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Ethics workshop

Penn State University mandates that all graduate degree programs, including all Online Geospatial Education Master's degree programs, shall educate every graduate student formally about the responsible conduct of research. The “SARI” (Scholarship and Research Integrity) mandate is described at the SARI@PSU Program Portal

Students may fulfill the mandate by successfully completing:   
1) a three-credit elective class (GEOG 581: Spatial Data Science Ethics, see the course calendar for when it is offered next) OR  
2) a four week online non-credit workshop, the Responsible Scholarship & Professional Practice (RSPP) workshop, involving approximately ten hours of student activity (online training, reading and case study analysis). This workshop is offered three times per year in March, August, and November. More on the workshop is below. 

Students are not charged any extra tuition or fees to participate in RSPP. 

RSPP Workshop Objectives: Students who successfully complete the RSPP workshop will be prepared to:

  1. Practice academic integrity and responsible conduct of research;
  2. Demonstrate ability to write English prose at a graduate level;
  3. Demonstrate moral reasoning skills through methodical analysis of an ethical case studies; and
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of pertinent ethical codes and rules of conduct.

Required Materials: None, other than an active Penn State Access Account user ID and password.

Assignments and Grading: Student performance in RSPP is evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Students pass by completing assignments thoroughly and on schedule. Because students neither register officially nor pay tuition, the workshop does not appear on students Penn State transcripts. Instead, the online geospatial education program team reports student outcomes directly to the Graduate School, which audits every student's compliance prior to graduation.

Below is the tentative schedule for upcoming workshops. You will be added to a workshop during your entrance interview.

Schedule for Upcoming Workshops

 
October 31 -  
November 11, 2023
March 18 - April 12, 2024July 29 -  
August 23, 2024
November 4 - 29, 2024March 17 - April 11, 2025
  1. Cheryl Anthoney
  2. Linda Auker
  3. Gerid Buckshire
  4. Alan Budd
  5. Jaime Candelario
  6. Michael Carr
  7. Kristen Childs
  8. John Cline
  9. Kyle Devine
  10. Rochelle Dressel
  11. Matt Duncan
  12. Brianna Furey
  13. Justin Gibel
  14. Elizabeth Greaves
  15. Jeff Green
  16. Patrick Groening
  17. Crystal Harper
  18. Mark Hodge
  19. Christopher Hough
  20. Evan Humphreys
  21. Sissa Krise
  22. Hannah Krumholz
  23. Anna Lenkowsky
  24. Jeronimo Luza
  25. Iris Mire
  26. Matt Pawlenko
  27. Michael Probst
  28. Sarah Rothenberger
  29. Danielle Schaffeld
  30. Brielle Schultz
  31. Mozelle Shamash Rosenthal
  32. Ryan Shearer
  33. Nick Skinner
  34. Lisa Smedman
  35. Exal Vega
  36. Corinne Wetzel

     

  1. Preston Baker
  2. Olesia Belkin
  3. Gabriel Betlen
  4. Dalton Brewer
  5. Chandler Calhoon
  6. Kelsey Calvez
  7. Elizabeth Carroll
  8. Mike Cheek
  9. Jack Colpitt
  10. Nick Cormier
  11. Sara Cramer
  12. Austen Cutrell
  13. Matt Gulino
  14. Kaitlin Haynes
  15. Erin Hessler
  16. Christopher Hough
  17. Lance Lee
  18. Ben Levine
  19. Jeronimo Luza
  20. Sean Mack
  21. Lydia Martin
  22. Jessica Mathews
  23. Robert Matthewman
  24. Katie Mayo
  25. Vanessa Miller
  26. Iris Mire
  27. Christine Moen-Crabtree
  28. Jeff Pacht
  29. Chris Ramos
  30. Meghan Read
  31. Sabrina Redding
  32. Simon Reid
  33. Alesa Riendeau
  34. Jon Sammons
  35. Boris Sladojevic
  36. Evan Smith
  37. Brent Spinden
  38. John Tierney
  39. Exal Vega
  40. Lydia Yoder
  41. ASI White
  42. Joe Wilbur
  1. Gabe Branch
  2. Habib Bravo-Ruiz
  3. Sarah Brister
  4. Janet Bull
  5. Erin Hahn
  6. Jamison Henry
  7. Jack Higgins
  8. Bert Johnson
  9. Hannah Kravitz
  10. Steven Lambe
  11. Cody Longbotham
  12. Johnny Madrid
  13. Nick Mattes
  14. Mary Miller
  15. Liam Paus
  16. Dan Pickard
  17. Zane White
  18. William Xin


