Date: September 7, 2011
To: All UF Graduate Students, Coordinators and Staff
From: Michelle Leonard
University of Florida Libraries
RE: September 23: Deadline to Registrar for Graduate Faculty/Student Ethics Symposium
You are cordially invited to the Ethics Symposium for faculty and graduate students on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) in Room 1A of Smathers Library (East) on the UF campus.
The objectives of the symposium are:
1. To develop direction for a core campus-wide curriculum to support these requirements.
2. To identify best practices of responsible conduct of research at UF.
3. To raise awareness of ethics-related requirements of grant funding agencies and accreditation boards.
4. To introduce a resource database of compiled ethics codes and case studies.
Keynote speakers include Don McCabe, Ph.D. (Rutgers University) renowned ethics expert, and a representative from NSF discussing new ethics requirements.
UF panelists include:
-- Dr. Bill Allen, Program Director, Program in Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism, UF College of Medicine;
-- Sandra Russo, Director of Program Development and Federal Relations University of Florida's International Center, and PI of the NSF Grant I-Cubed;
-- Stephanie Hanson, Executive associate dean and a clinical professor at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, and Co-chair of the UF Academic Integrity Task Force.
Agenda includes an environmental scan of ethics programs at UF, breakout sessions on specific ethical issues of concern to researchers and how educators can incorporate responsible conduct of research into the curriculum.
Registration is required. Please register by Friday, September 23, 2011 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ethics_symposium.
Initial sponsors include UF I-Cubed (Innovation through Institutional Integration), the Engineering Leadership Institute and the George A. Smathers Libraries at UF.
For more information, please contact Michelle Leonard, PI, NSF Grant 1033002 (Gaming Against Plagiarism), [log in to unmask], 273-2866.