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    Old Dominion University
    Avenues and Approaches to RCR Instruction

    Old Dominion University plans to develop RCR training modules and then incorporate them into mandatory workshops for all new faculty, as well as into existing certification workshops for departmental Graduate Program Directors.


    It will offer special RCR presentations to the President's Cabinet, the Provost's Council of Deans and Staff, and the Faculty Senate, in which it will outline the basic tenets and benefits of an institutionalized RCR program. In addition, Old Dominion will establish a task force to assess current RCR activities across the campus, and to propose methods incorporating RCR training into the graduate curriculum.


    As an incentive for participation in workshops and activities by students, which will initially be voluntary, RCR Training Program Certificates will be issued. The Graduate School will also promote a new policy requiring students to negotiate a contract with their advisors defining research responsibilities, data ownership, and authorship of publications and research proposals.


    Finally, it will create its own surveys for assessing the impact of RCR training, including the measurement of the impact of culture and educational background on RCR.


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