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Survival Skills and Ethics (Spring, 2011) - 1
SURVIVAL SKILLS AND ETHICS
SPH 649, Spring 2011
Instructor:
Jeannette D. Hoit, PhD
Phone
: 621-7064
Office
:
Speech, Language, and Hearing
Email
:
hoit@email.arizona.edu
Sciences (SLHS) 507
Time/Place:
Wednesdays, 3:00-5:50 pm / SLHS 409
Purpose
: This course is designed for graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and
postdoctoral fellows in all disciplines. It provides information and experiences that will aid in
successful "survival" during the student years and those following graduation. Topics include
effective speaking and writing, grantspersonship, teaching, mentoring, career options, among
others. Discussion of ethical issues and resources is integrated across topics.
Format:
There will be a combination of lecture presentation, class discussions, panel discussions,
and a variety of in-class activities.
Requirements:
Requirements include participation in in-class discussions and activities and
completion of assignments.
Grading
: The receive an "A" in the course at least 90% of in-class activities and out-of-class
assignments must be completed and there may be no more than two absences from class. To
receive a "B," at least 80% of in-class activities and out-of-class assignments must be completed
and there may be no more than four absences from class.
Recommended Books:
Feibelman, P. (1993).
A Ph.D. is not enough: A guide to survival in science
. Menlo Park,CA:
Addison-Wesley.
Kennedy, D. (1997).
Academic Duty
. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Trainees and Fellows on Federally Funded Training Grants
-- This course includes coverage of
the recommended Core Instructional Areas in Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR):
(1) Conflict of interest (personal, professional, and financial)
(2) Human subjects, animals, and safe laboratory practices
(3) Mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships
(4) Collaborative research (including collaborations with industry)
(5) Peer review
(6) Data acquisition, management, sharing, and ownership
(7) Research misconduct and policies for handling misconduct
(8) Responsible authorship and publication
(9) Social responsibility; environmental and societal impacts of research
This course is a part of the Research Integrity Program of the University of Arizona. Some of the materials for
this course were provided by a workshop titled "Teaching Survival Skills and Ethics to Emerging Scientists,"
Wheeling, West Virginia, May, 1995, M.J. Zigmond and B.A. Fischer, funded by National Science Foundation,
University of Pittsburgh, and National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Hoit is a core faculty member of national
program for Teaching Survival Skills and Ethics (Directors: Beth Fischer and Michael Zigmond).
Survival Skills and Ethics (Spring, 2011) - 2
Jan 12
Introduction and Introductions
Jan 19
Successful Surviving
Assignment due
: Bring in a written synopsis of the requirements of your graduate
program and when you will address (or have already addressed) each requirement.
For those who are nearing the end of their graduate programs, include future goals
(e.g., application for postdoctoral funding, interviewing for jobs, etc.).
Assignment due
: Bring in a summary (in written or pictorial form) of how you see
your time/energy being distributed across your academic work, domestic
responsibilities, interpersonal relationships, play, rest, and other activities. Decide
whether or not your life is “in balance.” If you judge it to be out of balance, indicate
what adjustments you would need to make to restore balance.
Jan 26
Effective Speaking and Writing
Assignment
: On February 16, you will need to bring in a paragraph about your
research or other creative activity (200 word limit). You are to give the initial draft of
your paragraph to a “lay person” to read, with the following instructions at the top of
the page: "Please read this paragraph and underline anything you don't completely
understand." You are then asked to rewrite your paragraph in a way that simplifies
and clarifies the parts that have been underlined by the lay reader. You should begin
preparing this assignment now.
Feb 2
Effective Speaking and Writing
GUEST SPEAKER:
Lizzie Schloss, MA, NCC, Career Counselor, UA Career Services
Feb 9
Effective Speaking and Writing
GUEST SPEAKER:
John R. Hall, PhD, Former Associate Director, Biomedical Communications
Feb 16
Copyright, Intellectual Property, and Open Access; Effective Writing for the
Generals Public
Assignment due
: Bring in your paragraph about your research or other creative
activity (200 word limit). This paragraph should have already gone through one
revision (after you have given it to a lay person for feedback). There will be an in-
class peer editing activity associated with these paragraphs.
GUEST SPEAKERS:
Melanie Lenart, PhD, Environmental Scientist and Writer, Institute for the Study of
Planet Earth
Daniel Lee, Director of Copyright Management and Scholarly Communication,
University of Arizona Libraries
Survival Skills and Ethics (Spring, 2011) - 3
Feb 23
Grants and Grantspersonship
Assignment due
: Turn in your paragraph that describes your research or other
creative activity (200 word limit - include an actual word count at the end of the
paragraph). Specifically, turn in the following: (a) your original paragraph containing
feedback from the "lay" reader, (b) your revised paragraph with the editorial
comments from your classmates, and (c) the final version of your paragraph
(including a word count at the end of it).
