Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsL., L-PD
Corporate AuthorsSigma Pi Sigma,
PublisherSigma Pi Sigma
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsAcademic Ethics , biomedical engineering , PHYSICS
AbstractThis case study describes the tenure application of Dr. Laura White who is a physics scientist who has recently changed the focus of her research from more traditional condensed-matter physics to more soft condensed-matter physics with biological applications. Her research has therefore turned more interdisciplinary. She has also focused much of her effort on science education, developing new teaching techniques and receiving a $1.2 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to improve science teaching at the k-12 level. Students are asked to pretend they are at a faculty meeting discussing Dr. White's tenure decision, where many faculty argue that she should not be given tenure.
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