Title: Academic Integrity in the Online Environment
Our teaching and learning goals can only be accomplished in environments in which academic integrity values are upheld. Join your colleagues for an interactive session where we will engage with a case study focused on our students’ academic practices. Explore together the gray areas of academic integrity. Academic integrity resources will be made available for further exploration.
Jacalyn Kremer, Dean of the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, has focused her work on promoting academic integrity initiatives and working collaboratively with faculty to explore the complex issues of academic honesty. She led a team of librarians in developing open source online academic integrity tutorials that were recognized with Fairfield University’s President’s Innovation Award.
Connie Strittmatter, Public Services Librarian and author of the 2016 book Teaching Plagiarism Prevention to College Students: An Ethics-Based Approach.
Nicole Chelonis, Director of Digital Learning in GCE. When working with faculty to build online courses, Nicole focuses on integrating pedagogical best practices with thoughtful applications of educational technology to help create an engaging environment for deep learning.
Every member of the university community is expected to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity. A student shall not submit work that is falsified or is not the result of the student’s own effort. A student who is in doubt regarding standards of academic integrity in a course or assignment should consult the faculty member responsible for that course or assignment before submitting the work. A student’s lack of understanding of the academic integrity policy is not a valid defense to a charge of academic dishonesty.
A student’s name on any written or creative exercise (e.g., examination, report, thesis, theme, laboratory report, computer program, artistic production, etc.), or in association with an oral presentation, declares that the work is the result of that student’s own thought and study. Any work that the student declares as his or her own shall be stated in the student’s own words and produced without the assistance of others. Students must make clear through accurate citations when they make use of other sources. Talking during an examination, or possession or use of unauthorized materials or equipment during an examination constitutes an infringement of the academic integrity policy. Aiding and abetting academic dishonesty also constitutes a violation of the academic integrity policy.
Unless permission is received in advance from the faculty member in charge of the course involved, a student may not submit, in identical or similar form, work for one course that has been used to fulfill any academic requirement in another course at Fitchburg State University or any other institution. A student who perceives the possibility of overlapping assignments in courses should consult with the appropriate faculty members before presuming that a single effort will fulfill requirements of both courses. Students should consult course syllabi for additional guidance on matters of academic integrity.