Lee Responsible Conduct of Scholarship Committee
RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE (RCS)

Membership of Responsible Conduct of Scholarship Committee (RCS)

A.    Membership

The Responsible Conduct of Scholarship Committee reports and is advisory to the Graduate Council.  Membership of the committee shall consist of the following:

The following will automatically be on the RCS

The following will be selected by the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School with the concurrence of the Graduate Council. One graduate student selected by the Graduate Student Advisory Council

One undergraduate student selected by the student members of the Honors Committee

B.    Duties
The purpose of the NIU RCS program is to provide awareness of complex ethical and related dilemmas that can occur in the scholarship process, and to suggest ways to address them.  The goal is to create a shared culture of responsible scholarship.  The program will not develop explicit rules that restrict intellectual activity.

The RCS program at NIU will make the University community aware of changing governmental and institutional laws, rules, regulations, policies, and ethical professional standards that guide scholarship, and will illustrate the normative issues that cut accross scholarly disciplines.  Awareness of ethical and responsible conduct of scholarship includes:

  1. Maintaining an awareness of professional responsibilities
  2. Creating a shared culture of responsible scholarship
  3. Identifying and responding to potential ethical problems
  4. Recognizing and understanding cross--disciplinary issues and standards
  5. Communicating to the NIU community the content of applicable internal and external policies.

RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE (RCS)

Membership
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
*Vice President for Research & Dean of the Graduate School
James Erman
James Erman
Assistant to the Vice President for Research -- Research Compliance
Sandy Arntz
Sandy Arntz
Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Richard King
Richard King
Chair, Institutional Biosafety Committee
Michael Hudspeth
Michael Hudspeth
Director, Faculty Development and Instructional Design
Murali Krishnamurthi
Murali Krishnamurthi
Research Development Coordinator, Office of Sponsored Projects
Gail Mitchell
Gail Mitchell
Executive Secretary, University Council
Paul Stoddard
Alan Rosenbaum
Chair, Institutional Review Board
Michale Peddle
Michale Peddle
Member, Faculty Senate
Judith Hertz
H. Joel Jeffrey
H. Joel Jeffrey
H. Joel Jeffrey
Business
Natalie Churyk
Natalie Churyk
Natalie Churyk
Natalie Churyk
Education
Moira Stuart
Jeffrey Chan
Jeffrey Chan
Jeffrey Chan
Education
 Gretchen Schlabach
Gretchen Schlabach
Gretchen Schlabach
Gretchen Schlabach
Engineering & Engineering Technology
Omar Ghrayeb
Brianno Coller
Brianno Coller
Brianno Coller
Health and Human Sciences
Donna Munroe
Donna Munroe
Donna Munroe
Donna Munroe
Law
Lorraine Schmall
Lorraine Schmall
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sharon Sytsma
Sharon Sytsma
Sharon Sytsma
Sharon Sytsma
Liberal Arts and Sciences
James Corwin
James Corwin
James Corwin
James Corwin
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Reed Scherer
Lee Sunderlin
Lee Sunderlin
Lee Sunderlin
Visual and Performing Arts
Deborah Robertson
Jeff Kowalski
Jeff Kowalski
Jeff Kowalski
University Libraries
Robert Ridinger
Robert Ridinger
Robert Ridinger
Robert Ridinger
Graduate Student
Undergraduate Student
Mary Murtaugh
*Chair