June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
As with many institutions, our large mid-Atlantic university has experienced a recent uptick in academic dishonesty cases. In the fall of 2017 a sub-team within the First Year Program was tasked with identifying best practices for encouraging academic integrity while discouraging and identifying dishonesty. Initial findings were that the amount of available literature on the subject is disproportionate to the perceived size of the problem. For example, a search of one data base of a very large educational association with some 15 years of conference proceedings resulted in only about a dozen papers that discussed the topic. Much of the material that is available are the products of surveys seeking to identify attitudes of students and instructors about academic dishonesty. While these are of interest, few offer specific methods to prevent or discourage the behaviors. This work will conduct a review of available literature from various sources to determine best practices surrounding academic integrity. The goal is to find and implement best practices for encouraging academic integrity, preventing dishonest behaviors, and detecting when such behaviors have occurred. This paper will also discuss practices implemented in our First Year Engineering Program to promote professional behavior and to discourage student misconduct. Some preliminary results and observations based on experience with these methods will be presented.
Hamrick, T. R., & Santiago, L., & Brewster, K. (2019, June), Academic Integrity Best Practices To Discourage Dishonesty and Encourage Professional Behavior Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/32023
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