Teaching (Technical Courses and Ethics Seminars)
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Herman also teaches ethics to department students through a series of interactive seminars on Research and Professional Ethics;
Engineering and Professional Ethics; and Plagiarism.
His seminar on Research and Professional Ethics is a two-hour interactive seminar taken by department doctoral students in the second term of their first and second years. The seminar is updated annually with new instances of ethics examples from the news. The questions posed and classic examples presented alternate in successive years. Some core information is repeated each year. To see an example of this seminar, click on Responsible conduct of research and professionalism seminar. To learn more about the content of this approach to teaching ethics, see Teaching ethics. He also presents a one-hour version of this seminar to undergraduates, including applied physics majors and summer students. Herman also maintains a set of ethics mini-case scenarios based on this seminar. To see them click on Responsible conduct of research and professionalism mini case scenarios.
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