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Teaching Ethics for Research, Scholarship, & Practice

INTEGRITY is fundamental to our work as scientists, scholars and professionals, yet defining and learning the aspects of responsible conduct has never been more challenging. Believing that the stakes are too high to rely on students absorbing the essential elements of ethical conduct merely through their normal interaction with faculty, the graduate programs require that ethical conduct be addressed in a more systematic and rigorous manner.

TO ASSIST faculty charged with this educational responsibility, and to foster increased awareness of ethical issues throughout the University community, we offer this web site.

This site is a compendium of resources pertinent to the teaching of ethical conduct in research and scholarship. At its core is a database that provides quick access to instructional materials designed for use in the classroom. The materials are categorized by ethical issue, discipline, and format.

Within the database you will find case studies, sample syllabi, journal articles, and other resources which will aid you in exploring ethical issues pertinent to your graduate teaching. The database has a search function to further refine topics.

The web site offers quick access to University policies and federal regulations that govern our conduct as researchers and scholars. It identifies contacts within the University who can answer questions and offer additional sources of information and guidance.

We welcome all comments and suggestions. Please e-mail them to

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