Promoting academic integrity in higher education

Author(s) : Boehm, Pamela J.; Justice, Madeline; Weeks, Sandy

Imprint : 2009

Collation : p. 45-61

Series : The Community College Enterprise, Vol.15, No 1

The purpose of the study is to identify best practice initiatives that contribute to academic integrity and reduce scholastic dishonesty in higher education. Chief academic affairs officers (CAOs) or provosts at four year public and private colleges/universities and community colleges in the United States were surveyed. Four initiatives were found to be significant in reducing scholastic dishonesty: (a) faculty training (b) effective classroom management strategies, (c) clear definitions and examples of cheating and (d) placing an "XF" on official transcripts of students found cheating. Significant differences were found between private institutions and community colleges in two initiatives: (a) encouragement of more collaboration on homework and (b) effective classroom management strategies. 

  • Academic fraud, Cheating, Diagnostic tools / surveys, Educational management, University administration, Examinations and diplomas, Integrity, Students, Student behaviour, University staff, Higher education, Private education
  • Americas and the Caribbean