Combat Academic Dishonesty & Create a Culture of Integrity in Virtual & In-person Classrooms
You and your staff will hear from our expert presenter – University Dean of Students at the University of Virginia’s Dr. Allen Groves – who works closely with the University of Virginia’s student-run, 145-year-old honor code. He breaks down everything you need to know to establish or manage a code designed to maintain institutional values of integrity, trust and honesty, including in the virtual (online) classroom necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
You’ll review everything you must consider related to establishing or managing a system for addressing allegations of plagiarism, theft and other forms of dishonesty including:
- The composition of any jury panel
- Procedures to be followed to ensure appropriate due process
- Standard of proof to be applied
- Rights of appeal
- Whether students may be represented by legal counsel in proceedings
- The scope of jurisdiction for the system
- The limitations period within which actions may be brought
- Whether or not to employ a single or multiple sanction system
- Whether or not to employ other optional procedures short of trial to resolve an allegation
- Training/orientation of students and faculty on the system
- Strategies for obtaining community buy-in to the system
Challenge your students to maintain a culture of integrity and a community of trust, despite the decrease in honesty and respect nationwide. You’ll improve your campus community overall – and graduate students with values that put your institution’s mission into action.
As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Evaluate and assess the strengths and weaknesses of the procedures currently used by your institution to address cases alleging plagiarism, unauthorized peer collaboration, use of online resources in a “virtual” exam and other forms of academic dishonesty — establish or manage an honor code system to ensure you are maintaining your institution’s values of integrity, trust and honesty.
- Determine the appropriate scope of cases your institution wants to handle under an honor system – ensure due process from investigation, hearing and sanctioning processes by creating a seamless system that ensures students’ rights are protected.
- Assess the respective merits of a single sanction and multiple sanction honor system and the standard of proof required to impose such sanctions – combat academic dishonesty, theft and other forms of dishonesty by creating a campus climate that embraces integrity and a strong moral compass.
- Determine how to address cases in which a student asserts the impact of a psychological or other medical condition as a defense.
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a student-run system versus a system staffed by faculty and staff – once determined, obtain community buy-in to foster support, adherence and trust.
- Create a community-wide honor code training program for faculty and students – improve overall campus community behavioral standards.
Allen Groves has served as Associate Vice President and Dean of Students at the University of Virginia since August 2007.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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