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NFLAAS Orientation 2008 Academic Integrity. Danielle C. Istl , LL.M. Academic Integrity Officer 313 Assumption University Bldg. istld@uwindsor.ca , Ext. 3929 www.uwindsor.ca/aio. 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.

istld@uwindsor.ca, Ext. 3929

www.uwindsor.ca/aio

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 Turnitin.com
  • 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
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