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KATE THOMAS, US HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCE AND ELIZABETH BUCHANAN, ETHICS CENTER Academic Integrity and Rigor at UW Stout.

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1 KATE THOMAS, US HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCE AND ELIZABETH BUCHANAN, ETHICS CENTER Academic Integrity and Rigor at UW Stout

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3 Academic Integrity and Teaching: The Significance Personal experiences Professional experiences

4 Statistics on Bad Behaviors Fabrication and falsification of data (Nature, 2010 study) Plagiarism: Many types  Intentional  Unintentional Cheating  “Research about cheating among college students has shown the following to be the primary reasons for cheating: Campus norm; No honor code; Penalties not severe; Faculty support of academic integrity policies is low; Little chance of being caught”

5 What Is Academic Integrity? UW Stout is an institutional member of the CAI. The Center for Academic Integrity defines academic integrity as a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values:  honesty  trust  fairness  respect  responsibility

6 Here at Stout… Problems:  Lack of communication  Differing vocabularies  Differing lenses  Infrastructure gaps, duplicative initiatives Working Group  Advisement Center  Center for Applied Ethics  Dean of Students Office  Faculty & Academic Staff  Nakatani Teaching & Learning Center  University Library  Writing Center

7 Promoting A Positive Culture On your syllabi and in class: This course uses a web-based service Turnitin.com with D2L dropboxes to reveal plagiarism and academic misconduct. All files uploaded to the course D2L dropboxes will be submitted to Turnitin. To preserve their privacy, all students have the right to remove their names from papers before uploading to a drop box. In addition to using TII, the professors will also use other standard verification measures if necessary to uphold standards of academic integrity, eg, online searches, meeting with the student and verbal verification of the ideas in the file. If you have any questions about academic misconduct, please review Stout’s policy in your orientation materials or at If you have other questions about ethics and academic integrity, please visit the Ethics Center: Library Workshops Advising Center for Applied Ethics Programs Turnitin possibilities expanding—ways to use it progressively and positively Future Possibilities?  University Honor Code


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