7 Ways Online Faculty Can Promote Academic Integrity

Teddi Fishman, director of the International Center for Academic Integrity at Clemson University, advocates an instructional design/community-building approach to academic integrity rather than an adversarial approach. Her stint as a police officer informs this stance. As radar gun companies introduced improved speed enforcement tools, the latest radar detectors (often produced by the same companies) rendered such improvements ineffective. ďI learned that you canít out-tech people, and you donít want to get into that situation. You donít want to have that arms race. Certainly some security measures are going to be necessary, but donít get into the habit of relying on technology to establish a climate of integrity, because it can have adverse effects. Nobody wants to feel like theyíre being watched all the time.Ē

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