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Contact: Deborah J. Snyder, Grants
& Contract Specialist
Lewis-Clark State College Office of Sponsored Programs
Return of "Thinking Through
Draws Faculty and Staff
---Office of Sponsored Programs
Nearly 30 Faculty and staff attended Thinking through Lunch: Research Across the
Curriculum, on Friday, November 30th. The luncheon was sponsored by the college's Office
of Sponsored Programs and The Honors Program.
A cross-section of faculty and staff discussed research at Lewis-Clark State College. Dr.
Dan Mayton led an exchange of current faculty research on campus. Various divisions
discussed how their curriculum assisted in developing student research skills. A need for
access to a statistical software package was recognized.
Dr. Suzanne Bushfield reviewed guidelines for Ethical Research with Human Subjects, and
introduced the revised Institutional Review Board Guidelines and Applications. Complete
faculty and students participation is needed with this new review process. If the college
is found out of compliance with IRB policy and guidelines, many programs and sources of
funding could be jeopardized.
There was an interest in exploring the possibility of a one-day Research Fair in which all
students would be invited to present their research findings. There was also interest in
developing a website to display student or faculty research at the college.
The group also discussed strategies for linking research projects to community needs.
Through the Institute for Community Development, college staff will meet with a variety of
community groups in the next several months. We encourage any faculty interested in
current research-related needs among community organizations to contact the Institute at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to develop a contact list of faculty interested in these
types of projects, so we can share information and possibilities with them on a regular