Plagiarism is a great temptation to students in this digital age, in areas ranging from the purchase of term papers on the internet to improper citing of sources in reports to the inappropriate use of clickers in the classroom. We have explored attitudes about academic integrity among college science students using a survey that was previously published in the business literature (Allen, Fuller, and Luckett 1998). We have also given workshops and developed a number of online resources for students and faculty. From our experiences with both domestic and international students, we believe that we can help them learn to practice academic integrity by combining instruction on the proper use of intellectual property with clear guidelines in preparing course assignments and syllabi.
"A number of studies related to academic dishonesty within the nursing student population have been published; however, little has been written in the nursing literature regarding academic integrity and means of promoting this value. In addition to the many short-term solutions to prevent cheating and dissuade academic misconduct that are offered, solutions that promote long-term affective changes underlying the acquisition of academic integrity are needed. This article provides a context for discussions related to academic integrity, explores issues facing faculty when dealing with this challenge, and offers short-term and long-term strategies for creating environments that foster academic integrity". [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
" The article discusses the views of full-time and part-time college teachers regarding academic integrity at colleges. The authors note how time constraints and commuting may result in different perceptions for part-time teachers and hinder their ability to prevent cheating and plagiarism by students or participate in school dialogue regarding integrity. Questionnaires were distributed to full-time and part-time teachers as well as students. Results of the surveys reveal discrepancies between student and teacher attitudes regarding what qualifies as cheating. Part-time teachers were also more lenient toward the use of notes by students during tests and take-home tests than full-time teachers." (Abstract)
"Psychology students completed a task with reinforcement for successful performance. We tested academic integrity under randomly assigned conditions of check mark acknowledgment of an honor pledge, typed honor pledge, or no pledge. Across all conditions, 14.1% of students inflated their self-reported performance (i.e., cheated). We found no significant differences in the likelihood of cheating under differing honor pledge conditions. Students were more likely to cheat in late semester (20.2% and 16.0%) compared to the early semester condition (9.6%). Our research is important in understanding the frequency and timing of online academic dishonesty." [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
"The article discusses the history on the development of academic integrity movement in postsecondary education in the U.S. The movement arise as a respond to the cheating and misconduct of the students, and address the issue of teaching and learning imperative. Students affairs professional and separate offices are created to handle employee ethics and conflict of interests. Furthermore, the implementation of academic integrity policies and honor codes resulted to conflicts between peer and institutional loyalties." (Abstract)
Questions the role of academic and athletic advisor services in universities and colleges in the U.S. Background on problems with academic integrity in college athletics; Information on graduation rates as good indicator of the academic health of college athletic teams; Kinds of reforms for college athletics.
Books about College Students
The College Fear Factor by Rebecca D. Cox
Call Number: LB 2328 .C77 2009
Publication Date: 2011
Not a book about academic integrity per se, but several Foothill instructors have recommended it as a great insight in to our students.
Books on Plagiarism
Guiding Students from Cheating and Plagiarism to Honesty and Integrity by Ann Lathrop
Call Number: LB3609 .L27 2005
Publication Date: 2005
Stop Plagiarism: A Guide to Understanding and Prevention by Cvetkovic, Vibiana Bowman