Responsible Scholarship and Professional Practice (RSPP) Workshop

Responsible Scholarship and Professional Practice (RSPP) Workshop

There is a mandate by the University that all graduate degree programs -- including the Master of GIS (MGIS) program -- 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

Incoming MGIS students may fulfill the mandate by successfully completing either (a) a three-credit elective class (GEOG 864: Professionalism in GIS&T) or (b) a two week online non-credit workshop involving approximately eight hours of student activity (individual reading and group case study analysis and discussion). The online class is offered once a year (Summer term - that is subject to change) and the online workshop is offered three times (two weeks in May, August, and November) each year.

Students are not charged any extra tuition or fees to participate in RSPP. However, students will have only one chance to complete the free workshop; those who fail to successfully complete assigned workshop activities will be required to register for and complete the three-credit GEOG 864 course.

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

  1. Demonstrate understanding of academic integrity policies and guidelines;
  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 Course 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 MGIS program team reports student outcomes directly to the Graduate School, which audits every students compliance prior to graduation.

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

Tentative Schedule for Upcoming Workshops
May 3 - 14, 2021 August 2 - 13, 2021 November 1 - 12, 2021 May 2 - 13, 2022 August 1 - 12, 2022
  1. Jake Aytes
  2. Stephen Bennett
  3. Ryan Bialis
  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. Josh Ammirato (SDS)
  2. Jesse Billingsley
  3. Erin Bloodgood
  4. Libbie Duskin
  5. Isis Colon Marrero
  6. David Demopoulos
  7. Adam Ellerd (SDS)
  8. Faith Fenyk
  9. Raymond Flores
  10. Todd Greenwood (SDS)
  11. Jim Isajewicz (SDS)
  12. Nick Jones (SDS)
  13. Jim Jordan (SDS)
  14. Gizem Karslioglu (SDS)
  15. Scott Kozicki
  16. Roberto Lasaga
  17. Renee Lindstrom
  18. Brittany Luke (SDS)
  19. Thomas Macavoy
  20. Jon Mikolin
  21. Ray Rios
  22. Ariatna Frynee Perez Rivera (SDS)
  23. Ross Rogers
  24. Brooke Roselle
  25. Jenna Sackler
  26. Blake Simon
  27. Jason Snyder
  28. Maeve Stevens
  29. Mike Vasquez
  30. Dongyi Zhao
  1. Austin Breunig
  2. Jacqueline Clamor-Mamauag
  3. Jeremy Conner
  4. Lamar Cravens
  5. Matt Fountain
  6. Lauren Glinko
  7. Mae Lacey (SDS)
  8. Kim Mauch
  9. Juan Morteo
  10. Joel Newswanger
  11. Sheila Nguyen
  12. Audrey Roberts
  13. Loren Russell
  14. Claudette Sandoval-Green
  15. Matthew Teague
  1. Manuel Larsen Santos
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Past workshops
November 2 - 13, 2020 August 3 - 14, 2020 May 4 - 15, 2020 November 4 - 15, 2019 August 5 - 16, 2019
  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
  1. George Adams
  2. Isaiah Bashan
  3. Lindsey Belliveau
  4. Meredith Caram
  5. Clayton Cockerham
  6. Haley Fassett
  7. Ross Furbush
  8. Ken Germani
  9. Anna Johnston
  10. Max Ketabi
  11. Janet Leese
  12. Yujun Liu
  13. Brian Macafee
  14. Madelyn Mateo
  15. Max Mcdonald
  16. Grace McMillen
  17. Mark Mercer
  18. Ryan Miles
  19. Philip Rudnik
  20. James Rush
  21. John Sullivan
  22. Nancy Hernandez Valdez
  23. Jaimie Viehmann
  24. Leah Wallerstein
  25. Jimmy Yu
  26. Jing Zhang
  1. Jasmin Acuna
  2. Monica Chism
  3. Sara Chlebecek Kenna
  4. Ben Dunphey
  5. Fernando Galindo Garcia
  6. Arin Green
  7. Danny Keil
  8. Dave McLaughlin
  9. Sean McMullen
  10. Keith Moodhe
  11. Dana Nadwodny
  12. Joe Nigro
  13. David Pratt
  14. Peter Rechtlich
  15. Naji Rizig
  16. Alex Shreffler
  17. Kyle Sowder
 
