The portfolio should be in a loose leaf notebook or other bound
format, neatly organized, and separated by assignment.
The portfolio cover page should have
five digits of your social security number but not your name!
All assignments should be numbered, typed and doubled-spaced with 0.75 inch margins
Keep a copy of the portfolio for your records
OPTIONAL. It is STRONGLY recommended that you supplement your
portfolio with other notes, web sites, thoughts, news clippings etc you may
have assembled as part of the class assignments. This will be a
valuable resource for YOU. I would enjoy seeing this if you wish to
submit it for me to review. The supplement should be included as a separate
appendix at the end of your portfolio.
points) Prepare a 2-3 page essay that answers the following:
- What is meant by
scientific integrity? What is scientific misconduct and how is it
defined? Do you believe that the
accepted definition of scientific misconduct is adequate? Why/
- In class we discussed
academic misconduct. What parallels exist between scientific and
academic misconduct? Do you believe that academic misconduct guidelines
and procedures are enforced by students? Should they be? How
important is it for individuals engaged in scientific or academic
misconduct to be accountable?
- Who is responsible for
ensuring that misconduct is identified and indemnified?
- What are the consequences
for scientific misconduct? who is
- what advice would you give a
fellow student starting research regarding the workplace and scientific
- Mentorship (20 points) Prepare a 1-2 page essay that identifies
potential difficulties in the mentor student relationship. What qualities should a mentor
cultivate to ensure the relationship is productive for student and
mentor? What qualities should be cultivated by the student?
- Submit your professional code of
a one paragraph critique of ambiguities or other concerns you
identify in the code (10 points).
- Pugwash assignment (20 points)
- Ethics sites
responses for TWO website from the following five (20 points)
- who is responsible for
organizing and maintaining this website?
- who funds the website?
- what are the ethical concerns
about science addressed by this site?
- summarize your overall impression
of the site. What novel information if any did you learn?
- Case studies (60 points)
- (40 points) Analysis
You have been provided with literature about ethics as part of this
course. For this assignment, write a
700-1000 word essay that critically analyzes the approach that you used
to assess the case studies. In particular,
- Evaluate whether overall
your decisions were based on teleological (outcomes-basd), deontological
(duty based) ethics, virtues etc.
- Describe how your
approach to analyzing ethical dilemmas changed or evolved (if it did)
as the course progressed. What
role if any, did other students, class discussion, and the readings play in this process? What insights
were offered when you meet in the small groups?
- As part of your essay
evaluate how you approached solving the case studies. What
method if any did you use? Did your approach vary as you
completed more of the case studies?
- Describe your present
analytical approach to analyzing ethical dilemmas.
- Now that you have
completed this assignment, what recommendations can you offer to
others as they begin to prepare case studies for analysis?
- (20 points) Cases
Using the analytical approach you presented in your essay, prepare a
detailed analysis of four case
studies you deemed difficult or especially interesting from
those assigned. Explain why you chose these three
- Each of the 4 should come
from a different chapter.
- At least one case study
must be from Fundamentals of Ethics