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AHRECS research ethics workshop at ACU0

Posted by Admin in on September 28, 2017
 

In September 2017, Mark Israel ran a seminar on research ethics and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the Australian Catholic University.

The seminar explored issues raised by our work for the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching https://ahrecs.com/previous-projects/sotl-resource-booklets AHRECS is happy to arrange to run this seminar in other institutions.

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What’s new with AHRECS?0

Posted by Admin in on September 12, 2017
 

You may have already noticed that a refresh of the design/functionality of the AHRECS web site is underway. On the front page now there is a ticker of key sections. There is a feed from the LinkedIn company page (https://www.linkedin.com/company/ahrecs) – please follow us. There are links to the latest ten blog posts and the ten most recent additions to the Resource Library. There is a contact form on the home page and links to the bios/contact details of the senior consultants, Starting with the home page the AHRECS site is moving to a responsive layout so it’ll work the same on your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. <Note we held Gary away from the typewriter so he didn’t insert in any unnecessary Apple references.>

During the last few months and into the months ahead:

Bond University – Design and delivery of research integrity workshops for HDR candidates and early career researchers

ECU – Working with the University to implement the resourcing reflective practice approach and the University Research Ethics Manual. Design and delivery of professional development human research ethics workshops for HREC members and separate workshops for researchers.

Federation University – Design and delivery of a human research ethics workshop for experienced members of a HREC.

UNSW – Design and delivery of a sequence of short webinars for HREC members; and

Victoria University – Assistance with a number of research integrity matters.

We designed and delivered workshops on research ethics and the scholarship of teaching and learning for two Sydney-based universities.

We delivered a day-length workshop in Sydney on social research ethics for a national research organisation.

Ethics in the scholarship of teaching and learning: Key principles and strategies for ethical practice. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Guide Series0

Posted by Admin in on September 5, 2017
 

“This new Taylor Institute Guide takes the researcher through the essentials of the Canadian standards for ethical practice in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Because of the unique challenges of SoTL, where the human participants that are the subject of the research are also typically the researcher’s students, this Guide translates the comprehensive TCPS2 (2014) for the researcher conducting SoTL research.” Access this particular guide here.

Fedoruk, L. (2017). Ethics in the scholarship of teaching and learning: Key principles and strategies for ethical practice. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Guide Series. Calgary, AB: Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary. www.ucalgary.ca/taylorinstitute/guides

Covers key issues in research ethics and tracks TCPS2 well (the Canadian national statement on research ethics). Limited reference to research ethics literature and it would have been good to see the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning community model more imaginative pedagogy in research ethics.

Also see
SoTL resource booklets produced by AHRECS

Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: Five Guiding Practices for Ethical Use (Resources | March 2017)0

Posted by Admin in on March 9, 2017
 

Five Guiding Practices for Ethical Use

Contents
….Introduction
….Guiding Practice 1: Have a Vision and Plan
….Guiding Practice 2: Build a Supportive Infrastructure
….Guiding Practice 3: Work to Ensure Proper Use of Data
….Guiding Practice 4: Design Predictive Analytics Models and Algorithms that Avoid Bias
….Guiding Practice 5: Meet Institutional Goals and Improve Student Outcomes by Intervening with Care

Introduction
Colleges are under increasing pressure to retain their students. Federal and state officials are demanding that those who enter their public institutions— especially students from underrepresented groups— earn a degree. Over two dozen states disburse some state funding on how many students an institution graduates, rather than how many it enrolls. Students and families are more anxious than ever before about crossing the degree finish line, as the financial burden of paying for college has increased significantly in recent years. And retaining students is becoming more crucial to the university bottom line. As recruiting and educating students becomes increasingly expensive, colleges hope to balance the resources they use to recruit students with revenue generated when those students are retained.

Because of these pressures, institutions have begun analyzing demographic and performance data to predict whether a student will enroll at an institution, stay on track in her courses, or require support so that she does not fall behind. Using data in this way is known as predictive analytics. Analyzing past student data to predict what current and prospective students might do has helped institutions meet their annual enrollment and revenue goals with more targeted recruiting and more strategic use of institutional aid. Predictive analytics has also allowed colleges to better tailor their advising services and personalize learning in order to improve student outcomes

Manuela Ekowo and Iris Palmer (2017) Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: Five Guiding Practices for Ethical Use. New America. https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/policy-papers/predictive-analytics-higher-education/

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