     

  1. Laura Lake
  2. Ethan McGhee
  3. Patrick O'Shea
  1. Kayko Ohkawa

Past workshops

 
July 31 -  
August 11, 2023
May 1 - 12, 2023October 31 -  
November 11, 2022
August 1 - 12, 2022May 2 - 13, 2022November 1 - 12, 2021
  1. Faiza Ahmed
  2. Alistair Andrulis
  3. Josh Argento
  4. Daniel Bartlett
  5. Breanna Bradshaw
  6. Benjamin Browning
  7. Giovanni Dassa
  8. Jared Dumale
  9. Alex Dyson
  10. Katherine Henry
  11. Yale Hepburn
  12. Nicholas La Motte-Kerr
  13. Zach Long
  14. Chen Hao Lu
  15. Caitlin Lucas
  16. Iris Mire
  17. Priscilla Montalto
  18. Zack Nelson
  19. Brian Nietfeld
  20. Jeffrey Pacht
  21. Jake Perryman
  22. Erik Reid
  23. Elise Roberts
  24. Wood Robinson
  25. Jack Rosenblit
  26. Kelly Schierman
  27. Shelton Simmons
  28. Melania Stoeber
  29. Nicholas Tait
  30. Drew Toelle
  31. Thorin Wall
  32. ASI White
  33. Brendan Wiltshire
  34. Tara (Vito) Wu
  1. Brigit Anderson
  2. Jay Atwood
  3. Josh Birndorf
  4. Jeff Borofsky
  5. Karly Cadenhead
  6. Sarah Castellan
  7. Lindsay Ciurleo
  8. Justin Connelly
  9. Mariana Curdoglo
  10. Ernie DeGraw
  11. Lisa Giris
  12. Yale Hepburn
  13. Nicole Hurley
  14. Matt Kahrer
  15. Daniel Knight
  16. Erica Kundrot
  17. Sarah Kwon
  18. Matt Laird
  19. Minh Le
  20. Norman Lee
  21. Mary Lewis
  22. Bretly Marzen
  23. David McCullough
  24. Samantha McGeachy
  25. Koray Oskay
  26. Jeffrey Pacht
  27. Becki Pembleton
  28. Lauren Pfund
  29. Kristina Preucil
  30. Matt Rea
  31. Eric Reid
  32. Bibian Robert
  33. Simone Roy
  34. Josh Russell
  35. Katie Shen
  36. Norah Stapleton
  37. Brad Stricherz
  38. Tim Tallmadge
  39. Riley Wagner
  40. Richard Wetzel
  41. ASI White
  42. Shaowei Ying
  1. Cherish Aquino
  2. Catherine Brown
  3. Julian Dillon
  4. Rachel DiMarco
  5. Ashley Donaldson
  6. Cory Gehring
  7. Gabe Hamel
  8. Patric Harrington
  9. Jacob Haverkost
  10. Yale Hepburn
  11. Laura Hurst
  12. Kevin Johnessee
  13. Joshua Johnson
  14. Melissa Kelley
  15. Matthew Langsenkamp
  16. Jennifer Litviak
  17. Wesley Maccuish
  18. Sean Mack
  19. Rob Roy McGregor
  20. Gianna Mitchell
  21. Mary Murdock
  22. Brian Nietfeld
  23. Jamie Paterson
  24. Megan Perron
  25. Christal Perry
  26. Megan Pfaller
  27. Eric Reid
  28. Danielle Rose
  29. Nicholas Sawchuk
