How Do I Discuss Academic Integrity During the First Class?
All faculty members have students who cheat in their classrooms. Should our primary response to classroom cheating be prevention, punishment, or indifference? With 11 pages of supplementals, we explain how a developmental approach can ensure that all your students stay on the track to ethical academic success.
How to Handle Student Cheating and Dishonesty
You all have students who cheat in you classroom.
Should your primary response to classroom cheating be:
- Or Indifference?
In this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, Gary Pavela, J.D., of the University of Maryland, explores the recommended option of prevention for dealing with the thorny problem of academic dishonesty as it relates to classroom management. He provides targeted solutions you can use as each semester begins.
As part of a developmental approach, you will learn:
- How you can take charge on the very first day of class to develop an appropriate atmosphere of academic integrity for all students and maintain it throughout your entire course
- The single best way for you to promote academic integrity
- The importance of having a clear, strong commitment to classroom ethics
- How effective teachers promote a climate of trust in the classroom
- The role of competency-based learning in preventing cheating
- The relationship between student engagement and academic integrity
At the conclusion of this professional development program, you will:
- Understand why reusing your old exams is a big mistake
- Have effective strategies for discouraging cheating on assignments
- Know the 20-60-20 Theory of cheating
- Appreciate the benefits of classroom honor codes
Supplemental materials: 11 pages including
- Research on cheating in high school and college
- Research supporting the use of classroom honor codes
- A focus on academic integrity and cultural diversity
- The development of moral qualities;
- Perspectives on the breakdown of trust in modern life
- Religious views on honesty and ethics, and more.
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Gary Pavela, J.D., is a Fellow of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the 2012 recipient of the "William A. Kaplin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy Scholarship" awarded by the Stetson University College of Law.
He teaches in the honors programs at the University of Maryland and at Syracuse University; was a faculty member for the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C (the training arm of the United States Courts); served on the Board of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University; and is a past president of the National Center for Academic Integrity.
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