Presentation on theme: "Ad-Hoc Committee on Academic Integrity 2011 Faculty and Student Survey Results Presented at the UAA Faculty Retreat August 24 th, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Ad-Hoc Committee on Academic Integrity 2011 Faculty and Student Survey Results Presented at the UAA Faculty Retreat August 24 th, 2011
Presentation Outline Survey Methods Perceptions of Academically Dishonest Behavior Academically Dishonest Behavior at UAA Perceptions of Current UAA Policies and Penalties Reporting of Academically Dishonest Behavior Where Students Learn About Academic Integrity Policies at UAA In charts comparing faculty and students: – Students are represented in Blue – Faculty are represented in Red
Faculty Survey: Method Goal was to survey all UAA faculty teaching during Fall 2010 via email – Email listing of all faculty provided by OAA – 158 faculty responded (66% women; 34% men) – Response rate approximately 21% Interpret with caution Results likely don’t represent views of all faculty
UAA Faculty Survey (n=158): Description of Respondents
Student Survey: Method Goal was to survey a random sample of 400-500 students enrolled in GER classes (at all levels) in Spring 2011 using paper-and-pencil survey in class Sampling strategy: – From alphabetical lists of all GER classes (stratified by level), we randomly chose Ten 100-level classes Ten 200-level classes Thirteen 300- or 400-level classes – We eliminated distance-only courses as we could not use same methodology – Contacted each course instructor at end of Fall semester to request time to complete survey during last 20 minutes of class during first few weeks of semester
UAA Student Survey (n=416): Description of Respondents 51%: Women 49%: Men Gender 28%: < 20 years 53%: 20-25 years 12%: 26-30 years 8%: > 30 years Age 21%: First year 24%: Sophomore 26%: Junior 20%: Senior 9%: 5 th year or higher Class Standing 99%: UAA Main campus 1%: Kachemak Bay <1%: Mat-Su Campus Campus 79%: In Alaska 18%: In US, Non-Alaska 2%: Outside US 1%: Military 1%: not HS grad High School 37%: 20+ hours/week 22%: 10-19 hours/week 12%: 1-9 hours/week 29%: not working Work
Faculty (n=158) and Student (n=416) Disciplines
Faculty and Student Perceptions of Academically Dishonest Behavior
Student vs. Faculty Perceptions of Seriousness of Specific Behaviors
Student vs. Faculty Perceptions of Cheating, Reporting of Academic Dishonesty, and Value of Assessment at UAA
How often, if ever, have you seen a student cheat during a test or exam at UAA?
How frequently do you think plagiarism on written assignments occurs at UAA?
How frequently do you think students inappropriately share work in group assignments at UAA?
How frequently do you think students cheat during tests or exams at UAA?
Conclusions Faculty and students hold sharply different perceptions concerning both the seriousness and the frequency of academically dishonest behaviors. Overall, students view most academically dishonest behaviors as less severe than do faculty, and believe they occur less frequently.
Academically Dishonest Behavior at UAA
Self-Reported Frequency of Academically Dishonest Student Behaviors
3 3 2 2 2 1
Cheating in Online Courses
Faculty and Student Perceptions of Current UAA Policies and Penalties
How would you rate the severity of penalties for cheating at UAA?
How would you rate the average student’s understanding of University policies concerning cheating?
How would you rate the faculty’s understanding of these policies?
How would you rate student support of these policies?
How would you rate faculty support of these policies?
How would you rate the effectiveness of these policies?
Faculty and Student Reporting of Academically Dishonest Behavior
If you were convinced, even after discussion with the student, that a student had cheated on a major test or assignment in your course, what would be your most likely reaction? (check all that apply)
Why Faculty Ignore Cheating
Faculty Referral of Cheating for Investigation
What safeguards do faculty employ to reduce cheating in their courses?
Student observation and reporting of academic dishonesty at UAA
Percent of students stating how likely it is that:
If you had committed an act of academic dishonesty in a course, and the following individuals knew about it, how strongly would they react?
Where Students Learn About Academic Integrity Policies at UAA
Student knowledge about academic integrity policies at UAA