This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Annual BioQUEST Faculty Summer Workshop
Global Health in Undergraduate Education
at Beloit College in June 2010. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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Ethics Case Studies
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions




Possible Audiences:

Introductory college science instructors  


Brief Overview:

These case studies may be used as discussion starters with students throughout the year. They are intended to cover a variety of questionable ethical situations.  


Project Materials:

Case Studies  


Resources and References:

On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research (The National Academies Press) This discusses various aspects of ethical scientific conduct. The audience is graduate students, post docs, and new faculty. It includes case studies for each chapter.  


Future Directions:

More case studies as situations arise.