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TLPDC/Ethics Lunch Series (Fall 2014)

Lunch will be provided at each session.

Pre-registration is required and available on the TLPDC website (http://www.tlpd.ttu.edu/).

 

Title: Two-Minute Challenge: Talking about Ethics with an Egg-Timer

Date: Tuesday, 9/30

Time: 12:30 -1:30 PM

Presenters: Dr. Justin Louder and Suzanne Tapp

Location: Room 151 - Audio/Video Instructional Lab (AVI) Library

Event Summary:

You are a beginning graduate student asking to check a manuscript and verify data. What do you do if you notice a problem? Does this raise questions about authorship? Consider this situation: What would you do if you noticed problems with your PI's data? How should you proceed? What kind of information do you need to consider to understand the situation? The National Center for Professional and Research Ethics has created a series of two-minute challenges designed to ask you to consider real-world ethical challenges that you might face in graduate school, as a student or in a work environment. Each challenge is based on real scenarios and raises questions for discussion. Join this interactive session as we think through several of these two-minute challenges and identify issues, relevant rules or regulations, resources, options and questions.

 

Title: All the World's a Stage: Acting Training as a Secret Weapon for Effective Communication

Date: Wednesday, 10/29

Time: 12 -1:30 PM

Presenters: Drs. Linda Donahue and Bob Chanda

Location: Room 151 - Audio/Video Instructional Lab (AVI) Library

Event Summary:

Effective communication, one of the TTU's ethical principles, has been a challenging task in academic, professional, and personal life. This TLPDC Ethics Lunch session will focus on the use of acting techniques to strengthen communication skills for faculty, supervisors, and teaching assistants. The presentation provides a special emphasis on nonverbal communication, which is often a key to creating favorable impressions in order to project authority, competence, and a sense of self-confidence. The presenters will focus on a demonstration of acting techniques that are designed to sensitize participants to the communicative possibilities of these nonverbal behaviors and could be applied in various disciplines and settings.

 

Title: Secure Survey Data Collection: A New "Cap" for Researchers

Date: Thursday, 11/13

Time: 12:30 -1:30 PM

Presenters: Drs. Alice Young and Kathy Austin

Location: Room 151 - Audio/Video Instructional Lab (AVI) Library

Event Summary:

The TTU Office of the VPR, the Office of the CIO, and the IRB will discuss survey data collection guidelines, and unveil a new resource for researchers. RedCap is an online survey system designed for multi-departmental collaboration and data sharing. Join us to review the resource and discuss survey data collection and best practices.

 

 

 

Coffee Ethics Series (Fall 2014)

"Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Plagiarism: the DOs and DON'Ts "

Date: Tuesday, 10/7

Time: 9:30-10:45 am

Presenters: Dr. Marcelo Schmidt and Kimberly Vardeman

Location: Room 153, TLPDC, Library

Event Summary:

Have you copied and pasted text from the internet for your assignments, worried if you paraphrased correctly, or failed to cite a source? Because scholarship requires high standards of integrity, this Coffee Ethics Series will help you identify plagiarism and provide techniques to paraphrase properly. A short demonstration of two online services offered by the Library – iThenticate and Turnitin – will show you how to check manuscripts for potential plagiarism. Following the demonstration are breakout sessions that help you sharpen your writing skills and avoid this common, often inadvertent, form of academic dishonesty.

 

"Stress Management"

Date: Thursday, 10/23

Time: 9:30-10:30 am

Presenter: Dr. Klint Hobbs

Location: Room 153, TLPDC, Library

Event Summary:

Stress is a natural and normal part of everyday life, but too much stress can interfere with healthy functioning. This Coffee Ethics Series will help you identify sources of unhealthy stress, provide you with some tools to cope with stress, and teach you how to reduce stress when it feels out of control.

 

 

PAST EVENTS

TLPDC/Ethics Lunch Series (Spring 2014)

Title: "Science and Environmental Illiteracy: A Role for Ethics?"

Date: Wednesday, 2/12/2014

Time: 12 -1 PM

Presenter: Dr. Tom Arsuffi

Event Summary:

Water, the environment, and natural resources are critical issues for present and future generations, especially with population increases in the next century. An ecologically literate public will be needed to make informed decisions on a variety of issues as resources become limited. Yet studies consistently reveal that the U.S. public suffers from a tremendous environmental literacy gap that is increasing rather than decreasing. Further, >90% of U.S. will live in urban areas and children will have increasingly little contact with nature. The disconnect between children and nature has important health, policy and career ramifications (Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods). Here, I examine the structure and function of science, environmental education and literacy at various scales and from a natural resources and water as ethical issues perspective.

 

Title: "Diversity Matters: The Ethics of Educating the Many"

Date: Tuesday, 3/11/2014

Time: 12:30 -1:30 PM

Presenter: Dr. Aliza Wong

Event Summary:

At a time in which buzzwords, taglines, slogans, and soundbites abound; when university affirmative action cases appear before the Supreme Court, reality TV stars use new-found fame to express their opinions about Jim Crow, and hazing in professional athletics includes racial epithets and slurs; when an African American president is elected and re-elected, the Stand Your Ground death of a young African American youth leads to a national discourse on race, and the legacies of slavery, imprisonment, and discrimination fill the silver screen - Diversity Matters. Speaking both to and beyond the scope of the university, the presenters at this TLPDC/Ethics Lunch will focus on the ways in which the ethics of "deep diversity" offer new ways of acknowledging and respecting the multiplicity and distinctiveness of individuals and protect the more participatory conversation on inclusion. The discussion will engage with the viability of a universal understanding of ethics, particularly in multicultural communities. Colleges and universities represent microcosms of diverse cultures and groups - how do we best embody an ethical approach to providing for the multiple and different needs, intellectual curiosities, and meaningful engagement in the curricular and co-curricular workings of the university?

