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Ten Years in the Trenches: an Updated Suite of Scenario-based Academic Integrity Videos

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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Works-in-Progress Postcard Session

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Chemical Engineering

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Adam T Melvin Louisiana State University

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Adam Melvin obtained a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BA in Chemistry from the University of Arizona, a MS in Chemical Engineering (with a minor in Biotechnology) and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Departments of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering. In August of 2013 he joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University. His current research interests include biomolecular engineering, personalized medicine, microfluidics, single cell analysis, chemical biology, and cancer metastasis.

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Lisa G. Bullard North Carolina State University

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Dr. Lisa Bullard is an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering from NC State and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She served in engineering and management positions within Eastman Chemical Company from 1991-2000. A faculty member at NC State since 2000, Dr. Bullard has won numerous awards for both teaching and advising, including the ASEE Raymond W. Fahien Award, the John Wiley Premier Award for Engineering Education Courseware, NC State Faculty Advising Award, National Effective Teaching Institute Fellow, NC State Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award, George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award, and the ASEE Southeastern Section Mid-Career Teacher Award. She is a member of the editorial board for Chemical Engineering Education and serves a Director of the Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. She will be a co-author, along with Dr. Richard Felder and Dr. Ronald Rousseau, of the 4th edition of Chemical Process Principles. Dr. Bullard’s research interests lie in the area of educational scholarship, including teaching and advising effectiveness, academic integrity, process design instruction, and the integration of writing, speaking, and computing within the curriculum.

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Faculty at two large public universities have had extensive experience in student academic integrity violations in the introductory material and energy balance class. Scenario-based academic integrity videos developed by the authors ten years ago were effective for a time; however, they did not address changes in technology or on-line resources that have more recently become available and widely used. Moreover, the scenario-based videos were limited in scope to a single course in a single engineering discipline which restricted their overall utility across the curriculum. Recent observations by the authors and input from current undergraduate student identified new scenarios that needed to be addressed, including cheating in laboratory courses, cheating in project-based courses, and cheating on exams. Student Conduct professionals further offered suggestions on the commentary provided by the video’s narrator to establish context for the scenarios. This work in progress presents the updated set of videos, which are publicly available, that include examples of both prohibited behavior and encouraged behavior for individual assignments. All scenarios now reference examples in calculus, chemistry, and physics course to make them more widely applicable across a broader range of science and engineering disciplines. The authors offer suggestions on how to utilize the videos along with additional academic integrity-related resources, such as syllabus language, a reflection assignment, an assignment cover sheet, and a form prohibiting sharing course-related documents.

Melvin, A. T., & Bullard, L. G. (2018, June), Ten Years in the Trenches: an Updated Suite of Scenario-based Academic Integrity Videos Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--31071

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