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RCR 1: ethical issues in qualitative research

The Center for Academic Ethics and the Graduate College will host this workshop which will  help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. There will be presentations and interactive discussion on topics including integrity in authorship, data management and collaboration in scholarship as they pertain to qualitative inquiries. The target audience is graduate students, but all are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

Scholar Connexus

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs’ Scholar Connexus is a fun, informal forum for faculty and staff to make scholarly connections with colleagues and potential collaborators both within and off campus. The goal of the event is to encourage research and creative scholarship activity on campus, and to build collaborative relationships that can foster that effort.


The Poor of 1984: The Roots of George Orwell’s Final Novel

Most American readers know George Orwell as the author of 1984 and Animal Farm, and as such consider him a staunch critic of communism and prophet of the surveillance state. But Orwell spent much of his writing career focused on exploring the cause and nature of poverty, and remained a committed socialist until his death. This lecture will put 1984 within the full context of Orwell’s career, and especially his lifelong criticism of big business and laissez-faire capitalism. The general public is invited; no pre-registration is required. 

2015 Conference on Ethics in Higher Education

The 2015 Ethics Conference topic is "Ethics in Practice: Building a Classroom and Campus Culture for Academic Integrity." The conference aims to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, research and best practice in facilitating and supporting integrity within the classroom, schools and college campuses. Oral, panel and poster presentations will be offered from faculty and staff at UNI and other colleges and universities in Iowa that focus on ethics and integrity by students, faculty and administrators in all aspects of their scholarly work. Keynote speaker will be James M. Lang, author of "Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty." Faculty, staff and students from across Iowa are welcome to register. Advance registration is required.  

Elect Her - Campus Women Win!

UNI will host its inaugural training conference, Elect Her–Campus Women Win, the only program in the country that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. A collaboration between AAUW and Running Start, Elect Her addresses the need to expand the pipeline to women running for office and to diminish the longstanding political leadership gender gap.

Participants will garner hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers and discuss research on women in government. The day will conclude with an opportunity to network with female leaders from various agencies throughout the community. There is no cost for this event; breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

Ethics in Organizations

The Ethics in Organizations symposium will explore how employees and organizations navigate the challenging ethical issues they encounter on a daily basis. UNI President William Ruud will give the keynote speech. Panel presentation and discussion topics include creating an ethical culture, confronting your own ethical challenges in the workplace and motivating ethical behavior in students and employees. Individuals from all levels of business, community organizations and academic institutions are invited. There is no registration fee but space is limited and registration is required. Participants may register to attend part or all of the day. Sponsors are UNI, Hawkeye Community College, Allen College and Character Counts. 

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