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NFLAAS Orientation 2008 Academic Integrity. Danielle C. Istl , LL.M. Academic Integrity Officer 313 Assumption University Bldg. , 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., 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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