Beyond Integrity: Why We Cite
When it comes to academic integrity, many instructors and conduct officers focus on deterring and resolving incidents of misconduct. While this is important, merely teaching students what they should not do is insufficient. As educators, we must recognize that the very concept of citation is rarely as intuitive and obvious to our students as it is to us. Thus, we must go beyond demanding compliance with rules to reframe the conversation around the merits of ethical action, both in proactive teaching and in taking a developmental approach to sanctioning misconduct.
This presentation will examine student-centered strategies to help achieve these goals by fostering better collaboration between relevant campus constituencies, addressing common challenges facing concerted integrity initiatives, and taking advantage of the teachable moments intrinsic to resolving academic misconduct.
Assistant Director for Academic Integrity, Kennesaw State University