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Academic IntegrityLauren ReiterPresentation originally developedby Dan Hickey
Academic Integrity @ Penn State“The pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honestand responsible manner. […] the Univer...
Watterson
Academic integrity is compromised by:• Fabrication of      • Submitting the work of  information or        another person,...
Live PollHave you ever engaged in one of thesebehaviors?1)Yes2)NoThis is anonymous!Students in class will text in their re...
Student Perceptions of Practices MostLikely to Be Seen as Cheating:                                   Watterson
Student Perceptions of Practices MostLikely to Be Seen as Cheating:• Using an unapproved aid during an exam (96%)• Copying...
Student Perceptions of Practices LeastLikely to Be Seen as Cheating:• Not telling instructor about a grading error in  the...
Reasons to Cheat that SomeStudents Perceive as “Justifiable”:• Get a better grade or GPA (20%)• Insufficient preparation (...
Awareness and Prevalence of Cheating                                                  Perceive this                       ...
Awareness and Prevalence of Cheating                                                  Perceive this                       ...
Awareness and Prevalence of Cheating                                                  Perceive this                       ...
Live PollWhat percent of students lied about anillness/emergency after missing a deadline/textto avoid a lower grade?1)8%2...
Awareness and Prevalence of Cheating                                                  Perceive this                       ...
What is Plagiarism?The action or practice of taking someoneelses work, idea, design, etc., and passingit off as ones own; ...
• Program that gauges the originality of student  work and aids in detecting plagiarism• Used in more than 3,500 higher ed...
Turnitin searches:• A current and archived copy of the publicly  accessible Internet• Millions of published works from con...
Turnitin.com
Now we can:• Define academic integrity• Identify how specific behaviors violate Penn  State’s academic integrity policy• V...
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  1. 1. Academic IntegrityLauren ReiterPresentation originally developedby Dan Hickey
  2. 2. Academic Integrity @ Penn State“The pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honestand responsible manner. […] the Universitys Code ofConduct states that all students should act withpersonal integrity, respect other students dignity,rights and property, and help create and maintain anenvironment in which all can succeed.” Policy 49-20
  3. 3. Watterson
  4. 4. Academic integrity is compromised by:• Fabrication of • Submitting the work of information or another person, or work citations previously used without informing the instructor• Facilitating acts of academic dishonesty • Tampering with the by others academic work of other students• Unauthorized possession of examinations
  5. 5. Live PollHave you ever engaged in one of thesebehaviors?1)Yes2)NoThis is anonymous!Students in class will text in their responses tothis Poll Everywhere survey
  6. 6. Student Perceptions of Practices MostLikely to Be Seen as Cheating: Watterson
  7. 7. Student Perceptions of Practices MostLikely to Be Seen as Cheating:• Using an unapproved aid during an exam (96%)• Copying from another student’s paper or exam (97%)• Taking a test for someone else or having someone else take a test for you (97%)• Exchanging answer sheets or papers during a test (98%) PULSE survey
  8. 8. Student Perceptions of Practices LeastLikely to Be Seen as Cheating:• Not telling instructor about a grading error in their favor (69%)• Submitting the same paper for more than one class without permission (55%)• Giving or getting exam information from someone in another section (42%) PULSE survey
  9. 9. Reasons to Cheat that SomeStudents Perceive as “Justifiable”:• Get a better grade or GPA (20%)• Insufficient preparation (11%)• Personal issues including stress and personal/family problems (9%)• Time management (8%)• Little concern for academic integrity (6%)• Instruction issues (5%) PULSE Survey Presentation
  10. 10. Awareness and Prevalence of Cheating Perceive this behavior to be Have engaged in cheating this behavior Males Females Male FemalesBehavior n=599 n=532 n=620 n=563Ask students in another section of a course forinformation about a test you will take at alater time or to give other studentsinformation about a test % % % %Receive help on a take-home test in which youare not allowed to collaborate with others % % % %Allow someone to copy your assignment orpaper % % % %Use someone else’s ideas or words withoutreferencing or crediting the original source % % % % PULSE Survey Presentation
  11. 11. Awareness and Prevalence of Cheating Perceive this behavior to be Have engaged in cheating this behavior Males Females Male FemalesBehavior n=599 n=532 n=620 n=563Ask students in another section of a course forinformation about a test you will take at alater time or to give other studentsinformation about a test 57% 60% 53% 59%Receive help on a take-home test in which youare not allowed to collaborate with others 80% 87% 30% 30%Allow someone to copy your assignment orpaper 91% 93% 25% 21%Use someone else’s ideas or words withoutreferencing or crediting the original source 91% 95% 16% 8% PULSE Survey Presentation
  12. 12. Awareness and Prevalence of Cheating Perceive this behavior to be Have engaged in cheating this behavior Males Females Male FemalesBehavior n=599 n=532 n=620 n=563Turn in the same paper for more than oneclass (without receiving permission from theinstructors) % % % %Not tell an instructor when an error has beenmade in your favor in scoring a test or anassignment % % % %Lie to an instructor about having an illness orsome other emergency when you’ve misseda test or assignment % % % % PULSE Survey Presentation
  13. 13. Live PollWhat percent of students lied about anillness/emergency after missing a deadline/textto avoid a lower grade?1)8%2)16%3)22%4)35%Students in class will text in their responses tothis Poll Everywhere survey
  14. 14. Awareness and Prevalence of Cheating Perceive this behavior to be Have engaged in cheating this behavior Males Females Male FemalesBehavior n=599 n=532 n=620 n=563Turn in the same paper for more than oneclass (without receiving permission from theinstructors) 41% 50% 22% 20%Not tell an instructor when an error has beenmade in your favor in scoring a test or anassignment 28% 34% 35% 32%Lie to an instructor about having an illness orsome other emergency when you’ve misseda test or assignment 72% 71% 16% 16% PULSE Survey Presentation
  15. 15. What is Plagiarism?The action or practice of taking someoneelses work, idea, design, etc., and passingit off as ones own; intellectual theft. - Oxford English Dictionary
  16. 16. • Program that gauges the originality of student work and aids in detecting plagiarism• Used in more than 3,500 higher education institutions• Used by over 650 Penn State instructors
  17. 17. Turnitin searches:• A current and archived copy of the publicly accessible Internet• Millions of published works from content publishers• Over 250 million student papers submitted to Turnitin student archive (including PSU students)
  18. 18. Turnitin.com
  19. 19. Now we can:• Define academic integrity• Identify how specific behaviors violate Penn State’s academic integrity policy• Visualize how the behaviors are related

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