In addition to the four RCRS workshops, the College of Engineering has developed engineering-specific interactive case studies for faculty members to use with the students they advise (Mentor-Student Discussions). These can be used in a variety of settings, for example, 15 to 30-minute discussions during regular research group meetings, joint meetings of multiple research groups, centers or laboratories, interactive departmental workshops, etc.
The Mentor-Student Discussion case studies are available in two versions.
- Student Version: contains the case studies and questions; and
- Faculty Version: contains the case studies, questions, plus guidance and talking points.
There are seven main topic areas. We recommend that the Mentor-Student Discussions cover each of the seven topic areas with at least one case study per topic:
- Authorship/Peer Review
- Conflict of Interest
- Collaborative Research
- Data Management & Data Misconduct
- Intellectual Property