Academic Dishonesty


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Academic Dishonesty

  1. 1. Gail Johnson, Kelly Jones, Kenyon Knapp, Karen Lacey, and Colleen Stapleton Graphics copied from Google Images (search term = “academic dishonesty”)
  2. 2.  Solicitation  Buying papers  Outsourcing  Cheating in Class  CheatingOnline  Plagiarism  ReusingAssignments  Other Forms?
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  4. 4. 21st Century College Cheating?
  5. 5.  How often does this happen?  What examples have you seen?  Crossing the line from “getting help” to “getting someone else to do your work?  Do our students actually buy papers?  How do we prevent this?
  6. 6.  Why does this happen?  How does it happen?  Are there gray areas we need to define?  How do we prevent cheating?  How do we respond when it occurs?  Pros & Cons of Cheating: /watch?v=dpwitKo9H3k
  7. 7.  Why does this happen?  How does it happen?  Are there gray areas we need to define?  How do we prevent cheating?  How do we respond when it occurs?
  8. 8.  Intentional  Overwhelming ▪ Ran out time ▪ Unsure how to complete assignment ▪ Ignorance of subject matter ▪ Not about assignment instructions; lack of academic literacy ▪ Issues with reading, writing, synthesis, confidence, comprehension  Laziness or unprofessionalism (outsourcing) ▪ Buying a paper ▪ Having someone else write the paper ▪ No learning taking place
  9. 9.  Unintentional  Copy / Paste / Right click to change one word  Students do not understand what plagiarism really is, especially with digital resources ▪ Ignorance of plagiarism  Plagiarism used to require a lot of work  How do we prevent it today?  Cultural  Instinctive; Difficult to recognize until after the fact  International students  Digital cultural issue? (Digital natives)
  10. 10.  Self-plagiarism?  Do students know this is wrong?  How do we explain our rationale?  How do we prevent this?  Other Forms of Academic Dishonesty?
  11. 11.  Proactive stance  Conversation with students instead of lecture  Syllabus is not enough  Case-based discussions and specific examples  Videos ▪ Plagiarism: How to avoid it (from Bainbridge College) ▪  Student-created videos and animations ▪ Xtranormal (  What do our students tell us?  What are your suggestions and strategies?
  12. 12.  Sanctions & Notifications  Academic Integrity Council
  13. 13.  Questions?  Comments  Strategies  Ideas  Conversations