Academic Requirements

Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Series

Dates: Feb. 21-22, 2019

In our ongoing support to help graduate students fulfill their Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirements, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is pleased to present an Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Series Feb. 21-22, 2019.

This series covers some of the integral parts to being a graduate student -- what you need to know to complete your thesis correctly, pursue your research ethically and conduct yourself accordingly.  

Be sure to contact your department BEFORE registering. Your department may be using other courses or workshops to meet the Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement.

Please bring your ONEcard to check-in and note that late-comers will not be admitted as these sessions may also count towards your Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement.


Sessions

Session 1: Copyright and Graduate Studies — What You Need to Know

Date: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Room: ETLC E1-003

Overview: Copyright shouldn't prevent you from doing your best academic work but ignoring copyright issues until the end of your program can create unnecessary stress. This session provides an overview of copyright issues (including your rights as an author) related to preparing a graduate thesis and publishing journal articles.

Presenter: Amanda Wakaruk, Copyright Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries

Session 2: Understanding the Code of Student Behaviour

Date: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Room: ETLC E1-003 

Overview: Laws, bylaws and rules generally lay out the expectations for ethical norms of behaviour in a community. The Code of Student Behaviour (COSB) is no different - it lays out expectations for ethical academic behaviour, treatment of others and use of university property and resources. This session is a quick tour of the COSB, with emphasis on the expectations for graduate students, and some additional information about the TA role under the COSB.

Presenter: Deborah Eerkes, Director, Student Conduct and Accountability

Session 3: Avoiding Plagiarism: Strategies and Resources

Date: Friday, Feb. 22, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Room: ETLC E1-003

Overview: This 90-minute session introduces participants to the types and causes of plagiarism. It also offers a preliminary look at principles of effective paraphrasing and reviews various resources available to graduate student writers seeking to "plagiarism protect" themselves.

Presenter: Robert Desjardins, Graduate Writing Advisor, Student Services, Academic Success Centre

Session 4: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence: a University of Alberta Approach

Date: Friday, Feb. 22, 2019
Time: 10:45 a.m - 12:15 p.m.
Room: ETLC E1-003 

Overview: In 2017, the University approved a new Sexual Violence Policy. This session will provide information on the University's approach, the available resources, and guidance for TAs and instructors in relation to receiving disclosures.

Presenter: Deborah Eerkes, Director, Student Conduct and Accountability

Session 5: Human and Animal Research Ethics

Date: Friday, Feb. 22, 2019
Time: 1:15 p.m - 2:45 p.m.
Room: ETLC E1-003 

Overview: This session will delve into the purpose of ethics review processes, what is involved in ethics reviews, and who is responsible for obtaining approval when. It will also offer tips on the pitfalls to avoid. 

Presenters: Susan Babcock, Director, Vice-President Research, Research Ethics Office (REO) & Kim Kordov, Associate Director, Vice-President Research, Research Ethics Office (REO)