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The Ethics of SoTL

When engaging in SoTL, care and consideration of the involvement of students or colleagues as research participants must be handled with particular sensitivity. Securing Institutional Review Board approval for research with human subjects or their data can, and is done, but may feel daunting, especially when you are new to classroom-based research. However, thinking through the ethical dilemmas and preparing the IRB proposal can greatly strengthen your study and encourage ways of including students as partners in the research process.

CUNY HRPP and your campus IRB have documents and guides to support your process:

CUNY HRPP

CUNY Recruitment of Students as Research Subjects

Here are other resources to support your understanding of how to handle the ethics of your SoTL project:

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