Ethics & Diversity in Community-Based Research and Teaching
With Dr. Jeni Cross, Sociology
Dr. Jeni Cross
This talk and discussion will examine the ethical challenges that accompany community-based research and teaching. Dr. Jeni Cross will begin with a discussion of the unique ethical concerns that accompany community-based research and teaching. Ethics in research often focuses on individual rights and prevention of harm, but community-based research highlights two additional ethical concerns. First, the field of CBR has identified unique ethical obligations to communities which extend ethical obligations beyond individuals and to groups as social agents and entities with rights. Second, CBR projects provide the opportunity for exploration of the ethics of diversity. How do students bring their diverse knowledge into projects for the benefit of community partners? How must students learn new skills to meet the ethical obligations of respect, justice, beneficence, and self-improvement when dealing with diversity in the community? Dr. Cross will illustrate the ethical issues of diversity in CBR projects with examples from her CBR course over the last decade. Following the talk, Dr. Cross will facilitate a discussion with the audience of the opportunities for teaching ethics of diversity and the ethical challenges faced in community-based research. TILT will provide lunch.
Dates and Times:
February 25, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Registration Deadline: February 11, 2016 12:30 PM
Registration is closed.
Debora Colbert, 970-491-2645, Debora.Colbert@ColoState.edu