  30. Jeffery Schiele
  31. Clare Sevcik
  32. Dan Snyder
  33. Matthew Sommer
  34. Selena Soto
  35. Tara Spinos
  36. Tim Tallmadge
  37. Emma Tyrrell
  38. Elizabeth Weeks
  39. Kim Wells
  40. Gerald Winston
  1. Elisabeth Bleistine
  2. Karch Chancellor
  3. Critt Coburn
  4. Manrique Marquez Corrada
  5. Jordan Edmunds
  6. Casey Faust
  7. Joe Fachetti
  8. Alex Fazzino
  9. Tim Filla
  10. Kaitlyn Goode
  11. Emily Graham
  12. Erica Hall
  13. Miranda Hechler
  14. Iffat Hoque
  15. Hayden Hosfelt
  16. Aidan Huczko
  17. Caleb Kroening
  18. Nicholas Limburg
  19. Tiffany Lopez
  20. Erik Martinez Luna
  21. Babar Majeed
  22. Nicholas Meray
  23. Natalie Nasatka
  24. Curt Nottingham
  25. Michaela O'Brien-Frost
  26. Yousre Odeh
  27. Ryan Prasad
  28. Alicia Potter
  29. Audrey Roberts
  30. Jonathan Roddy
  31. Gage Sarrett
  32. Matthew Serenita
  33. McKenzie Straub
  34. Ben Sundy
  35. Nicholas Walton
  36. Marissa Williams
  1. Fredy Aguirre
  2. Ian Anderson
  3. Tanya Bils
  4. Nichole Bridgewater
  5. Zach Canter
  6. James Collins
  7. Derrick Demeveng
  8. Riley Doherty
  9. Cheryl Duarte
  10. Timothy Frankstone
  11. Josh Frost
  12. Sean Halucha
  13. Cathryn Hunt
  14. Elizabeth Hutchens
  15. Chet Jambora
  16. Manuel Larsen Santos
  17. David McCullough
  18. Jared McFarlin
  19. Brooke Obrey
  20. Janet O'Leary
  21. Joseph Ortiz
  22. Zorica Penman
  23. Mike Petrut
  24. Nasir Popalzay
  25. Kriesjo Quimzon
  26. Sara Rastegar
  27. Todd Remmel
  28. Matt Reyes
  29. Ray Rios
  30. Ross Rogers
  31. Christina Stamat
  32. Mike Vasquez
  33. Miranda Waldman
  1. Austin Breunig
  2. Jacqueline Clamor-Mamauag
  3. Jeremy Conner
  4. Lamar Cravens
  5. Beth Day
  6. Ryan Felten
  7. James Fletcher
  8. Matt Fountain
  9. Justin Fraser
  10. Lauren Glinko
  11. Zach Gravette
  12. Don Hagedorn
  13. Keely Hansen
  14. Derek Haws
  15. Mackenzie Higgins
  16. Carey Johnston
  17. Mae Lacey (SDS)
  18. Roberto Lasaga
  19. Kim Mauch
  20. Adam McSparran
  21. Juan Morteo
  22. Joel Newswanger
  23. Sheila Nguyen
  24. Kiran Patel
  25. Frank Pereira
  26. Andrew Rizoli
  27. Loren Russell
  28. Madison Russell
  29. Claudette Sandoval-Green
  30. Matthew Teague
  31. Nealie Thompson
  32. Matt Tsui
  33. Bernadette Williams
  34. Ryan Wong
 
