Assistant Professor Faculty Director of Access Services and Scholarly Communications, The Kraemer Family Library
2016-17 Ethics Project
The responsible, ethical, and legal use of information is a topic of critical importance in both academia and the business world.
Students will learn how to apply ethical and legal principles to the selection, use, and communication of information by participating in the following activities:
Online Learning - Students will be able to access information on the ethical use of information through the Kraemer Family Library's Copyright Education Initiative website. Topics covered will include determining the quality of information, properly citing sources in order to avoid plagiarism, and reusing the copyrighted works of others in a manner that is compliant with U.S. Copyright Law.
Blackboard Integrated Instruction - Information on the legal and ethical use of information will be made available through a Blackboard module. Quizzes will be integrated into the module to help assess students understanding and retention of information in the module. UCCS instructors will be able to assign this module to students for supplementary learning or as a graded assignment.
Course Integrated Instruction - Instructors will be able to request course integrated instruction on : Using Library resources to find scholarly resources; Evaluating the quality of information found on the World Wide Web; Properly citing sources so as to avoid plagiarizing the works of others; Reusing works in research and course assignments in a manner that is compliant with U.S. Copyright Law.
The materials being developed aligns with numerous Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles:
Integrity: Communicating information to stakeholders, including instructors and fellow students, in an honest and ethical manner.
Trust: Utilizing reputable sources of information to build trust with others.
Transparency: Using verified data and information to develop and maintain open lines of communication with others.
Respect: Understanding and utilizing information in a way that demonstrates respect for the intellectual property of others.
Rule of Law: Complying with the rights and responsibilities afforded to users under U.S. Copyright Law.
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