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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MHS6780

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Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    3130 2013-03-14
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Child and Family Studies BC 58300050
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Raymond Miltenberger 8139745079 miltenbe@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MHS 6780 Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 1

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Ethics in A BA
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Describes professional and ethical issues in ABA with an emphasis on the Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts and professional behavior that promotes the successful and ethical practice of behavior analysis.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed to meet state requirements, licensure, etc

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has raised the requirements for ethics from 1 semester credit hour to 3 semester credit hours. Therefore to keep our program approved by the BACB, the course needs to be changed to three credit hours

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D.,training in behavior analysis and BCBA or eligible.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Follow the guidelines for ethical conduct outlined by the Behavior Analysis

    Certification Board.

    2. Discuss ethical challenges and how to maintain ethical and professional conduct

    in clinical and research contexts.

    3. Describe ethical and non-ethical approaches to treatment for individuals with

    disabilities and how to evaluate their evidentiary support.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Follow the guidelines for ethical conduct outlined by the Behavior Analysis

    Certification Board.

    2. Discuss ethical challenges and how to maintain ethical and professional conduct

    in clinical and research contexts.

    3. Describe ethical and non-ethical approaches to treatment for individuals with

    disabilities and how to evaluate their evidentiary support.

    C. Major Topics

    Course overview & Data Falsification Lecture

    Aversive/nonaverisive interventions

    Ethics in Behavior Analysis - History

    Guideline I - Assertiveness

    Guideline 2 - Leadership

    Guideline 3 - Networking

    Guideline 4 - Persuasion and influence

    Guideline 5 & 6 - Negotiating and Lobbying

    Guideline 7 - Public Speaking Handling difficult

    Guideline 8 & 9 Effective Consulting

    Guideline 10 - Performance Management

    Risk benefit analysis Dealing with stress

    Practical Tips for Ethical Conduct

    Plagiarism

    D. Textbooks

    No textbook

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Bailey, J. S., and Burch, M. R. (2005). Ethics for behavior analysts. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

    Articles to be provided

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    98 - 100% = A+

    93 – 97.9% = A

    90 – 92.9% = A-

    88 – 89.9% = B+

    83 – 87.9% = B

    80 – 82.9% = B-

    78 – 79.9% = C+

    73 – 77.9% = C

    70 – 72.9% = C-

    60 – 69.9% = D

    Less than 60% = F

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Quizzes 84 points

    Exams 90

    Presentation and Handout 50

    Questions and Solutions 10

    Student CV 10

    Participation and Professionalism 30

    274 total

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    If you have to miss a test you must make arrangements in advance to schedule a make-up. If you are sick the day of a test you must call my office or e-mail me in advance of the test to inform me. (231-8623). I have voice mail to take your message if I am not in when you call.

    Our Department follows the University Policy on Academic Integrity.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Applied Behavior Analysis Masters Program


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Students in special education, public health, education, or psychology might find the course valuable.



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