Move From “I Caught You" To "I Taught You” - Creating A Culture Of Academic Integrity
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Tuesday, March 28 ~ 1:00-2:00pm (Eastern)
Challenge - Creating a culture of academic honesty
This webinar is based on empirical studies that show the majority of academic-integrity issues reported by colleges and universities have less to do with purposeful cheating (although it does occur) than with "crimes of opportunity." Students who feel that they have run out of time on assignment, who feel that they must obtain a certain score on a test to stay in their program, or who perceive course outcomes as not meaningful for their professional practice—these are the students who are tempted to take shortcuts, and they are the students you are most likely to be able to reach through the use of simple strategies for creating a culture of academic honesty.
Research tells us that academic integrity is an issue best addressed on the "front end," through communication and culture building, rather than on the "back end," after dishonest conduct has occurred. You will learn core strategies to implement that make academic dishonesty less likely to happen in the first place.
This webinar addresses the different concerns about—and definitions of —“originality” across the units within higher-education institutions; provides a framework of three key types of academic-integrity strategies and matches those strategies to the needs of instructors, departments, and institutions; and offers examples of each academic-integrity strategy, best practices for each, and practical implementation tips.
Faculty members utilize many tactics to help ensure that the work their students perform is conducted under rigorous conditions, and is created by or carried out by the students themselves. Especially with the rise of online learning, academic integrity has created a business model, with companies like Turnitin offering to compare student submissions against large databases of previous student work.
A lot of campuses, though, are finding that the big-database approach to academic integrity isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution (Lancaster & Culwin, 2007). That’s because there are various definitions of “originality” across the units of higher-education institutions.
Faculty members can undertake several specific actions to foster academic integrity across campus and in their courses. This webinar will share concrete practices you can use tomorrow to communicate expectations clearly for ethical conduct, which is much more effective than it is to have to catch cheaters after the fact.
Moving from “I caught you” to “I taught you” involves more than just sending student work to a database, but it’s worth the effort to understand originality regarding the expectations of the various disciplines across your campus.
This webinar is based on best practices gleaned from more than 25 years of classroom and online teaching in higher education, as well as research into the most effective methods for creating a climate of academic integrity on campus. The theoretical framework is my own, developed to help match academic-integrity techniques (database-submission, sanction statements, and the like) with specific types of assessments (papers, exams, projects, portfolio and group work).
- Define originality specifically for the sciences, humanities, and social sciences
- Customize academic-integrity strategies to the discipline taught and level of rigor expected of learners
- Adopt academic-integrity strategies to create and sustain a climate of ethical behavior
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Faculty (full and part-time)
- Dean of Instruction
- Department Chairs
- Student Code Of Conduct Officers
- Student Life Directors
- First-Year Experience Coordinators
- Summer Bridge Coordinators
- Orientation Directors
- Any educator interested in promoting academic integrity on campus
“Academic integrity is often perceived as a task of catching cheaters. While that’s part of it, we can deter more dishonest behavior by asking a few core questions about what we teach and what we expect from our students.”
Thomas J. Tobin is a founding member of the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Mentoring (CTLM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an internationally recognized scholar, author, and speaker on quality in technology-mediated education, especially copyright, evaluation of teaching practice, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning.
Before his work with the CTLM, Tobin spent four years as the Program Area Director for Distance Teaching & Learning on the UW-Madison Learning Design, Development, & Innovation (LDDI) team, and served five years as the Coordinator of Learning Technologies in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Northeastern Illinois University.
Since the advent of online courses in higher education in the late 1990s, Tom’s work has focused on using technology to extend the reach of higher education beyond its traditional audience. He advocates for the educational rights of people with disabilities and people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
He holds master's and Ph.D. degrees in English literature, a master’s degree in information science, a professional project management certification, a master online teacher certification, the Quality Matters reviewer certification, the Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) certification, and he recently completed the Academic Leadership Academy from Penn State (he tells his nieces and nephews that he is in 44th Grade).
Tom serves on the editorial boards of InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching and the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. He was named to Ed Tech Magazine’s 2020 “Dean’s List” of Educational Technology Influencers, and was honored with the 2022 Wagner Award for Outstanding Leadership in Distance Learning Administration.
His books include
- Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices (2015) with Jean Mandernach and Ann H. Taylor.
- The Copyright Ninja (2017).
- Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018) with Kirsten Behling.
- Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers (2020) with Katie Linder and Kevin Kelly.
- UDL for FET Practitioners: Guidance for Implementing Universal Design for Learning in Irish Further Education and Training (2021) with Ann Heelan and Dara Ryder.
Tom was also proud to represent the United States on a Spring 2018 Fulbright Scholar fellowship, under which he helped Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary to develop its first faculty-development program, and he provided workshops and training to twelve other colleges, universities, and military programs throughout Hungary.
Find him on Twitter @ThomasJTobin, and at thomasjtobin.com.
Bio current as of March 2023
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