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2015 Fall RCR Forum Series

The RCR Forum series is designed for the professional development of Ph.D. students at Duke; official transcript credit is awarded toward the overall RCR degree requirement and to document training for funding agencies. Duke postdocs are welcome to participate (space permitting). Beyond RCR Orientation, each Ph.D. student must complete at least 6 hours of additional training; each forum listed here is valid for 2 RCR credits. Follow the links below to register. Do not register in ACES.


Ethical Issues in Open Access
Tuesday, Sept 15   3:00-5:00pm    Love Auditorium [map]
Kevin L. Smith, J.D.
Director, Copyright and Scholarly Communication
Perkins Library, Duke University

As creators of new scholarly works, Ph.D. students are in a unique position to influence the market for such works in ways that will benefit both scholars themselves and the academy as a whole. This workshop will discuss scholars as copyright holders, the managements of rights for greatest advantage, and the benefits and pitfalls of various "flavors" of open access. Participation in this event earns 2 RCR credits. Register here.


Gender Differences in Academia: 
Challenges and Choices along Career Paths in Higher Education

Tuesday, September 29    12:00-1:30pm   Perkins 217
Dr. Rhonda Sutton
President, STEP Notes, Inc.
Owner, InnerSights Counseling and Consultation

Men and women are still treated differently based on gender stereotypes, and higher education is not immune to gender bias.  Whether one is seeking a career as a faculty member or some other type of position within academia, knowing the potential challenges one can experience is important.  This presentation explores some of the possible situations women and men may encounter as well as provide information on current research findings related to the gender divide in college and university settings. Case studies will be shared so as to explore solutions and develop approaches to addressing gender discrimination. Feel free to bring your own lunch and drink. Participation in this event earns 2 RCR credits.
Register here.
 


Managing your Research Career Using an Individual Development Plan
Tuesday, October 6    10:00-11:30pm   143 Jones
Dara Wilson-Grant
Associate Director, UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

For better or for worse, your experiences and the training you receive as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers can greatly impact and shape the rest of your career. However, there are strategies and resources that can enhance your chances of getting what you came for. During this program participants will learn how to develop clear and specific goals and objectives, along with a plan for executing them. Topics covered in this RCR module include:

  • The importance of setting goals and developing an IDP
  • Introduction to the SMART goals model
  • Resources for crafting and executing your IDP   
  • Strategies for establishing expectations and effectively communicating research and career goals with your mentor/PI

SPEAKER: Dara Wilson-Grant is the Associate Director at the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and a National Certified Career Counselor. With over fifteen years experience providing career management education and counseling, Dara’s mission is to help individuals develop a framework for choosing a meaningful and rewarding career path, plus develop the skills necessary for a lifetime of career success.

NOTE: This Forum provides Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit. Duke postdocs are required to take yearly RCR training as outlined at http://ors.duke.edu/orsmanual/rcr-postdoctoral-researchers. If you are a Postdoctoral Associate or Postdoctoral Scholar and have attended either the day-long Postdoctoral RCR Forum or the 5-part Trent Center RCR Course, you are thereafter required to attend one RCR Forum (such as this one) every subsequent year of your postdoctoral training.

Questions? Contact Molly Starback, Director of Postdoctoral Services, at molly.starback@duke.edu.

Participation in this event earns 2 RCR credits. Register here.


Digital Research Projects for the Humanities
Using case studies, hands-on activities, and participants’ own research interests, this series of workshops designed for humanities graduate students provides a high-level overview to designing digital research projects around textual analysis and opportunities for participants to apply this approach to their own projects. No prior experience with digital textual analysis research is required. Questions? Contact Liz Milewicz - liz.milewicz@duke.edu. Class size will be limited to 15 per session. We encourage you to attend all three sessions. Graduate students may earn 2 RCR credits for each session, for a total of 6 RCR credits for attending all three sessions.

Session 1: Moving from questions to texts
Register for either session

  • Thursday, October 8, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio, Bostock Library Level 1
  • Wednesday, October 14, 4:00-6:00 PM, Wired! Lab, 2nd floor Bay 10, Smith Warehouse

Session 2: Preparing texts for analysis
Register for either session

  • Thursday, October 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio, Bostock Library Level 1
  • Wednesday, October 21, 4:00-6:00 PM, Wired! Lab, 2nd floor Bay 10, Smith Warehouse

Session 3: Comparing and choosing text analysis tools
Register for either session

  • Thursday, October 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio, Bostock Library Level 1
  • Wednesday, October 28, 4:00-6:00 PM, Wired! Lab, 2nd floor Bay 10, Smith Warehouse

Ethical Issues in Collaborative Authorship
Tuesday, Nov 10   3:00-5:00pm    Love Auditorium [map]
Blake Wilson, D.Sc.

Co-Director, Duke Hearing Center, Duke University Medical Center (DUMC), Durham, NC, USA

In the biomedical sciences and engineering, collaborative research and publishing is central to scholarship, and this practice brings with it implicit ethical questions that are not always easy to navigate: Who should be included as an author? And in what order? What kind of contributions to a paper “count?” In this interactive session, Blake S. Wilson, Adjunct Professor in the departments of surgery, biomedical engineering, and electrical and computer engineering will guide participants through case studies to discuss realistic scenarios faced by graduate students and postdocs engaged in research and publishing in these and related fields. 
Register for this session.