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1 The Case of the Keystroke Logger Presented by Michael Votava, Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development February 21, 2014

2 Outline How UAA Defines Academic Misconduct Statistics, Trends, and Research Examples of Academic Dishonesty Cases at UAA that occur in Online Classes or Using Technology Intervention Prevention

3 Student Code of Conduct 1 Plagiarizing Aiding and Abetting Assisting Another Student without Instructor’s Permission Acting as or Utilizing a Substitute Cheating Utilizing Unauthorized Materials Submitting Work Done in Previous Classes Possession of Exam Materials

4 Student Code of Conduct 1 Falsifying Deceiving Faculty Members Fabricating or Misrepresenting Data Altering Grades on Own or Another Student’s Work Bribing Violating Professional Standards

5 Violations – FY07 to FY13

6 FY13 Cases

7 Types of Cases

8 Motivation What is the #1 reason that students report they commit academic misconduct?

9 Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Integrity Study in 2011 Survey of UAA Faculty – 151 Responses In Class Version of Survey to Students in Carefully Selected Sample of Classes – 416 Responses View Handouts

10 Faculty Senate Study Findings % of students who have taken online courses who admit to this type of cheating 15% - looked up information on the Internet when not permitted 13% - used notes or books on a closed-book online exam 11% - collaborated on an online exam when not permitted 7 % - received unauthorized help from someone on online exam

11 Academic Dishonesty in Online Courses Plagiarism

12 Academic Dishonesty Using Technology Test Banks Located Online Nursing Test on Anchorage Campus Business Course at Kodiak College Keystroke Logger Used to Get Faculty Credentials Use of Iphones During Exams Sharing CAD Files / Computer Code Files Memorizing Wikipedia Entries Paper Writing Services

13 Submitting a Report Any University student, faculty or staff member may submit a report to the Dean of Students Office. Reports may be submitted online through the Dean of Students Office website. Faculty are not obligated to report academic misconduct. If the Dean of Students Office receives a report, we will conduct a preliminary investigation and call the faculty member of record.

14 Receipt of the Report When you submit a report, you have three choices: Submit for notation purposes. Submit for consultation. Submit for review through the student disciplinary process. All allegations of academic dishonesty are reviewed by the Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development (and hopefully very soon, a group of trained faculty members)

15 Student Conduct Process Student has a hearing either in person, over the phone, or at another UA campus. If responsible, student is assigned sanctions according to UAA sanctioning guidelines: Punitive: Warning, Disciplinary Probation, Suspension Educational: Academic Integrity Tutorial, Paper, Meeting, Activity Student must complete sanctions. Student may appeal to Associate Dean of Students. Outcome shared with faculty member.

16 Academic Affairs Process Faculty member makes a determination; talking with the student is encouraged, but not required. Decide on an academic action: Let student redo the assignment. Give full credit for assignment. Award partial credit for assignment. Give no credit for assignment. Give no credit for the class. Student may appeal his/her final grade. Protect yourself: Don’t drop students. Don’t assign sanctions.

17 Dean of Students Office Website Student Conduct Process Report Form Academic Actions UAA Sanctioning Guidelines Contact Information

18 FERPA Student records are private. Students have the right to view their records and read the report that you have submitted. If a record contains information about more than one student, the record belongs to both students.

19 Other Laws Copyright Act TEACH Act Digital Millenium Copyright Act Visit UAA Copyright webpage. Visit UAS Copyright webpage.

20 Prevention - Expectations Include expectations in your syllabus. Explain why academic integrity is important. Identify consequences for academic dishonesty.

21 Prevention – Online Exams Designing Tests Draw questions from a test bank. Rotate answers on multiple choice questions. Time the tests. out unique passwords to each exam. Google your test questions. Ask short-answer questions. Use browser locking. Proctor exams. Monitor test data.

22 Prevention - Papers Utilize a writing process. Have them submit a bibliography, outline, and rough draft. Have students write about their own personal experiences in papers. Check the file properties. Utilize Safe Assign in Blackboard. Follow up with students and ask them to expand on aspects of what they have written.

23 Prevention – General Strategies Use several different types of assessment throughout the course. Conduct smaller specific assessments rather than larger comprehensive assessments. Engage students to get a sense of their abilities.

24 Questions?


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