ERIC Number: ED415773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum and Faculty Development for the Teaching of Academic Research Ethics.
Stern, Judy E.; Elliott, Deni
This report summarizes a three-year project to design a graduate level course in ethics and scientific research at Dartmouth College (New Hampshire). The goals of the project were: (1) to train faculty to teach a course in research ethics, (2) to pilot-teach a graduate course in ethics and scientific research, and (3) to develop teaching materials for use in ethics and science courses. An underlying assumption was that a course in research ethics required both philosophers and scientists; therefore, faculty from both disciplines worked closely together in developing course materials. Faculty training included: a seminar, in which participants learned about various cases and topics in research ethics and tested various teaching styles; a study group, which helped participants gain an understanding of the theoretical bases for analyses of ethics cases; and meetings during which faculty worked on developing course goals, materials, and evaluation materials. Three publications resulting from the project are appended: (1) "Developing a Course on the Ethics of Scientific Research: A Guidebook for Faculty," which includes course goals and plans and a course reading list, (2) a table of contents for "A Coursebook for Research Ethics," and (3) "Ethical Issues in Scientific Research: Evaluation of Faculty Development" (Ronald M. Green). (CH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Formative Evaluation, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Moral Values, Philosophy, Sciences, Scientific Research, Teaching Methods, Universities
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH.