Committee on Intellectual Integrity
Minutes of November 15, 2006

Present: Bozak, Chambers, Jalife, Kay, LeBlanc, Moore, Murphy, Santos, Shaffer

* McCabe has sent the survey data, in an SPPS .sav file. Bozak should be able to dig into the data with SPSS by next
week. We do want to be able to pull out responses from seniors, for example, since freshmen seem over-represented.
Send along any ideas you have for questions that might be answered by looking more deeply into the data.

* Our next meeting on December 6 is the last for the semester.

* Our primary task for this and the next meeting is to discuss what the results of the survey tell us about integrity on
campus. The provost has asked for suggestions for topics to be covered at the January chairs retreat and Bozak
suggested a presentation on the results of the survey. Thus, we need to talk about the major points that this data makes.
The advantage of presenting in January is that it reaches the chairs in all divisions. Chairs can then take back the
presentation to their departments for discussion.

* Reports on the survey should be given to Faculty Assembly and Student Assembly. Open meetings to present and
discuss the survey's results should take place during the college hour slot and also at alternative times that would allow
adjunct faculty to attend and participate. Graduate students could be invited to these meetings via the gradaute studies
coordinators in each department.

* We often talk about educating faculty/students of our policies but perhaps in many cases the issue is one of awareness.
If we are to "spread the word" of our policies and resources, we shouldn't reinvent the documents we have. We'll need to
discuss what we would distribute - pointers to our web site, at a minimum.

* Jalife, LeBlanc and Bozak can notify chairs of the integrity website, and encourage them to share that with their faculty
(full and part-time). We can encourage them to send along suggestions for additions/changes/improvements to the site.

* The deans should also remind faculty through chairs before each semester starts to include a comment on integrity in
their syllabus.

* Santos has an undergraduate student who works with the judicial affairs office who might serve as an undergraduate
representative to this group. The student might be willing to read the survey data (especially the comments) and give us an
undergraduate student's take on what the survey results mean.

* Case studies were suggested as a means of provoking good discussion over dealing with incidents of dishonesty. These
could be given to faculty to use in class to prompt discussion. They could be used at the open meetings to promote
discussion. We could place them on our website and provide the ability for people to post their ideas, responses, etc., as
a dynamic dialog.

* More ideas for the "Tips" section of faculty resources: "top 10 tips" for preventative teaching to minimize cheating and
how to create cheat-proof (ok, cheat-resistant) assignments.

Our next meeting is December 6, 2006 at 8am in 711 Culkin.

Respectfully submitted,

David Bozak

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