May 6 - 17, 2019 November 5 - 16, 2018 August 6 - 17, 2018 May 7 - 18, 2018 November 6-17, 2017
  1. Josh Adams
  2. Carl Alexander
  3. Greg Alliger
  4. Michael Andersons
  5. Monica Casso
  6. Gloria Ciccolini
  7. Kenny Crager
  8. Alex Crowe
  9. Kat Delcervo
  10. Nate Geyer
  11. Shannon Gonzales
  12. Kyle Grimsley
  13. Matt Hansen
  14. Jacob Helfman
  15. Ashley Holman
  16. Jacob Horwitz
  17. Stephen Jackson
  18. Paul Kim
  19. James Lovell
  20. Thomas Osen
  21. Jennifer Pramuk
  22. Kimberly Quirk
  23. Alex Richardson
  24. Justin Riemersma
  25. Pallavi Roe
  26. Soren Rundquist
  27. Joe Sawruk
  28. Jessie Smucker
  29. Emily Stangl
  30. Eric Swett
  31. Matt Tsui
  32. Diane Waters
  1. Jeremy Brewton
  2. Briana Brown
  3. Brian Connolly
  4. Nikki Dillard
  5. Katy Elrod
  6. Kim Godwin
  7. Brandon Green
  8. Delphine Khanna
  9. Jeff Kling
  10. Jim Lynch
  11. Ashley Meyer
  12. Paul Millhouser
  13. Ryan Moore
  14. Sarah Myers
  15. Mark Prettyman
  16. Josh Pritchard
  17. James Rush
  18. Corey Sheredy
  19. Kara Shindle
  20. Deb Smith
  21. Oleksandr Stefankiv
  22. Rob Williams
  23. Lela Work
  1. Peter Amico
  2. Danielle Barlow
  3. Lori Brown
  4. Nadia Caira
  5. Laura Emerson
  6. Eric Ford
  7. Paul Giers
  8. Kendell Hillis
  9. Adam Lee
  10. Ray Lillibridge
  11. Ben Martini
  12. Madelyn Mateo
  13. Steve McKeag
  14. Travis Meyer
  15. Kiran Patel
  16. Daniel Rico
  17. Dan Shinnick
  18. Katherine Spurgeon
  19. Luisa Studen
  1. Brooks Andrews
  2. Matt Carroll
  3. Aaron Chisholm
  4. Ben Chou
  5. John Coles
  6. Marisela De La Cruz
  7. Jenn Gillespie
  8. John Glaze
  9. Dustin Keltner
  10. Fatimah Khan
  11. Jim Kulbacki
  12. Ashley Lanier
  13. Kim Millering
  14. Kiran Patel
  15. Becky Patton
  16. Tyler Pilarcik
  17. Justin Riemersma
  18. Neil Rose
  19. Mike Steele
  20. Brian Sweeney
  21. Andres Vasquez
  1. Sky Barlow
  2. Michael Benedettini
  3. Michael Bowser
  4. Pyrou Chung
  5. Mark Copeland
  6. David Duncan
  7. Amy Farley
  8. Dominic Gaetano
  9. Jan Jackson
  10. Cale Kochenour
  11. Trong Le
  12. Curran McBride
  13. Katie Meckler
  14. James Skoryanc
  15. Tim Ultee
  16. Kim Vanderklein
  17. Nate Winkler
 
