Committee on Intellectual Integrity
Minutes of December 2, 2009

Present: Bozak, Garii, Hemphill, Nichols, Pretzat, Pritting

* We've received one personal statement so far, and reminders will need to go out.

* Bozak has been contacted by 3 departments to meet, per our invitation. Bozak will meet with Modern Languages and Philosophy in the next week or so and with Psychology next semester.

* RSVPs are coming in for the webinar [update: we had 22 for the webinar].

* What should the tutorial look like? Using the October 17, 2007 outline as a base, what we'd like to include was discussed. Points raised: "real-world examples" as well as professional organization statements of integrity and personal statements of integrity; a discussion of 'institutional plagiarism'; a revision of the plagiarism discussion portion of the tutorial (Nichols and Garii will tackle this).

We need a revision of the Angel IIP tests, combining the two versions that currently exist. We'll need more questions, a 3:1 ratio for the size of the test bank relative to the questions sampled is suggested. Recall that we want to provide feedback for wrong answers as well as praise for correct answers. If we want about 10 questions presented to students, then we'll need at least 30 questions in the test bank.

A local problem is groupwork in place of individual work on assignments. Pritting will tackle this issue. We also want to address international students. Bozak will contact Gurdeep Skolnik for advice.

Hemphill wondered if any other SUNYs had an online integrity tutorial. If not, perhaps we can offer ours, once completed.

There was extended discussion regarding why some departments do not comply with the campus policy, especially with respect to reporting of misconduct.

Respectfully submitted,

-David Bozak

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