Ad-Hoc Committee on Academic Integrity 2011 Faculty and Student Survey Results • Presented at the UAA Faculty Retreat • August 24th, 2011
Presentation Outline • Survey Methods • Perceptions of Academically Dishonest Behavior • Academically Dishonest Behavior at UAA • Perceptions of Current UAA Policies and Penalties • Reporting of Academically Dishonest Behavior • Where Students Learn About Academic Integrity Policies at UAA • In charts comparing faculty and students: • Students are represented in Blue • Faculty are represented in Red
Faculty Survey: Method • Goal was to survey all UAA faculty teaching during Fall 2010 via email • Email listing of all faculty provided by OAA • 158 faculty responded (66% women; 34% men) • Response rate approximately 21% • Interpret with caution • Results likely don’t represent views of all faculty
Student Survey: Method • Goal was to survey a random sample of 400-500 students enrolled in GER classes (at all levels) in Spring 2011 using paper-and-pencil survey in class • Sampling strategy: • From alphabetical lists of all GER classes (stratified by level), we randomly chose • Ten 100-level classes • Ten 200-level classes • Thirteen 300- or 400-level classes • We eliminated distance-only courses as we could not use same methodology • Contacted each course instructor at end of Fall semester to request time to complete survey during last 20 minutes of class during first few weeks of semester
Student vs. Faculty Perceptions of Cheating, Reporting of Academic Dishonesty, and Value of Assessment at UAA
How often, if ever, have you seen a student cheat during a test or exam at UAA?
How frequently do you think plagiarism on written assignments occurs at UAA?
How frequently do you think students inappropriately share work in group assignments at UAA?
Self-Reported Frequency of Academically Dishonest Student Behaviors 3 3 2 2 1 2
How would you rate the average student’s understanding of University policies concerning cheating?
If you were convinced, even after discussion with the student, that a student had cheated on a major test or assignment in your course, what would be your most likely reaction? (check all that apply)
What safeguards do faculty employ to reduce cheating in their courses?
If you had committed an act of academic dishonesty in a course, and the following individuals knew about it, how strongly would they react?