The Appalachia Community of Scholars will be hosting a research presentation by Tim Ezzell discussing UT’s recent efforts to help develop a dark skies destination in Calhoun County, West Virginia and emerging efforts to create a regional conservation and development strategy.
Fall RCR Lunch & Learn Series Concludes with a Session on Responsibilities
David Smelser, Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs, and Carol Malkemus, director of Sponsored Projects Accounting, spoke to an audience at the Office of Research and Engagement last week, giving a presentation they had collaborated on with Lynn Hardy, associate dean for research in the College of Nursing. The topic was “PI, Graduate Student, and Staff Responsibilities” and discussed various research participants’ roles and obligations pertaining to research grants and contracts. The speakers also addressed policies specific to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and relevant procedures for grant proposal submissions, particularly federal funders, and the execution and management of awarded projects.
Session on Mentorship Inspires Faculty and Graduate Students
The Office of Research and Engagement’s RCR Lunch and Learn series continued this week with two opportunities for graduate students, faculty, and staff on campus to attend a presentation led by Ernest Brothers, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, and Suzie Allard, Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies, on the topic of Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities and IDP Best Practices. Though the session dealt in specifics of responsibilities and accountability for mentors and their protégés, it was also warm and inspiring discussion of the power of mentorship and the importance of quality participation in mentoring relationships to robust academic dialogue, research, and the pursuit of quality scholarly work.
ORE Hosts Session on Research Misconduct and Plagiarism
Last week, the Office of Research and Engagement’s RCR Lunch and Learn series continued, with a session conducted by Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Robert Nobles. The session, entitled “Plagiarism and Tools for Prevention,” introduced plagiarism as the most prevalent form of research misconduct and discussed the importance of understanding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and proper citation and credit to scholarly work and publication.
ORE Hosts Data Management Learning Opportunity
The Responsible Conduct of Research Lunch and Learn series kicked off this week with two sessions on data management. The series, offered through the Office of Research and Engagement, boasts a comprehensive program of topic areas intended to educate our campus community about the importance of ethical research practices and relevant compliance topics.
Christopher B. Eaker, assistant professor, data curation librarian, and member of the Hodges Library Scholar’s Collaborative Group, led both sessions on data management this week. Samantha Ehrlich, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health, served as rapporteur for the topic and summarized the learning objectives and outcomes on behalf of the Office of Research and Engagement.