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Autumn 2014 Course: Reflections on Responsibility, Research and Society

Autumn 2014 Course: Reflections on Responsibility, Research and Society

TTh 2:30-3:50 pm    
Location: HSR RR134

BH460 3 credits
SLN: 10997
No Add Codes Required

Instructor: Rose James, PhD, Assistant Professor


This is an undergraduate level seminar course designed to explore ethical and policy issues that emerge from conduct of basic, applied, translational, community-based, and biomedical research.  Topics include research misconduct, welfare of laboratory animals, human subjects research, conflicts of interest, collaborative research, data collection and management, mentorship and training, publication, authorship, and peer review.  Through a combination of lecture, small group discussion and activities, and assigned case studies this course provides historical perspectives and presents the current ethical, institutional issues, and debates that arise during all phases of the conduct of research: (1) design and planning, (2) implementation, and (3) dissemination.

Students’ comments from previous years:

The guest speakers were excellent.  Greatly appreciated how an effort was made to bring in speakers relevant to our interests!  Very good class!

The various topics & categories the course was divided into was very helpful.  Also, discussion after each topic helped with better understanding of the topic being discussed.

Who would benefit from this course?

Students with a broad range of exposure to research environments would benefit from this course. The course will be of interest to students considering team science and interdisciplinary research approaches.




Summer Course: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio

GEN ST 348: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio

Full Summer Term (June 23-Aug. 22)
T/Th, 3:30-4:30pm
SLN 11610
2 credits, CR/NC


Robin Chang,, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Lauren Brohawn,, Undergraduate Research Program

This course will guide you through the process of building an online e-portfolio. The e-portfolio development process will help you to identify deep connections between your learning, your experiences, and your life goals. Engage in hands-on activities exploring your personal strengths; organize and document your accomplishments; and highlight evidence of your learning in creative and visual ways that showcase your skills and knowledge. You will conclude this course with the skillset and a multimedia framework necessary to maintain a personal e-portfolio that will help you to stay focused on your goals, give you a place to store your significant learning experiences, and that can grow and change as you do. (Open to students of all grade-levels and all academic majors, no prior experience with technology is necessary).