August 7-18, 2017 January 16-27, 2017 November 7-18, 2016 August 8-19, 2016 March 14-25, 2016
  1. Brookelynn Constant
  2. Sarah Coulson
  3. Roman Gibbons
  4. Dick Greeley
  5. Alex Kabak
  6. Leroy Lee
  7. Donald Leisure
  8. Jason Loperfido
  9. John Maloney
  10. Shaun Megonnell
  11. Lucas Murray
  12. Ryan O'Neil
  13. Philip Whitten
  14. Roger Wilson
  1. Diena Al-Dogom
  2. Mark Copeland
  3. Kevin Cunningham
  4. Lisa Dubas
  5. Don Ferguson
  6. Josh Ferguson
  7. Brett Hurm?
  8. Jeff Mangis
  9. Chris Miller
  10. Kim Millering
  11. Andrew Riesenberger
  12. Albert Rozo
  13. Kevin Sadowski
  14. Laura Santos
  15. Jolynn Schmidt
  16. Michael Sewall
  17. Doug Sexton
  18. Ryan Smith
  19. John South
  20. Dan Steiner
  21. Jessica Story Noonan
  1. Naomi Barnes?
  2. Spencer Bell
  3. David Cain
  4. Kyle Corle
  5. Kevin Cunningham
  6. Mary Demichiei
  7. Berrett Doman
  8. Matt Fancher
  9. Patricia Gallagher
  10. Michelle Helms
  11. April Johnson
  12. James Kirkpatrick
  13. Liz Kwicinski
  14. Agnessa Lundy
  15. Ian McCray
  16. Ben Ogle
  17. Marta Pacoret
  18. Lyndsay Springer
  1. Fred Amidon
  2. Alex Anderson
  3. Lara Bennett
  4. Scott Drost
  5. Cori Edwards
  6. Nate Gehrke
  7. Matt Gulino
  8. Boden Harris
  9. Daniel Hulsey
  10. Erika Kamptner
  11. Agnessa Lundy
  12. Jonas Miller
  13. Tim Naegelli
  14. Dave Narkewicz
  15. Joel Rogers
  16. Ed Santos
  17. Bill Schwartz
  18. Michelle Thompson
  1. Whitney Broussard
  2. Derrick Chan
  3. Dave Greco
  4. Parrish Henderson
  5. Ron Ingraham
  6. Eric Janota
  7. Dan Joseph
  8. Madelyn Mateo
  9. Ayaka Matsuno
  10. Justin Mills
  11. Brandon Mulvey
  12. Adam Nellessen
  13. Angelo Podagrosi
  14. Nick Puza
  15. Zack Roehr
  16. James Shively
  17. Greg Tenore
  18. Julien Wilson
  19. Wing-Yen Wong
 
