Committee on Intellectual Integrity
Minutes of November 28, 2007

 

Present: Bozak, Kay, Knowles, Nichols, Shaffer

* Minutes of November 14 were reviewed.

* Gerry Oliver, International Education, says he'd be "tickled to give the web site contribution a kick at the can."

* The NSSE was discussed. The question was raised as to when it will be next administered. Bozak checked with Institutional Research and learned that both the NSSE and the FSSE will be administered during the Spring 2008 semester.

* The discussion over the pledge continued, reviewing the interactions with classes. Bozak also presented to an OLS preceptor class and it was discussed there, too. Students expressed concerns that the pledges were either too specific or not specific enough, coming down in support more in line with the "not specific enough" is good school of thought. Too prescriptive sounds too legalistic and too paternalistic.

"On my honor" was roundly condemned by the women in Helen's class as being too Girl Scout-like.

The contribution (edited) by Helen's students:

"As a member of the SUNY Oswego community, I will maintain the highest standards of honesty, intellectual integrity, and personal responsibility."

was viewed as a good compromise. Barbara noted that this pledge was HIP (Honesty, Intellectual integrity, Personal responsibility). Even the notion of fitting it on a pen was solved by simply printing the HIP

* Barbara and Jim shared the American Library Association Code of Ethics, reminding us of our homework to find our discipline's code of ethics and submitting the URL along with a personal reflection on the code for use in our educational website (under construction).

* Bozak will update the Provost with two memos on the pledge and the AAC&U Core Values pledge. He will also present this along with the results of the integrity survey to the Provost AAC meeting next week.

Respectfully submitted,

-David Bozak

 Last Updated: 11/29/07