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 the last five digits of your social
security number but not your name!
All assignments should be typed
Keep a copy of the portfolio for
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 separateappendix.
integrity (20 points) Prepare a 2-3 page essay that answers
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/ why not?
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 he consequences for
scientitfc misconduct? who is affected?
what advice would you give a
fellow student starting research regarding the workplace and scientific
professional code of conductand a one
paragraph critique (10 points)
assignment (10 points)
sites exploration, responses for ONE website from the following
five (10 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?
Policy and Funding (20 points) You are
invited to sit on a government panel as a "citizen representing the
community". Your task is to select and prioritize research
areas for funding initiatives from the following list of fifteen.
How would you divide the fifteen research areas into the following
3 groups? Briefly explain the rationale for your funding choices.
A ABSOLUTELY MUST BE FUNDED.
% ONLY 2 RESEARCH AREAS CAN GO HERE
B MODERATE CHANCE FOR FUNDING.
20 % ONLY 3 RESEARCH AREAS CAN GO HERE
NO CHANCE FOR FUNDING.
in child health and development including programs to disseminate
information about child health and nutrition.
of crop plants for increased productivity in areas of low water availability.
of genetic tests for all the genes in the human genome.
to develop alternative sources of energy
on aging in women
to treat depression
research to preserve habitiats and endangered species
technologies to overcome infertility
research to study origins of life in the universe
in research (30
research (15 points) . Visit this
dedicated to Peter
Singer and donwload an article that argues against the use of animals
in research. Write a 1-2 page commentary on Singer's views as compared
with the Chapter by Macrina.
in research (15 points) . Write a 1-2 page commentary of the material presented
on ONE of these URLs.
(35 points) Analysis You
have been provided with literature about ethics as part of this course.
For this assignment, write a 2-3 page 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
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?
(15 points) Cases Using
the analytical approach you presented in your essay, prepare a detailed
analysis of three case studies you deemed difficult
or especially interesting from those assigned. Explain why
you chose these three
Each of the 3 should come from
a different chapter.
At least one case study must
be from Fundamentals of Ethics