URSA Engage Program 2013
Position Descriptions for Students to Apply For


Faculty Name & Department/School: Dr. Leslie Davis Burns / School of Design and Human Environment


Research Project Title: Characteristics of Corporate Codes of Conduct and Auditing Programs in the Apparel/Footwear Industries


Project Overview: 

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives within the apparel and footwear industries typically include corporations creating and implementing corporate codes of conduct for their suppliers and contractors. These corporate codes of conduct vary in content and enforcement alternatives. A content analysis of codes of conduct of selected footwear/apparel corporations will be conducted. This analysis will then be used to evaluate factory auditing/monitoring programs designed to assess the compliance of these codes in factory settings.


What skills will students obtain in this project? 

Students will learn how to:

Student research tasks: 

Period of work - Spring ONLY


Number of hours per week expected of student:   4-6  


Preferred Faculty Contact Information: Leslie Burns, Leslie.Burns@oregonstate.edu

(note - applications are NOT sent to mentors - see instructions)


q Yes    x No:   Human Subjects 

q Yes    xNo:   Live Vertebrate Animals

q Yes    x  No:   Recombinant DNA Molecules Transgenic Plants or Animal, and/or Infectious Agents of Plants, Animals, or Humans

q Yes    x  No:   Ionizing Radiation

q Yes    x  No:   Chemical Carcinogens

q Yes    x  No:   Scuba Diving, Free Diving

q Yes    x  No:   Small Boating Operations


If you are interested in applying for this position, you MUST complete the student application HERE and email it to Dr. Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu

Do NOT email your application to the faculty mentor.