and Workplace (GPD008)

      • Barbara Thompson, Assistant Director, Diversity Education and Faculty Engagement, Office of Diversity Initiatives

        In the classroom and workplace, situations involving aspects of human diversity may arise that require each of us to reflect on our own biases. This workshop encourages participants to push their views on personal and professional integrity and ethical decision making to their limits.  Bring with you flexibility of thought and openness to different attitudes and perspectives as we discuss some challenging scenarios that ask us to decide what is the "right thing to do.

        April 13 – Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    •    Ethical Decision Making in Graduate School and Beyond (GPD011)

      • Jennifer Wright, Dispute Resolution Services, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

        Actions taken as a result of a decision made reflects one’s values and principles. Inherently, we know what is right and wrong behavior but do we understand how others judge right and wrong behavior. This seminar will provide problem-solving methods and critical questioning techniques associated with the practice of ethical decision making. During the seminar, participants will have an opportunity to strengthen one’s principles of professional conduct to be able to practice living by a set of ethical standards.

        February 8 – Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
        March 23 – Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
        April 10 – Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    •    A Practical Guide to Preventing Plagiarism

      • Douglas Backman, Office of Research and Commercialization 

        This session will outline ethical writing guidelines and define commonly found plagiarism practices. The student will gain an understanding on how to prevent plagiarizing another person’s work and learn the proper use of citations when drafting research papers and journals.

        March 8 – Graduate Student Center Presentation Room, 146 Colbourn Hall – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Registering for Ethics/RCR Workshops

    Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success. Please see the Pathways to Success Workshop Registration Instructions for additional details.  Please make sure to register for workshops that are in the ACADEMIC INTEGRITY category. These are the only workshops that will count towards the completion of this policy.

    Reviewing Completion of Ethics/RCR Workshops

    When attending a workshop, remember to sign in on the attendance roster, so your completion of the workshop may be recorded by the College of Graduate Studies in university record.  

    You can view enrolled and completed workshops (courses) on the Training Summary page in your myUCF Student Center.

    1. Login to your myUCF Student Center, scroll down to the Graduate Students section, and select the Pathways to Success link.
    2. On the Workshops Search page, click Your Graduate Workshops/Cancel Enrollments link.

    Programs Approved for Exemption of the Ethics/RCR Workshop Requirement

    The College of Graduate Studies and Office of Research and Commercialization have approved the following graduate programs for exemption of the ethics/RCR workshop requirement. Students in these programs are encouraged to attend the ethics/RCR workshops but are not required to do so. These students must complete the CITI Responsible Conduct of Research training requirement, which is not included in this exemption.

    Students must take the course listed below for their program. No substitution or waiver is allowed.

    • Clinical Psychology PhD - CLP 7623 Ethical and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology
    • Curriculum and Instruction EdD (previously named Education EdD) - EDF 7494 Identifying Complex Problems of Practice
    • Education PhD - IDS 7501 Issues and Research in Education
    • Educational Leadership EdD - Executive Track - EDF 7471 Research in Leadership 1
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology PhD - INP 7081 Professional Issues in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Nursing DNP - NGR 7855 Evidence-Based Practice Development for DNP
    • Nursing PhD - NGR 7805 Doctoral Scholarship
    • Sociology PhD - SYA 7309 Advanced Sociological Research Methods (exemption applies only to students admitted prior to Fall 2017)
    • Hospitality Management PhD - HMG 7588 Research Seminar Hospitality and Tourism

    For more information about exemption from attending ethics/RCR workshops, see the Faculty and Staff site.

    Questions?

    Contact the College of Graduate Studies (407-823-2766 or gradworkshops@ucf.edu) if you have questions about academic integrity training. 


 

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