Faculty Publications

Document Type

Conference

Journal/Book/Conference Title Title

2017 Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Annual International Conference, Dallas, TX

Abstract

Students and faculty at a mid-sized masters comprehensive university completed a survey regarding their perceptions of student cheating and other academic misbehavior. A total of 656 student surveys (22%) and 303 faculty surveys (35%) were analyzed to determine the perceived prevalence of cheating across campus, which behaviors are considered cheating, and how wrong they are perceived to be. Results demonstrated less consensus among faculty than expected on which misbehaviors violate the academic ethics policy as well as considerable variation in the perceived frequency that the policy violations occur, for both students and faculty. Increased education about plagiarism and cheating is needed across campus as well as potential policy revisions and greater awareness of normative academic behavior.

Department

Department of Social Work

Department

Center for Academic Ethics

Comments

Poster presentation given at the 2017 Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Annual International Conference, Dallas, TX.

Original Publication Date

2-2017

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Copyright

©2017 Anita M. Gordon, Helen C. Harton, and Emma Welch

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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