Proactive Strategies for Promoting Academic Integrity

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Proactive Strategies for Promoting Academic Integrity

  1. 1. PROACTIVE STRATEGIESTO PROMOTEACADEMIC INTEGRITYLISA MARIE JOHNSON, PHDLISAMARIE.JOHNSON@ASHFORD.EDU18TH ANNUAL SLOAN-C INTERNATIONALCONFERENCE – ORLANDO, FL, USA
  2. 2. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY What is it?
  3. 3. DEFINING ACADEMIC INTEGRITYYou are an academic if you are associated with an academy. Anacademy is commonly defined as a college or other organization focusedon education.To have integrity commonly means to act with honesty.Thus, academic integrity can be defined as acting honestly in all collegerelated activities. Although definitions and policies for academicintegrity vary, they always involve an expectation for honesty. CCCOnline. (2010). Student academic integrity tutorial. links.ccconline.org/integrity
  4. 4. APPLYING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Formal Learning Informal Learning Life
  5. 5. ADDRESSING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Institutional Level Policing Program Level Course Level Prevention Ethical Activity Level Lorenzetti, J. P. (2010, May). Combating online dishonesty with communities of integrity. Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Education – www.facultyfocus.com
  6. 6. POLICINGIdentify the Prove the Punish the infraction infraction infraction Should long term records of acts of dishonesty persist in the academic transcript? Is knowledge of habitual cheating a legitimate educational interest among faculty? (e.g., FERPA)
  7. 7. PREVENTION Constructing pathways to honesty Constructing barriers to dishonesty Available and usable policies & procedures (e.g., honor pledges, honor codes) Use of software to deter ... and police Assessment design to promote authentic demonstrations of knowledge and skill
  8. 8. ETHICAL classroomHow do we... Encourage self-regulation and program societal motivation for honesty? Instill value and accountability Institution for the community?
  9. 9. PROMOTING ACADEMY INTEGRITY... WITH DESIGN STRATEGIES
  10. 10.  Make information on academic integrity very easy to find ... S T R AT E G I E S Everywhere, be redundant! Include ethics instruction within curriculum Discuss academic integrity at orientation programs and events using examples Provide resources for “study skills” University of Texas Telecampus & FacultyFocus. (2010, May). 91 ways to maintain academic integrity in online courses. Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Education – www.facultyfocus.com
  11. 11.  Assign an academic integrity liaison to support faculty S T R AT E G I E S Link to information about academic integrity on your campus website Require students to read and agree to the campus academic integrity policy Provide students with a writing handbook University of Texas Telecampus & FacultyFocus. (2010, May). 91 ways to maintain academic integrity in online courses. Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Education – www.facultyfocus.com
  12. 12.  Ask students to restate the academic integrity policy (this can also be used S T R AT E G I E S as a writing sample) Include a lesson on academic integrity – especially in introductory courses Include a lesson on avoiding plagiarism Use case-studies and scenarios to give meaning to integrity as a process University of Texas Telecampus & FacultyFocus. (2010, May). 91 ways to maintain academic integrity in online courses. Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Education – www.facultyfocus.com
  13. 13.  Provide opportunities for students to apply their values to decision-making S T R AT E G I E S as a part of case studies, current events or historical issue assignments Include an ethical decision-making case study within your course Have a syllabus quiz that includes an academic integrity statement Develop a class honor code at the start of the semester University of Texas Telecampus & FacultyFocus. (2010, May). 91 ways to maintain academic integrity in online courses. Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Education – www.facultyfocus.com
  14. 14.  Believe and act S T R AT E G I E S as though a culture of academic integrity exists University of Texas Telecampus & FacultyFocus. (2010, May). 91 ways to maintain academic integrity in online courses. Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Education – www.facultyfocus.com
  15. 15.  Use originality checking software and learn how to interpret the results S T R AT E G I E S Promote authentication measures by using drafting and collaborative activity staged throughout the term and assessments Compare student writing samples across your course e.g., a spontaneous sample collected at the start of a course University of Texas Telecampus & FacultyFocus. (2010, May). 91 ways to maintain academic integrity in online courses. Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Education – www.facultyfocus.com
  16. 16.  Use authentic forms S T R AT E G I E S of assessment rather than traditional high- stakes exams/quizzes and knowledge-level testing. University of Texas Telecampus & FacultyFocus. (2010, May). 91 ways to maintain academic integrity in online courses. Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Education – www.facultyfocus.com
  17. 17. AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT OPTIONS o Article (Journal) Critiques o Journaling o Audio Recordings o Literature Review o Blogging o Multimedia Presentation s o Brainstorming o Peer Editing / Review o Case-Based Instruction o Portfolios o Concept Mapping o Presentations o Debate o Quizzing (APPLICATION) o Document Analysis o Reflections o Fieldwork/Apprenticeship o Role Playing o Gaming o Simulations o Group Problem Solving o Socratic Dialogue o Group Reports o Student generated Q & A o Hypothetical Situations o Webquest o Interviews o Wikis / Collaborative Authoring Teaching Activities (n.d.). Illinois Online Network http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/resources/otai/
  18. 18. RESOURCES CCCOnline. (2010). Student academic integrity tutorial. links.ccconline.org/integrity Faculty Focus (2010). Special Report: Promoting academic integrity in online education. Magna Publication. facultyfocus.com WCET (2009). Best practices to promote academic integrity in online education. wcet.wiche.edu
  19. 19. PROACTIVE STRATEGIESTO PROMOTEACADEMIC INTEGRITYLISA MARIE JOHNSON, PHDLISAMARIE.JOHNSON@ASHFORD.EDU18TH ANNUAL SLOAN-C INTERNATIONALCONFERENCE – ORLANDO, FL, USA

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