Ethics and Survival Skills Syllabus

Winter 2020

 

Registration information can be found here.

This course will meet Wednesdays, 12:30-3:20 pm in the Cognitive Science Building, Room 003.

Cognitive Science / Neurosciences / Pathology / 241 / Anthropology 271

Instructors

Michael Kalichman, Ph.D. 
Director, Research Ethics Program, 0612
mkalichman@ucsd.edu 

Philip Van Saun, 
Director of Risk, Security & Resilience, UC Office of the President
pvansaun@ucsd.edu 

Course Website

http://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/survival

Who is the course for?

The course is open to the UCSD community. Although primarily intended for trainees in the experimental sciences, much of the material is relevant to other academic disciplines as well.

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to provide research trainees with an introduction to skills and resources relevant to successful careers in academia and with an opportunity to read, consider, and discuss the responsible conduct of science. The course is designed as an option for meeting current NIH and NSF requirements for training in the responsible conduct of research. On successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. know more about rules, issues, options, and resources for survival skills and ethics
  2. understand the purpose and value of ethical decision-making 
  3. have a positive disposition toward research ethics

Course Format

Course topics will be covered by a combination of lectures, readings accessible on the Web, discussion in class, written assignments, and Web-based assignments. Attendance, participation in discussion groups and completion of assignments will be the basis for credit. NOTE: The course schedule or organization may be changed if necessary to better achieve the course objectives.

Credit and Grading

This course is available for credit (i.e., pass/fail and/or a certificate of completion), not for a letter grade. To receive credit, you must complete all assignments, including attending all class meetings, and participating in class discussions. If you need credit for this course, but find that you cannot meet these requirements, then you should contact one of the instructors as soon as possible.

For a complete listing of assignments and due dates, please check the Assignments page.

Registration for this course will open in fall.
View registration page for more information. 

Tentative Course Schedule

DATE PART 1 PART 2
Jan. 8

Introduction, Research Misconduct,
Responsible Conduct, Overview of Course
Kalichman

Introduction to Scenarios 
Van Saun

Jan. 15

Metrics
Allegra Swift

Current Events
Kalichman

Jan. 22

Job Talks
Steve Swanson

Practical Introduction to Scenarios
Van Saun

Choose Groups; Faculty Panel Questions

Jan. 29

Crucial Conversations
Cheryl Lloyd

Prep 1

Feb. 5

Purely Academic
Emily Roxworthy

Sexual Harassment
Emily Roxworthy

Feb. 12

Whistleblowing
Judy Bruner

2 minute talks
Kalichman

Feb. 19

Publication and Peer Review                 
Ajit Varki

Prep 2

Feb. 26

Faculty Panel
To be named

Final Prep
Mar. 4

Scenarios 1

Scenarios 2
Mar. 11 Scenarios 3 Scenarios 4