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Copyright for Midwifery Educators

About this course: This is a 90-minute professional development course specialized for midwifery educators. Copyright law, much like HIPAA, can be quite complex; this presentation culls down the overload of information and addresses classroom, faculty, and administrative needs. This course is easy to understand, demystifies the copyright fog, is scaled to meet the needs of our smaller schools, and it specifically addresses the needs of midwifery in the classroom and in private practice.

Course Objectives: The course objectives can be summed up as follows:

  • Understand the meaning and legal history of Copyright law
  • Understand the concepts of Intellectual Property, Fair Use, Public Domain, Commercial Purpose, Fair Use Act, TEACH Act, and Creative Commons
  • Understand Copyright Fair Use as it applies differently to institutions, educators, and students
  • Identify permission routes, such as Copyright Clearing Center
  • Understand how to create and model Copyright-compliance in the classroom
  • Identify potential Copyright infringements
  • Identify Copyright Compliance Best Practices

Instructor: Jana Studelska, (CPM/LM, BS in Communication) is MCU’s Faculty Director and Professional Development Coordinator. She has been with MCU since 2013, and was voted the 2015 MCU Teacher of the Year by students. Jana has been MCU Writing Lab Director since 2014. Along with supporting students with reviews and edits, she develops and maintains the Writing Lab website and teaches a series of mini-courses on APA Formatting, Writing Practice Guidelines, and Copyright for Midwifery Students.  In addition to teaching and midwifery, Jana has been a writer, editor, reporter and blogger.

Copyright for Midwifery EducatorsCourse Offerings:

Cost: $250 per person

Background information: Copyright Course Letter

Why this course is right for you: Informed by MEAC accreditation requirements, this course is specialized to midwifery educators and their applicable compliance standards. MCU has a threefold mandate: train faculty and administration; create policy and procedure to support the copyright compliance, and teach students how to be copyright compliant both in the classroom and in their own private practices. The module will also provide your school with helpful handouts, such as a Materials Use Chart, a Guideline & Decision Tree to simplify teacher and student work, a compilation of sample copyright statements for various media and uses, and a curated list of helpful websites to help you create your own support plan. The Implementation Checklist provides you with a framework to begin generating changes in your administration and classrooms.

Plagiarism in Midwifery Education

About this course: This is a 90-minute professional development course specifically designed to meet the needs of our small midwifery schools and the specific needs of our midwifery students. Plagiarism is a spectrum that is intertwined with academic integrity on a multi-structured level. Administrators, educators, and students are regularly interacting with the perils of this spectrum. Exploring and upholding BEST practice of ethical writing promotes applications of cohesive structure-wide expectation. Unified methods to prevent and actively manage plagiarism, reinforce the promotion of academic excellence.

Course Objectives: The course objectives can be summed up as follows:

  • Identify best practices for plagiarism identification and instruction.
  • Understand institutional responsibilities regarding training in academic writing, such as proper citation in writing and research for instructors and students.
  • Understand the definition of “common knowledge.”
  • Develop rubrics for proper citation evaluation.
  • Identify proper consequences within a Student Code of Conduct and/or Statements of Academic Integrity.

Instructor: Audra Post CPM, is a Michigan midwife who has a passion for the advancement of midwifery education.  Outside of being an instructor with Midwives College of Utah, her diverse educational exposures include working with K-12 special education students, AmeriCorps afterschool and adult ESL learning programs, Lansing Community College technical theater, and Agape Health Care School’s midwifery assistant program. She completed the certificate program from Michigan School of Traditional Midwifery and BSM program through MCU.  Her enthusiasm for social advocacy comes to each classroom, where she strives to facilitate active engagement and interest in process of knowledge acquisition.

Course Offerings: Book

Cost: $200 per person

Background information: Plagiarism Course Letter

Why this course is right for you: Informed by MEAC accreditation requirements, this course is specialized to midwifery educators and their applicable compliance standards. MCU has a threefold mandate: train faculty and administration; create policy and procedure to manage instances of plagiarism, and to teach students how to be present original work both in the classroom and in their own private practices. Plagiarism reflects on our academic integrity as a whole—it is important that every MEAC school have an awareness of this constant challenge. MEAC’s Standards for Programmatic Accreditation, Benchmark B-Orientation and Professional Development, states: “Faculty receive training and materials related to copyright law, the doctrine of fair use, plagiarism, and other relevant legal and ethical concepts.”   Those efforts, of course, must be documented and produced upon MEAC review. The module will also provide your school with helpful handouts such as Plagiarism Resources, Rubric References, a MEAC School Implementation List and directions to resources specific to international students.

 

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