Academic Requirements

Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Series

Dates: Oct. 1-5, 2018

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 Oct. 1-5, 2018.

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: Plagiarism: Getting it Right

Date: Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Room: Tory Lecture Basement B2

Overview: This session will clarify what plagiarism is, possible causes, and what to do to “plagiarism protect” yourself. We will also consider paraphrasing issues and strategies as a significant aspect of this issue.

Presenter:  Stephen Kuntz, Associate Director, Academic Success Centre

Session 2: Human and Animal Research Ethics

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Room: Humanities Lecture Theater L1

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 & Kim Kordov, Associate Director, Vice-President Research, Research Ethics Office (REO)

Session 3: Copyright and Graduate Studies — What You Need to Know

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room: Tory Lecture Basement B2

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 4: The UAlberta Sexual Violence Policy

Date: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Room: Humanities Lecture Theater L1

Overview:  A brief introduction to the issues of sexual assault and harassment. This session will discuss the university’s sexual violence policy and how your role relates to supervisors, and undergraduate students. We will also demonstrate how to support positive classroom environments and how to respond to student disclosures.

Presenter: Sherani Sivakumar, Education Program Coordinator and Support Worker, Sexual Assault Centre

Session 5: Understanding the Code of Student Behaviour

Date: Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room: Tory Lecture Basement B2

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

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