 

Coffee Break Ethics Series (Spring 2014)

Title: "Ethics on Coaching"

Date: Tuesday, 4/15/2014

Time: 9:30-10:45 am

Facilitator: Coach Marsha Sharp

Panel: Kirby Hocutt, Athletics Director,

           Tom Stone, Head Women's Soccer Coach

           Candi Whitaker, Head Women's Basketball Coach

Event Summary:

The Texas Tech Athletics and the TTU Ethics Center invite you to the 2nd Coffee Break Ethics for the Spring 2014 semester "Ethics on Coaching." The panelists will explore some ethical issues and choices that coaches, players, and administrators face on a daily basis. Issues for discussion include, but are not limited to, the role of academics in an athletic setting, difficult decision-making processes, and national trends such as paying student athletes to play. Coach Marsha Sharp will be the facilitator; panel includes Kirby Hocutt, Athletics Director, Tom Stone, Head Women's Soccer Coach, and Candi Whitaker, Head Women's Basketball Coach. * Audience resource: Brian Shannon, Faculty Athletics Representative Felicia Martin, Associate Athletics Director for Academics.

 

Title: "Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Plagiarism: the DOs and DON'Ts "

Date: Thursday, 2/20/2014

Time: 9:30-10:45 am

Presenters: Dr. Marianne Evola and Kimberly Vardeman

Event Summary:

The TTU Library, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the TTU Ethics Center invite you to the first Coffee Break Ethics Series for the Spring 2014 semester. Have you copied and pasted text from the internet for your assignments, worried if you paraphrased correctly, or failed to cite a source? Because scholarship requires high standards of integrity, this Coffee Break Ethics Series will help you identify plagiarism and provide techniques to paraphrase properly. A short demonstration of two online services offered by the Library – iThenticate and Turnitin – will show you how to check manuscripts for potential plagiarism. Following the demonstration are breakout sessions that help you sharpen your writing skills and avoid this common, often inadvertent, form of academic dishonesty. 

 

TLPDC/Ethics Lunch Series (Fall 2013)

Title: "Ethics and Safety in Research Leadership"

Date: 9/19/2013, Thursday

Time: 12:30 PM -1:30 PM

Event Summary:

Please join Dr. Steve Presley (The Institute of Environmental and Human Health), Dr. Dimitri Pappas (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry), and Ms. Anna Gibson (The Institute of Environmental and Human Health) for a discussion on lab safety. The panelists will present audience members with case studies in lab safety and allow for a discussion over the incidents. The panelists will also
discuss how these case studies might be integrated into the classroom lectures over lab safety.  

 

Title: "Academic Integrity and the Online Classes"

Date: 10/24/2013, Thursday

Time: 12:30 PM -1:30 PM

Event Summary:

As more and more students participate in online classes or in hybrid or web supported classes it is important that faculty keep in mind how the online classroom settings impact academic integrity. In this panel discussion, you will hear from three faculty members who teach predominantly online. The panelists will discuss their experiences, how they confront academic dishonesty in the online environment and will share tips to help you encourage integrity in your own online or hybrid classes. The panelists for this discussion include Dr. Stephanie Jones (College of Education), Dr. Jon Ulmer (College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources), and Dr. Marcus Tanner (Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs).

 

Title: "Publishing 101:  Where Should You Place Your Article for Greatest Impact"

Date: 11/18/2013, Monday

Time: 12 PM - 1 PM

Event Summary:

Don't fall victim to predatory online journals that promise to publish your research and then charge you for the publications.  There are many options for publishing the results of your research. Some prefer to use the standard publishing outlets in their discipline, others are choosing open source options and open repositories. Learn how to choose the best channels for your research that will get your research noticed and cited and avoid the predatory open access publishers.

  

Coffee Break Ethics Series (Fall 2013)

"Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Plagiarism: the DOs and DON'Ts "

Thursday, October 3rd, 9:30-10:30 am

Presenter: Dr. Marcelo Schmidt

Event Summary:

Have you copy-pasted text from the internet for your assignments, worried if you paraphrased correctly, or failed to cite a source? Because scholarship requires high standards of integrity, this Coffee Break Ethics Series will help you identify plagiarism, paraphrase properly, and apply in-text citations accurately. A presentation and one-on-one breakout sessions will sharpen your writing skills and help you avoid this common, often inadvertent, form of academic dishonesty.

 

Moving Ethical Pictures Series (Fall 2013)

Million Dollar Baby, followed by a panel discussion

Wednesday, November 6th, 6-9 pm

Panelists: Drs. John Barkdull, Tommie Farrell, and Francesca di Poppa

Location: Escondido Theatre, SUB

* Note: Rated PG-13 for violence, some disturbing images, thematic material and language.

 

TLPDC/Ethics Lunch series (Spring 2013)

Coffee Break Ethics Series (Spring 2013)

TLPDC/Ethics Lunch Series (Fall 2012)

 

Coffee Break Ethics Series (Fall 2012)

Moving Ethical Pictures Series (Fall 2012)

TLTC/Ethics Center Ethics Lunch Series (Spring 2012)

TLTC/Ethics Center Ethics Lunch Series (Fall 2011)

TLTC/Ethics Center Ethics Lunch Series (Spring 2011)

TLTC/Ethics Center Ethics Lunch Series (Fall 2010)

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