Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity: An Introduction

In this workshop students learn about the concepts of academic integrity and sources of academic dishonesty. They are exposed to the variety of forms academic dishonesty takes.


Lesson Plan

I. Students begin with an icebreaker to break down barriers and encourage free conversation

II. Student are given a brief presentation on academic integrity, types of dishonesty and instructions for the activity. We will explain to them the process by which most institutions process and deal with claims of dishonesty.

III. Students are then broken into small groups of 3 to 5 and given a series of scenarios and a standpoint. Each prompt will have two groups with oppositional standpoints, one in favor and one opposed. Those in favor will argue why the scenario IS an example of academic dishonesty and identify what type it is. Those in opposition will argue that it is NOT academic dishonesty. 

IV. Once students have developed their arguments each set of groups will give 1) their conclusion, 2) arguments that support their conclusion, and 3) a closing statement given after both groups have presented 1 and 2.

V. The groups of their peers (the other students) will then vote on what they believe the outcome should be (guilty/not guilty).

VI. Once all student groups have gone and been voted on the workshop concludes with a discussion about academic integrity and how to act with it.

Academic Integrity: The AI Age

This workshops invites students to learn about technologies essential for navigating academic in a rapidly innovating society through the lens of academic integrity.

Lesson Plan

Supplies - participants will need access to a computing device with wireless connectivity (ex. Chromebook).

I. Participants will be seated for the start of the workshop and the presenter will introduce themselves and then use a PowerPoint to reintroduce the concept of Academic Integrity.

Activity 1: Participants are broken into groups of 3 to 6 and assigned a Jamboard to right ideas on. They will on the virtual whiteboard answer the question: Define Academic Integrity, think about what words you would use to describe someone who has integrity.

Participants will reconvene and share out the conclusions of their group.

II. Participants once reseated after breaking into groups will be given the chance to discuss Academic Integrity and reflect on the definition given.

III. The presenter will then revisit Academic Dishonesty, be asked for examples and then break apart back to their groups for Activity 2.

Activity 2: Participants will use Google Scholar. They will start by electing a speaker to discuss out their findings. They will then work collaboratively to select one thing they learn from exploring the search engine about academic dishonesty that will be the focus of this share out. 

IV. After sharing out the topic changes to discuss AI, defining it and reflecting on what purposes it has.

Activity 3: As a group Chat GPT will be used to demonstrate how such AI can be used to gather information about topics.

V. Participants will then discuss how they can use innovative technologies to help with their acadmic persuits and how they can find the line between that and academic dishonesty.

VI. Conclusion: Innovation and improving technologies provide learners with a plethora of ways to learn and while the line can be blurry it is important to keep integrity in mind during all academic persuits.