November 9-20, 2015 August 10-21, 2015 March 16-27, 2015 November 10-21, 2014 August 11-22, 2014
  1. Lance Armstrong
  2. Bethany Bashor
  3. Anthony Bates
  4. Michela Burla
  5. Josh Chudy
  6. Matt Coram
  7. James Covington
  8. Rusty Hathcock
  9. Mark Hebert
  10. Leslie Jessen
  11. Ann Masangcay
  12. John Pritchard
  13. Nathan Roberts
  14. Thomas Rubino
  15. Annalisa Saqui
  16. Anthony Scavone
  17. Jennifer Switzer
  18. Justin Tyner
  19. Heather Widlund
  20. Gus Wright
  1. Scott Baker
  2. Travis Bock
  3. Angie Chang
  4. Henna Chou
  5. Milan Cukvas
  6. Francesco (Nick) Dipaolo
  7. Michael Dudkin
  8. Nasier Mohamed Fakier
  9. Mark Hartnett
  10. Justin Helms
  11. Joanie Huston
  12. Elsit Mandal
  13. Jaclyn Meade
  14. Bob Myers
  15. Ben Nyberg
  16. Jonathan Perez
  17. Adam Ridley
  18. Jacob Rothberger
  19. Ric Stamm
  20. Jen Vasi
  21. Dan Waldhorn
  22. Edward Walsh
  23. Nate Wanner
  24. Tom Whitfield
  25. Brandon Williams
  1. Scott Baker
  2. Richard Boruta
  3. Joe Ferdinando
  4. Elena Galvan
  5. Yuriko Hashimoto
  6. Josh Hight
  7. Joe Horvath
  8. Erin Kelly
  9. Kym Kelly
  10. Mark McPherson
  11. Jeanne Nebre
  12. Mapuana O'Sullivan
  13. Paul Roddy
  14. Scott Ross
  15. David Siders
  16. James Spayd
  17. Jayakrishnan Vijayaraghavan
  18. Grant Wills
  1. Dan Belle
  2. Daniel Blake
  3. Ben Bond
  4. Marie Cassens
  5. Henna Chou
  6. James (Chris) Cromer
  7. Francesco (Nick) Dipaolo
  8. Jeff Dunham
  9. John Gray
  10. Jane Hansen
  11. Janet Hatfield
  12. Jamie Hughes
  13. Chris Klaube
  14. Adam Lavigne
  15. Nick Morgan
  16. Jalayne Powers
  17. Case Robertson
  18. Sherry Roth
  19. Lew Sovocool
  20. Nathan Teigland
  21. Elena Tomuta
  22. Vanessa Truitt
  23. Sam Wilson
  24. Suzanne Zick
  1. Tim Black
  2. Marion Cayetano
  3. Milan Cukvas
  4. Gene Derner
  5. Dane Estok
  6. Joel Feik
  7. Lon Franson
  8. Mike Gority
  9. Dale Jantzen
  10. Brian Kaley
  11. Jonathan Lee
  12. Becky Lorig
  13. Eileen Lucero
  14. Dave Ostrander
  15. Robert Qi
  16. Tyson Quink
  17. Fields Ratliff
  18. John Shinsky
  19. Keith Struzzieri
  20. Bridget Ward
  21. Matthew Wight
  22. Casey Young
 
March 17-28, 2014 November 11-22, 2013 August 12-23, 2013 March 18-29, 2013 August 13-24, 2012
  1. Craig Amey
  2. Marie Cassens
  3. Josh Dewees
  4. Francesco Dipaolo
  5. Natasha Gregory-Michelman
  6. Fabian Guarin Angarita
  7. Janet Hatfield
  8. Josie Holmes
  9. Ahmed Husain
  10. Emmet Keveney
  11. John Kuli
  12. Crystal Lawrence
  13. Gary Lucas
  14. Rob Lyerla
  15. Josh Moss
  16. Justin Novak
  17. Tammy Patterson
  18. Scott Raznoff
  19. Deanna Sarro
  1. Daniel Blake
  2. John Cirucci
  3. Milan Cukvas
  4. Erik Freebairn
  5. Greg Garthe
  6. Steven Gilbert
  7. Vera Green
  8. Adam Hale
  9. Karen Hastings
  10. Shonia Holloway
  11. Daniel Hunter
  12. Mandy Klein
  13. Rob Klein
  14. Adrienne Leptich
  15. Chris Lowe
  16. Patrick Nelson
  17. Dave Ostrander
  18. Americo Gamarra Pacheco
  19. Aneta Piatek
  20. Michael Shaffer
  21. Mitch Sodek
  22. Lori Weingartner
  23. Lisa Zoellick<
  1. Henna Chou
  2. Kelly Combs
  3. Chrisitian Coryell
  4. Ruthann Dorn
  5. Matt Dykstra
  6. Lon Franson
  7. Will Gallaway
  8. Matt Gill
  9. Derege Kobre
  10. Kristina Kwiatkowski
  11. Mary Lamagna Reiter
  12. Nicholas (Ryan) Lamar
  13. Brian Larder
  14. Juliana Lo
  15. Meredith Moore
  16. Allen Morgan
  17. Alison Muratore
  18. Chris Parrett
  19. Kendra Rodgers
  20. Mark Rozmarynowski
  21. Brady Scribner
  22. Chad Shuskey
  23. Chad Tinsley
  1. Brandon Batt
  2. Richard (Tim) Branscomb
  3. Jonathan Coy
  4. Ryan Davis
  5. Christopher Dunn
  6. Jason Harshman
  7. Dave Lautenschleger
  8. Jaime McKeown
  9. Sam Morter
  10. Pam Ordung
  11. Karen Rauschert
  12. Shelby Rushing
  13. Jeremy Stratman
  14. Kim Struthers
  15. Shannon Thol
  16. Teri Vlasak
  17. Jeffrey Vu
  18. JoAnne Williams
  19. Susan Williams
  20. Rob Winkler
  1. Melissa Albino
  2. Rosemary Alles
  3. Doug Blatchford
  4. Steven (Rick) Bradshaw
  5. Pam Cowher
  6. Debbie Dennison
  7. Amanda Dulin
  8. Susan Hulsey
  9. Erik Irtenkauf
  10. David McIntire
  11. Aaron McVay
  12. Adam Nelson
  13. Melody Ovard
  14. Mike Pritchard
  15. Josh Ryan
  16. Jason Torres
  17. Ryan Warne
  18. Matt Welshans
  19. Sean Yusko
 