August 2 - 13, 2021May 3 - 14, 2021November 2 - 13, 2020August 3 - 14, 2020May 4 - 15, 2020
  1. Josh Ammirato (SDS)
  2. Nathan Beer
  3. Jesse Billingsley
  4. Erin Bloodgood
  5. Raelyn Caldwell
  6. Libbie Duskin
  7. Isis Colon Marrero
  8. David Demopoulos
  9. Adam Ellerd (SDS)
  10. Faith Fenyk
  11. Raymond Flores
  12. Todd Greenwood (SDS)
  13. Jim Isajewicz (SDS)
  14. Nick Jones (SDS)
  15. Jim Jordan (SDS)
  16. Gizem Karslioglu (SDS)
  17. Scott Kozicki
  18. Renee Lindstrom
  19. Brittany Luke (SDS)
  20. Thomas Macavoy
  21. Jon Mikolin
  22. Brooks Mitchell
  23. Ray Rios
  24. Ariatna Frynee Perez Rivera (SDS)
  25. Brooke Roselle
  26. Jenna Sackler
  27. Blake Simon
  28. Jason Snyder
  29. Maeve Stevens
  30. Mike Vasquez
  31. Dongyi Zhao
  1. Jake Aytes
  2. Stephen Bennett
  3. Ryan Bialas
  4. Christopher Blackley
  5. Gwen Bonner
  6. Valerie Bright
  7. Bridget Burgos Tabora
  8. Jeff Campbell
  9. James Collins
  10. Karen Dedinsky
  11. Kimverly Garcia
  12. Cody Gilham
  13. Meredith Golub
  14. Marissa Hill
  15. Carina Hoyer
  16. Ryan Johnston
  17. Max Ketabi
  18. Nick Martin
  19. Julie Nacos
  20. Matthew Price
  21. Candace Reynolds
  22. Erin Sanchez
  23. Max Seidita
  24. Pam Soule
  25. Everett Spackman (SDS)
  26. Evan Sutton
  27. Jonathan Thompson (SDS)
  28. Catherine Wang
  29. Cynthia Williams
  30. Cullen Williams-Freier
  31. Cindy Wirick
  1. Kevin Blair
  2. Dan Bleecker
  3. Benjamin Brower
  4. Jamie Dawson
  5. Kat Delcervo
  6. Frank Dicicco
  7. Lisa Dilger
  8. Alex Ellick
  9. Justin Fraser
  10. Philip Gauthier
  11. Andrew Gerberry
  12. Chamille Hartman
  13. Mike Haxel
  14. James Holt
  15. Audrey Hughey
  16. Zach Jones
  17. Kevin Mahoney
  18. Tyler Manning
  19. Christopher Otis
  20. Jeremy Penton
  21. Prasanth Ramachandran
  22. Mark Rednour
  23. Rebecca Segura
  24. Jaymes Swain
  25. Gene Trantham
  26. Maggie Troxell
  27. Mike Vasquez
  28. Jonathan Wheeler
  29. Alan Zollar
  1. Andrew Bagnara
  2. Everardo Balboa
  3. Bill Barna
  4. Matt Brush
  5. Daniel Clement
  6. Stephen Coleman
  7. Katy Cyr
  8. Tim Dolan
  9. Darlene Forst
  10. Kimverly Garcia
  11. Chris Harris
  12. Brittany Haywood
  13. Clint Henry
  14. Andrew Hicks
  15. Ian Hippeard
  16. Ryan Kemna
  17. Rob Kent
  18. Ann Kirby
  19. Eric Johnson
  20. Matt Martin
  21. Justin Mitchell
  22. Ashleigh Piccoli
  23. Michael Previty
  24. Carl Reed
  25. John Segars
  26. David Teten
  27. Peter Timashenka
  28. Boyang Wang
  29. Krista Wiedemer
  30. Glenn Xavier
  1. Michael Aguilera
  2. Stephen Bennett
  3. Ayite Brown
  4. Reed Davis
  5. Andrew Fahey
  6. Robert Ford
  7. Junnio Freixa
  8. Fred Holwerda
  9. Rowan Hyland
  10. Raul Llamas Arvizu
  11. Carri Love
  12. Nathan Mangsen
  13. Amber Middleton
  14. Danny Mills
  15. Emily Moore
  16. Michael Moore
  17. Lovena Okelo
  18. Sue Ann Panton
  19. Travis Peterson
  20. Casandra Pritchard
  21. Phillip Purvis
  22. Ben Rogers
  23. Jed Schildroth
  24. Carlos Serpas
  25. Bryan Smith
  26. Garrett Traylor
  27. Katie Trickey
  28. Adam Troxell