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RCR Forums

Beyond the RCR orientations, all graduate students have to complete additional RCR forums. These are more specialized, smaller and interactive opportunitintes for you to enagage with faculty, librarians, staff and other professionals to explore ethical issues and concerns in your scholarship. The minimum requirements are listed below; you are encouraged to take more:

Master's   1 forum
PhD   3 forums, 4 forums for students matricualting in Fall 2020
PhD (School of Medicine)   2 forums, 1 forum for students matricualting in Fall 2020

 

RCR forums are given numbers on your transcript; each listed below is worth two hours of RCR credit toward graduation, although a "zero" credit will appear on your transcript as they are not regular, semester-long classes:
GS711  Graduate School RCR forums (number being phased out)
GS712  Departmental or library RCR forums (number being phased out)
GS714  Academic Integrity & Misconduct 
GS715  Diversity & Inclusion in a Research Environment 
GS716  Mentoring & Wellness
GS717  Best Practices in Responsible Scholarship
BIOTRAIN755 Responsible Scientist TAship (Forum option for SoM)

 

Summer 2021 RCR Forum Series

Note that events include short (one- and two-week) courses in addition to regular two-hour forums. Events are being added frequently to this series; check back often.

  • Monday, May 17, 2021 to Friday, May 28, 2021

    RCR Course: Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

    This course will introduce qualitative research methods, examining their uses – when they are appropriate, what unique strengths they offer, what challenges they can introduce, and what ethical considerations factor into crafting a qualitative protocol. Register by Friday, May 14.

  • Monday, May 17, 2021 to Friday, May 28, 2021

    RCR Course: Teaching with Digital Archives

    Seminar participants will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by using archival materials, including best practices in using new digital storytelling technologies to present archivally-based research. Register by Friday, May 14.

  • Monday, May 17, 2021 to Friday, May 28, 2021

    RCR Course: Designing Digital Humanities Research: Formulation to Publication

    With an emphasis on the humanities and interpretive social sciences, this short course will provide strategies for locating and acquiring digital or digitized artifacts; organizing research data; and using digital scholarship tools to manage personal archives, analyze data, and share research outcomes. Register by Friday, May 14.

  • Monday, May 17, 2021 to Friday, May 28, 2021

    RCR Course: Best Practices in Mentoring

    The course will provide space for you to reflect on how mentoring has shaped your path thus far, what you can do to improve your current mentoring relationships (as a mentee), and how you can be a more effective mentor to others. Register by Friday, May 14.

  • Monday, May 17, 2021 to Friday, May 28, 2021

    RCR Course: Community-engaged and Community-partnered Research

    This course will interrogate the meaning of “community-engaged research” and related terms, explore the ways in which they can be relevant and meaningful for both researchers and community entities, address the ethical considerations and logistical problems that often arise, and consider recommendations for enacting best practices. Register by Friday, May 14.

  • Monday, June 7, 2021 to Friday, June 18, 2021

    RCR Course: Interdisciplinary Project Management

    In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of project management, from defining a project’s scope and creating a project plan to managing resources, roles, and workflow. Participants must register by Friday, May 14.

  • Monday, June 7, 2021 to Friday, June 11, 2021

    RCR Course: Digital Humanities: Working with Text

    The digital humanities are broad and diverse, but many of their foundational skills, technologies, and methods are centered on textual data. This course is about some of those methods for analyzing text. Participants must register by Friday, May 14.

  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    RCR Forum: Shaping Your Professional Identity Online (GS717.08)

    This workshop is designed to help you consider the best ways to navigate how you want to present yourself online. We will discuss topics such as what to share and how to share, the ethical issues involved, and how to maintain the right balance of privacy.