May 14-25, 2012 February 20-March 2, 2012 August 15-26, 2011 May 16-27, 2011 Feb. 21-March 4, 2011 August 16-27, 2010
  1. Rosemary Alles
  2. Andrew Becker
  3. Henna Chou
  4. Deborah Dennison
  5. Casey Finedell
  6. Eric Hagopian
  7. Lara Hall
  8. Heidi Harris
  9. Bennett Hawley
  10. Jerry Hayes
  11. Kyle Heulitt
  12. Kristen Jordan
  13. Deanne Lundin
  14. Pam Moeller
  15. Carie Pigion
  16. Jessica Rhodes
  17. Ian Scott
  18. George Sprehn
  19. David Todd
  20. Nancy Velez
  21. Wendy Welch
  1. Roger Bannister
  2. Bruce Barrow
  3. Brent Baumhardt
  4. Mark Brady
  5. Jason Catelli
  6. Tim Dewland
  7. Ashley Hayes
  8. Joel Irish
  9. Bill McDevitt
  10. Steve McGrail
  11. Jonathan Meyers
  12. Gary Parkhurst
  13. Richard Tinnell
  14. Matthew Wechsler
  1. Brett Beardsley
  2. Jessica Clemons
  3. Tiernan Erickson
  4. Matthew Garrod
  5. David Hackelton
  6. Gary Huffman
  7. Jay Laura
  8. Devin Leopold
  9. Jesse Mourer
  10. Tim Puzycki
  11. Jon Soderberg
  12. Todd Spangler
  13. Collin Strine-Zurosky
  1. J. Ryan Allen
  2. Bryce Batchman
  3. Matthew Boyter
  4. Kevin Ebright-McKeehan
  5. Jacob Gilly
  6. Bill Hodge
  7. Brian King
  8. Kera Mariotti
  9. David Marquardt
  10. Larry Nierth
  11. Donovan Powers
  12. Jeffrey Rester
  13. Martha Snyderwine
  14. Duane Treadon
  1. Brent Baumhardt
  2. Chris DiMaggio
  3. Theresa Firestine
  4. Pat Hansen
  5. Sarah Linden
  6. Chris Mangold
  7. Gregg Scott
  8. Shawna McGee
  9. Barry Miller
  10. Steve Perrine
  11. Jeff Reichman
  12. Jay Tompkins
  1. Brian Bettenhausen
  2. Deborah Dennison
  3. Jan Ducnuigeen
  4. James Earwood
  5. Michael Giangrande
  6. Tim Gibbs
  7. Janice Lynch
  8. Nga Nguyen
  9. Shane Seitz
  10. Ben Shelton
  11. Marnie Sippel
  12. Lawrence Svien
  13. John Wolf