At an institutional level, a culture of integrity exists at the roots of the organization as a foundational element.
Create a Culture of Academic Integrity
Building such a culture requires action and commitment at the top, bottom, and throughout an organization. Promoting the fundamental values of academic integrity in education requires balancing high standards of integrity with the educational mission, as well as compassion and concern.
Faculty and staff can adapt these institutional strategies within individual classrooms, departments, or other academic units to drive change vertically and laterally. Wholesale culture change is challenging and occurs slowly over time. Successful culture change requires patience and the ongoing involvement of students, faculty, staff, administration, institutions and society at large.Source: International Center for Academic Integrity (2014). The Fundamentals of Academic Integrity. Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) https://academicintegrity.org/images/pdfs/20019_ICAI-Fundamental-Values_R12.pdf
Detecting Contract Cheating: Discovery Interviews
Some types of academic misconduct, such as contract cheating, can be difficult to detect. If you have suspicions about a submitted assessment, engaging the student in a conversation about their assessment can be helpful to understand your suspicions. This resource provides tips for documenting the discovery interview and examples of questions you may ask to gain clarification.
Get tips for documenting the discovery interview and examples of discovery interview questions.
The Academic Integrity Task Force Duties and Responsibilities
Student Research: Conduct research on the student experience, such as students’ prior understanding of academic integrity, student motivations for academic misconduct, and student support needs to avoid academic misconduct.
Education Campaign: Identify and provide academic integrity professional development, training, and resources for students, faculty, and staff with an emphasis on reframing the issue in accordance to current best practice as part of a college-wide campaign.
Policy Revision: As Policy 8618 (Cheating and Plagiarism) is due for review, the Task Force will review the existing policy and make recommendations about how the policy could be improved. Recommendations will be provided to the Policy Review Committee.
A Community of Practice – Principles & Characteristics