CROWDER COLLEGE Anti-Cheating Efforts Presented by:  The Ethical Literacy ® Team  to  The Institute for Global Ethics June...
75%! <ul><li>It has been reported that over 75% of students admit to cheating… </li></ul><ul><li>That number was NOT taken...
Ethics Statements <ul><li>&quot; Ethics: Academic Misconduct </li></ul><ul><li>All forms of academic misconduct, including...
Cheating Policy  <ul><li>There is new language in the Fall 2010 version of the Student Handbook which states: </li></ul><u...
Consistency of Consequences <ul><li>Instructional Council and the Dean of Students worked together to establish common pun...
Teacher’s Aid <ul><li>We have established a cheating reporting form for academic misconduct (i.e. cheating). </li></ul>
Form Letters Created <ul><li>Dean of Instruction form letters for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd offense letters. (To-date, we have ...
Database <ul><li>Instructional Office staff can now track repeat offenders on a private use drive. Since starting this in ...
What is Plagiarism? <ul><li>Some students have come in to complain that they didn't fully understand what constitutes plag...
Orienting New Students <ul><li>An Ethics unit is part of the College Orientation class which is a mandatory class for all ...
Other ideas… <ul><li>Working with  Student Activities  to: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide  Ethics related activities  in additi...
Thank You! <ul><li>Crowder College is committed to “…building a civil, serving, literate, learning community of responsibl...
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These are the efforts reported by Dr. Brad Tyndall, Dean of the Instructional Office at Crowder College. As the college has enjoyed over 30% growth patterns over the last few years, Crowder has been experiencing some growing pains. In the past, our institution has seen little need to be concerned, however, with growth comes opportunity. Crowder has recently made great efforts to standardize efforts in this area of opportunity.

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  • These are the efforts reported by Dr. Brad Tyndall, Dean of the Instructional Office at Crowder College. As the college has enjoyed over 30% growth patterns over the last few years, Crowder has been experiencing some growing pains. In the past, our institution has seen little need to be concerned, however, with growth comes opportunity. Crowder has recently made great efforts to standardize efforts in this area of opportunity.
  • Handout 1
  • Some departments have previously had very strict and formalized ways to deal with offenses, others have not.
  • Handout 2 This document also gives the teacher a heads up on the fact that they need to talk to the student and not just have the Dean take care of the situation.
  • Handout 3
  • This keeps track AND ensures that documentation is kept for future possibilities of lawsuit, etc.
  • Reference Katie Strohl’s powerpoint on the Orientation class. The definition of plagiarism is added to the class for next semester.
  • You might share things about what student activities are doing already. Solicit more ideas from group.
  • Time for questions and answers.
  • "Anti Cheating Efforts" presentation for the 2010 Ethical Literacy Conference

    1. 1. CROWDER COLLEGE Anti-Cheating Efforts Presented by: The Ethical Literacy ® Team to The Institute for Global Ethics June 2010
    2. 2. 75%! <ul><li>It has been reported that over 75% of students admit to cheating… </li></ul><ul><li>That number was NOT taken from Crowder College surveys, however, Crowder prefers to be proactive in efforts of provide an honest education to its student and taxpayer base. </li></ul><ul><li>Crowder College is committed to “…building a civil, serving, literate, learning community of responsible citizens.” </li></ul>
    3. 3. Ethics Statements <ul><li>&quot; Ethics: Academic Misconduct </li></ul><ul><li>All forms of academic misconduct, including but not limited to, cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, or facilitating academic dishonesty are violations of college rules. Any student guilty of academic misconduct will automatically receive a grade of zero on that assignment or exam. All cases will be reported to the Instructional Office to track repeat offenses, which would warrant further disciplinary action up to expulsion from the college.&quot; </li></ul>
    4. 4. Cheating Policy <ul><li>There is new language in the Fall 2010 version of the Student Handbook which states: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;All forms of academic misconduct, including but not limited to, cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, or facilitating academic dishonesty as may be further specified in campus regulations. Any student guilty of academic misconduct will automatically receive a grade of zero on that assignment or exam. All cases will be reported to the Instructional Office to track repeat offenses which would warrant further disciplinary action – up to expulsion from the college.&quot; </li></ul>
    5. 5. Consistency of Consequences <ul><li>Instructional Council and the Dean of Students worked together to establish common punishments that are in par with other offenses at Crowder. The levels of punishment are: 1st Offense: An F on the assignment or test and a warning letter from the Dean of Instruction 2nd Offense (in any class in any semester): An F in that entire class and a 2nd warning letter 3rd Offense (in any class in any semester): Expelled permanently from Crowder </li></ul>
    6. 6. Teacher’s Aid <ul><li>We have established a cheating reporting form for academic misconduct (i.e. cheating). </li></ul>
    7. 7. Form Letters Created <ul><li>Dean of Instruction form letters for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd offense letters. (To-date, we have only used the 1st and 2nd letters.) </li></ul><ul><li>All letters explain that Crowder College's core value is ethics and we stand by that. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Database <ul><li>Instructional Office staff can now track repeat offenders on a private use drive. Since starting this in Fall 2009, we have about 15 people on the list with only one repeat offender. Since the repeat offender was a nursing student, the F in her course, by Nursing Handbook guidelines, meant that she was dismissed from the nursing program. </li></ul>
    9. 9. What is Plagiarism? <ul><li>Some students have come in to complain that they didn't fully understand what constitutes plagiarism, therefore the Communications division is drafting a one-page document that will be sent to all new students. This document will be also shared in College Orientation as a new supplement. Story: One mother came in with her son this semester to see me (Dean of Instruction.) I had to explain that  copying information, even off someone's Facebook page, is still plagiarism. The person from which one takes information from need not be an “expert” in the field. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Orienting New Students <ul><li>An Ethics unit is part of the College Orientation class which is a mandatory class for all students pursuing a degree at Crowder College. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Other ideas… <ul><li>Working with Student Activities to: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Ethics related activities in addition to “fun” activities to keep the conversation of Ethics more familiar and natural. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop more formal study groups . Not only would this help students to better prepare themselves for tests, but would also help develop leadership qualities. </li></ul><ul><li>Evolve an atmosphere of Extreme Sportsmanship concerning our athletics department so that Crowder College has a reputation of being the best place to “play ball”. We want visiting teams and their supporters to feel welcome and privileged to play on our campus. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Thank You! <ul><li>Crowder College is committed to “…building a civil, serving, literate, learning community of responsible citizens.” </li></ul>

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