Present: Bozak, Chambers, Jalife, LeBlanc, Shaffer
* Our meetings will start at 8:05am from now on to ensure that the room is
open when folks arrive.
* Bozak distributed info on mandatory online integrity tutorials at
Georgetown and Ryerson. See
* This would be a good summer project - put together a tutorial that we can
make available to all students as an educational experience. We could encourage
first year advisors and/or preceptor instructors to have students take the
tutorial and ultimately move towards a mandatory tutorial to be completed
before beginning classes. There is a module in the library called Good Learning
versus Plagiarism. Barbara will share the URL. There is also the SLN module
that Susan Camp was involved with. We shouldn't invent the wheel but
incorporate what we find that is good.
* Bozak also distributed updates on data. One document shows the
demographics of the students completing the survey versus the actual campus
demographics (class, gender, major, GPA). Also provided was a crosstabs
breaking down four questions by class, so that we can look at data without the
influence of over-represented freshmen. Also presented was a comparison of data
from the Student Opinion Survey from S'03 and S'06 which shows 75%+ of
responses that cheating has been observed.
* How to summarize our data? Well, we have a significant and ongoing
problem. It doesn't particularly differ from the national data. It does provide
objective information that a serious problem exists.
* Next we should look at differences in perception between students and
faculty over what constitutes cheating, and how serious different types of
* It would be good to have a content analysis done for the student
open-ended responses. Perhaps there is a psych major who would be interested.
Michael thinks there might be a CPS grad student who could take this on.
* There was report of good feedback on the guidelines document we prepared
* There was discussion that there will be a number of open meetings to get
faculty to talk about graduation learning outcomes. We should work to ensure
that integrity is part of the final mix of outcomes, or we will be
marginalized. we need a statement of an outcome and a means of measuring it
that we can put on the table. Michael has volunteered to take a first pass at
something. Pass along comments to him either directly or via our mailing list.
Bozak noted that moral development was seen as important in the recent Mission
Review II document and he will pass along that statement and URL.
* Our next meeting is March 7, 2007, 8:05 am, 711 Culkin.