Assignment due
: Interview at least two people in your discipline (e.g., your mentors,
other faculty members, people working outside the university) about funding. For
example: What are the funding needs in your discipline (e.g., to sustain research or
other creative activities, to support graduate students/post-docs, teaching support,
continuing education, travel to professional meetings, etc.)? What funding
opportunities are available (e.g., from federal, state, private, etc. sources)? How
competitive are grants in your discipline? What are the expectations regarding
funding in your discipline? What are the greatest funding challenges faced by your
interviewees? If possible, read a grant that has been written by someone in your
discipline (e.g., your mentor). Turn in a written report of what you have learned from
this exercise and be ready to talk about it.
GUEST SPEAKER:
Camilla M. Strausfeld, PhD, Assistant Director, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Research Institute
Mar 2
Grants and Grantspersonship; Human Subjects
Assignment Due
: Bring in the current version of your CV/resume.
GUEST SPEAKER:
Sheryl Wurl, PhD, Director, UA Human Subjects Protection Program
Mar 9
Animal Care; Integrity in Research and Other Creative Activities
GUEST SPEAKERS:
Nick Delamere, PhD, Head, Department of Physiology
Thomas P. Davis, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, Former Director of the Program
in Research Integrity Education
Mar 16
SPRING RECESS
Note
: You should have given your CV/resume to your mentor for editing. Your
CV/resume is due March 23 along with a mentor's feedback.
Survival Skills and Ethics (Spring, 2011) - 4
Mar 23
Mentoring and Conflict of Interest
Assignment due
. Bring to class: (a) the original version of your CV/resume with
editorial remarks provided by your mentor, and (b) your revised CV/resume.
Assignment due
: Complete the mentoring questionnaire and bring it to class.
Do not put your name on it.
Assignment due:
Ask three faculty members (including your mentor, if possible) the
following question: “What are your criteria for authorship?” Turn in a summary of their
individual responses. Do not identify them by name (call them Faculty Member A,
Faculty Member B, and Faculty Member C).
GUEST SPEAKER:
Edward Armstrong, PhD, Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, Chair, UA
Committee on Conflict of Interest and Commitment
Mar 30
The Art and Science of Teaching
Assignment due
: Write a scenario that deals with a challenging communication
situation. The scenario may be real or fabricated (if it is real, please change names
and any other identifying information). For example, you might write about an
uncomfortable situation between a student and mentor, between two students, or
between a student and spouse. Please submit your scenario to me electronically
(hoit@email.arizona.edu). We will be discussing some of these scenarios on April 27
(they will be de-identified with respect to authorship).
TEACHING PANEL
: To be announced
Apr 6
Your Turn to Talk
Assignment due
: You will give an oral presentation of research or other creative
activity in which you are involved. The presentation will be 5 minutes long (+/- 30
seconds) and will include visual aids. Your presentation should: (a) be
understandable to all the participants in this course, that is, a knowledgeable group
with a diverse set of backgrounds; (b) be well-rehearsed and be within the specified
time limits; and (c) meet criteria of a high-quality presentation (logical organization,
clear and concise language, effective delivery style, appropriate visual aids, etc.).
You will receive feedback from the instructor and other class participants
immediately following your presentation.
Assignment due
: You will each be asked to introduce one of the other presenters. To
prepare for this, you will need to interview the person before the presentation to
gather pertinent information (e.g., name, affiliation, title of talk, other information).
Apr 13
Beyond the Degree
Assignment due
: Turn in a list of all the possible types of employment opportunities
available to you in your field of study.
GUEST SPEAKER:
Lizzie Schloss, MA, NCC, Career Counselor, UA Career Services
Survival Skills and Ethics (Spring, 2011) - 5
Apr 20
Beyond the Degree
Assignment due
: Bring in an actual posting for a job that interests you.
Assignment due
: Write a cover letter applying for the job you have selected (i.e., the
job posting). Be sure to “sell yourself” in the letter!
Assignment due
: Bring in your “wish list” for the job you are applying for.
Prioritize the items in your wish list.
Assignment due
: Bring in two lists of questions (about 5 questions per list): (a) one
list containing questions that a prospective employer might ask you during a job
interview, and (b) one list containing questions that you might ask a prospective
employer during a job interview.
Apr 27
Beyond the Degree
GUEST SPEAKER:
Jack Harris, Jack Harris & Associates
GUEST SPEAKER:
Lizzie Schloss, MA, NCC, Career Counselor, UA Career Services
May 4
Summary and Synthesis
FIRST JOB PANEL:
To be announced
May 10
Final Exam Day
(3:30-5:30 pm)
Any student who does not understand or does not accept the contents and terms of this syllabus or who
has a disability or condition that compromises his/her ability to complete the course requirements must notify
the instructor in writing within 2 days of receiving this syllabus.
Students with Disabilities: If you anticipate barriers related to the format or requirements of this course,
please meet with me so that we can discuss ways to ensure your full participation in the course. If you
determine that disability-related accommodations are necessary, please register with Disability Resources
(621-3268; drc.arizona.edu) and notify me of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations. We can then
plan how best to coordinate your accommodations.
Students are expected to adhere to the Code of Academic Integrity. Read the full Code at:
http://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/codeofacademicintegrity
Students are expected to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct. Read the full Code at:
http://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/policiesandcodes/studentcodeofconduct