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Executive Vice President and Provost

What If.... We Really Focused on Families, Mothers and Babies?

What If? session led by Disa Cornish and Susan Roberts-Dobie, School of Kinesiology, Allied Health and Human Services

What if we paid more attention to new moms and babies? What if we found ways to support parents and infants? Social support, family leave policies, and childcare will be explored in an interactive session focusing on the potential benefits to the wellbeing of our communities through health education and policy changes. We welcome and encourage attendance and participation from pregnant/parenting individuals and families, healthcare providers, social service providers, childcare providers, policymakers, and anyone in the community who has an interest in the health and wellbeing of families and children. Registration is not required and is open to the public. Fits Part B for Ethics in Scholarship certification.

What If.... School Districts Valued Good Food as an Essential Part of Education?

What If? session led by Jodie Huegerich, Center for Energy and Environmental Education.

School districts including more local foods in menus will be discussed and the positive impacts that has on nutrition, quality of food, the local economy, and the life-long habits of children. We welcome and encourage attendance and participation from parents and families with children attending K-12 schools, school board members from any district, K-12 school staff, and anyone in the community who has an interest in good food being served to children attending K-12 schools. Registration is not required and is open to the public. Fits Part B for Ethics in Scholarship certification.

OSF 101: Introduction to the Open Science Framework, including Data Archival and Pre-Registration

Hands-on workshop by alumna Katherine Corker, an active member of and liaison for the Open Science Framework (OSF), an online project sharing and collaboration initiative developed by the nonprofit Center for Open Science. Corker will introduce the OSF and demonstrate how to set up and manage your research activities in the system as well as use it for data sharing and communications across research teams. Registration is required. Faculty and graduate students involved in research are particularly encouraged to attend. Fits Part A for Ethics in Scholarship certification.  

Science 2.0: Transparency and Openness as the Keys to Solving the Reproducibility Crisis

There is much talk these days about the "reproducibility crisis" in science, but what does it mean and why is everyone so concerned about it? Corker will provide an overview of the national and international conversation taking place on this issue, share information on research taking place to assess the problem and offer potential approaches for addressing it. Registration is required. Faculty and graduate students involved in research are encouraged to attend. Fits Part A for Ethics in Scholarship certification.

Cheating at UNI: Faculty and Students Perspectives

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture by Helen Harton. She will share the results from the student and faculty study conducted by the Center for Academic Ethics last spring, which surveyed students and faculty members on their perceptions of the UNI student academic ethics policy and the frequency of various cheating behaviors in the classroom and other scholarly activities. Registration is not required for this event. Fits Part B for Ethics in Scholarship certification.

Avoiding Plagiarism

RCR Workshop by Ellen Neuhaus, Rod Library, and Deanne Gute, Academic Learning Center. The workshop will be offered twice from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, and Tuesday, March 28. This training session 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 publication/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. Fits Part A for Ethics in Scholarship certification.

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