March 1, 2008 (Vol. 28, No. 5)
Strong Points: Important topic
Weak Points: Too focused on U. of M.
Another broad-based approach to its subject, Teaching Ethics for Research, Scholarship, and Practice (TERSP) believes that ethics is too important to hope that students simply absorb it while studying a subject. Towards the goal of increasing ethics education, the site organizes information according to the following categories: Contacts, Policies, Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Useful Links. Under each of those categories are large sets of hyperlinks to additional information. While on the surface this is a site aimed at a large audience, a closer inspection gives the impression it is only aimed at researchers at the University of Minnesota, where the site is housed. I’m not sure why this was done and it certainly lessens the appeal of an otherwise useful site.