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    University of New Hampshire
    Graduate Education for the Responsible Conduct of Research

    An existing RCR Advisory Committee (established in 2001) will meet with deans, department chairs, and faculty to disseminate information about an existing Web-based instructional program and other resources in RCR, to emphasize the importance of RCR training to the research enterprise, and to promote forthcoming RCR educational opportunities for graduate students.


    The Graduate School will develop a one-credit, interdisciplinary graduate course in RCR, incorporating existing Web-based modules into class discussion of case studies. The Graduate Dean will meet with Graduate Program Coordinators to encourage endorsement of the course. The course will also become an integral part of a new Preparing Future Professionals (PFP) program.


    The workshop development for this new program, in turn, will involve faculty from across campus and include topics that involve RCR issues, such as grantsmanship and laboratory management. The Graduate School will also work with the existing PFF program to incorporate RCR materials into its curriculum.


    For assessment, a set of generic case studies will be developed, which will include a set of questions designed to measure a student's ability to perceive and analyze relevant issues. This assessment measure will be administered to selected students when they arrive and then again when they are graduating. It will be coupled with a questionnaire to document the RCR training that they received. In addition to this sampling, assessment tools including surveys, interviews, and essay questions will be developed for all graduate students involved in the program.


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