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Committee on Scientific Misconduct

Function

Any allegation of “misconduct in research and other scholarly activities” that is made against a member of the faculty or staff or against his/her collaborator(s) requires prompt, thorough and fair review. Misconduct means fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the scholarly community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research and other scholarly activities. It does not include honest error or honest differences in interpretations or judgments of data.

Committee on Scientific Misconduct consists of at least six members, limited to tenured faculty selected to represent a range of disciplines. Faculty Senate will recommend potential Committee members who will then be selected by the Vice President for Research, who is the Misconduct Policy Officer. For any specific allegation or set of allegations, a three-member Inquiry Board of the Committee on Scientific Misconduct, appointed by the Misconduct Policy Officer, will conduct the inquiry in accordance with defined procedures. If an investigation is warranted, the Inquiry Board shall recommend that the Misconduct Policy Officer charge the appropriate Dean with appointing an Ad Hoc Review Panel to conduct a full investigation.

Members

  • Mary Brakey, School of Nursing
    (10/05/2012)
  • Phillip Dickens, School of Computing and Information Science
    (09/13/2013)
  • Irv L. Kornfield, School of Marine Sciences
    (09/13/2014)
  • Peter LaFreniere, Department of Psychology
    (09/13/2013)
  • James McConnon, Cooperative Extension
    (09/13/2014)
  • Jessica Miller, Department of Philosophy
    (10/05/2012)
  • Sidney Mitchell, College of Education and Human Development
    (09/13/2013)
  • Michael Peterson, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    (09/13/2014)
  • Robert Rice, School of Forest Resources
    (09/13/2014)
  • Denise Skonberg, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
    (10/05/2012)

Misconduct Policy Officer

  • Michael Eckardt


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