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An Instructors Guide to Reducing Academic Dishonsesty in the Classroom

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2020 ASEE North Central Section conference


Morgantown, West Virginia

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March 27, 2020

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March 27, 2020

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May 20, 2020

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Nicole L Kamm The University of Toledo Orcid 16x16

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Associate Lecturer, Electrical Engineering Technology, College of Engineering, University of Toledo 2009 - present

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There can be no doubt that academic dishonesty in college students is on the rise, if not simply to note that the Internet is full of pirated solutions to chapter-end problems of almost all of the popular college text books. An experienced college instructor may also comment that students today are sometimes unaware of that they are violating academic integrity codes, i.e., they feel that if they submit a correct answer, they should receive full credit, no matter how that answer was obtained. In this paper, the argument is made that academic dishonesty is a matter for both the student and the instructor. It is up to the instructor to engage methods that deter dishonesty. These methods require more creativity in test giving, homework assignments, and lab reports. It requires making the student aware of these methods and why they are being employed. This paper presents many specific ideas that have proven to be successful in eliminating the possibility of having to write for the students file a letter of academic dishonesty.

Kamm, N. L. (2020, March), An Instructors Guide to Reducing Academic Dishonsesty in the Classroom Paper presented at 2020 ASEE North Central Section conference, Morgantown, West Virginia.

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