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  1. Academic Integrity @ Queen’s New Faculty Orientation August 21st, 2012

  2. Who are we? Academic Integrity Advisor to the Provost Jim Lee jim.lee@queensu.ca Senior Associate to the Provost Charles Sumbler charles.sumbler@queensu.ca

  3. What is Academic Integrity (AI)? The Center for Academic Integrity (CAI) (www.academicintegrity.org)defines academic integrity as “a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals to action.”

  4. Academic Integrity @ Queen’s • Senate policies – Academic Dishonesty (1989) – Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD) Subcommittee on Academic Integrity Report (2006) – Academic Integrity Policy Statement (2006) – Senate Policy on Academic Integrity Procedures (2008) – Senate Policy on Integrity in Research (2009)

  5. Role of Office of the Provost “awareness, education, policies & procedures” • promote ideas about academic integrity (AI) within the Queen’s community • provide tools and information that will help students and faculty in their work • look at methods of introducing AI into the classroom and beyond

  6. AI in the Classroom

  7. AI in the Classroom When planning your course, include how you will introduce and reinforce AI • include an AI statement on your course syllabus and on assignments • Example: Faculty of Arts and Science

  8. AI in the Classroom Do not make assumptions about your students’ level of knowledge in AI; talking about AI in advance saves you time later • discuss the importance and relevance of integrity in your work; share a personal story about integrity/honesty • Think about why students cheat (examples)

  9. AI in the Classroom Discuss the concept and importance of AI with your students; use examples and resources and make it a positive conversation • see our website: www.queensu.ca/academicintegrity • encourage them take advantage of Learning Commons workshops

  10. Learning Skills Workshops Making the Grade - From High School to University Research and Essay Writing Studying for Midterms Learning from Texts - Reading and Remembering Learning from Lectures - Note-making Catch Up/Keep Up - Time Management & Organization Tips Presentation Skills Procrastination Stress Management Test and Exam Anxiety Exam Study Tips Essay and Short Answer Exams Writing Skills Workshops How to Write Your First University Essay Writing Effective Thesis Statements Writing Better Essays I - From Outline to Argument Writing Better Essays II - From First Draft to Final Draft Essentials of Grammar in Academic Writing Essentials of Style in Academic Writing The Perfect Final Draft Using Secondary Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism Essay Structure and Grammar for ESL Students Writing Style Tips for ESL Students Queen’s University Workshop Offerings

  11. When the unfortunate happens…Managing AI Cases

  12. Managing AI Cases 12 course instructor has the ultimate responsibility to handle these matters Queen’s handles AI issues within Faculty/School-based regulations and policies become familiar with the AI procedures used in the Faculty/School in which the course is offered distinction between “finding” and “sanction”

  13. Managing AI Cases • students may appeal the instructor’s finding – in this case, the student’s home Faculty/School will hear the appeal with input from the instructor • in complex cases, matter can be referred to Associate Dean

  14. Heads-up.... • Quality Assurance • Academic Integrity Tutorial • Turnitin

  15. Questions?

  16. Contact Us! Academic Integrity Advisor to the Provost Jim Lee jim.lee@queensu.ca Senior Associate to the Provost Charles Sumbler charles.sumbler@queensu.ca

  17. Sources Academic Integrity @ Queen’s, available from www.queensu.ca/academicintegrity; accessed August 20, 2012 Faculty of Arts and Science (Queen’s University), Academic Integrity, available from http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/academics/undergraduate/academic-integrity/instructors; accessed August 21, 2012 Ryerson Academic Integrity Office, Why Students Cheat, available from http://www.ryerson.ca/academicintegrity/faculty/whycheat/; accessed August 20, 2012 Office of the Provost, American University: Teaching Practices That Promote Academic Integrity and Academic Excellence, 2002, available from http://www.american.edu/academics/integrity/acinteg.teaching%20practices.pdf; accessed August 20, 2012