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NFLAAS Orientation 2008 Academic Integrity. Danielle C. Istl , LL.M. Academic Integrity Officer 313 Assumption University Bldg. [email protected] , Ext. 3929 What the AIO can do for you. Common Themes from Windsor’s 2006 AI Assessment Study.

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Nflaas orientation 2008 academic integrity

NFLAAS Orientation 2008Academic Integrity

Danielle C. Istl, LL.M.

Academic Integrity Officer

313 Assumption University Bldg.

[email protected], Ext. 3929

What the aio can do for you

What the AIO can do for you

Common themes from windsor s 2006 ai assessment study

Common Themes from Windsor’s2006 AI Assessment Study

  • Faculty involvement is essential.

  • Faculty play a “critical role in setting the tone.”

  • Faculty have a “front line chance” to make a difference.

  • Expectations must be clear.

A i assessment study faculty responses

A.I. Assessment StudyFaculty Responses

  • Likelihood of ignoring suspected cheating

    • 96.7% unlikely or very unlikely to ignore

  • Likelihood of reporting the incident

    • 74.7% likely or very likely to report

And yet

And yet . . .

  • Not all professors are putting info on syllabi about cheating.

  • Only 2/3 reported discussing their views about academic honesty with students.

  • Only 1/2 reported periodically reminding students of their obligations.

Specific suggestions by faculty members for faculty members

Specific suggestions by faculty members for faculty members

  • Be a role model for ethical conduct.

  • Be aware of cultural differences regarding use of sources.

  • Update tests and exams for every class. Exams DO circulate.

  • Consider oral make-up exam.

  • Design courses so as to reduce cheating.

Prevention is the key

Prevention is the Key

  • Practise the “Ten Principles of Academic Integrity.”

  • Discuss plagiarism prevention and citation.

  • Design assignments so that cheating is unlikely.

  • Train proctors and teaching assistants.

Prevention contd

Prevention contd.

  • Use sufficient proctors (1:30 ratio).

  • Review examination rules in advance.

  • Maintain exam security.

  • Use available resources.

    • AWC, AIO, Library Services

  • Consider Turnitin as an educational tool.

Why do students cheat

Why Do Students Cheat?

  • Lack of time

  • Stress

  • Pressure to get good grades

  • “Others are doing it.”

  • Cynicism

  • Belief they won’t be caught

Relevant bylaws and policies

Relevant Bylaws and Policies

  • Bylaw 31: Student Affairs

  • Bylaw 51: Academic Evaluation Procedures

  • Policy S6: Student Code of Conduct

  • Policy T1: Policy on the Use of

  • Policy E3: Rules for Conduct of Examinations

Bylaw 31 student affairs articles i to iii

Bylaw 31: Student AffairsArticles I to III

  • Misconduct

  • The Role of Faculty

  • Procedures

  • Informal Disposition

  • Hearings (Judicial Panel)

  • Disciplinary Sanctions

  • Disciplinary Appeals

Where an offence has occurred

Where an offence has occurred

  • The professor must report the alleged offence

  • to the Dept. Head or Assoc. Dean,

  • who then reviews it

2. The matter is referred to the Vice-Provost, Students

3. The student meets with the AIO who

conducts an investigation.

4. Where warranted, the Vice-Provost will impose

a disciplinary sanction or refer the case to a

Judicial Panel for a formal hearing.

Sanctions vs grade loss

Sanctions vs. Grade loss

  • Disciplinary sanctions imposed by Vice-Provost/Judicial Panel:

    • Admonition

    • Censure*

    • Suspension*

    • Expulsion*

      * transcript notations

  • Academic consequences imposed by the professor:

    • grade reduction for the work in question because it has little or no academic merit

    • discretionary

Www uwindsor ca aio

  • Information for Faculty (incl. Turnitin info)

  • Information for Students, GAs & TAs

  • Links to relevant policies

  • Cases pending and processed

  • Disciplinary decisions; annual reports

  • Students’ stories

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