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ERIC Number: ED479133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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The Proposed UCSD Academic Integrity Tutorial Pilot Project: A Formative Evaluation.
Fricker, Beth Ann; Armstrong, William; Carty, Heidi
To promote academic integrity among students, a committee of faculty and administrators at the University of California, San Diego, developed a tutorial or instructional module designed to educate users about what constitutes academic integrity and how to recognize practices that may be indicative of plagiarism or academic dishonesty. The tutorial used a series of examples of activities and behaviors that illustrated possible violations of academic honesty. Students were given a quiz at the end of each module in the tutorial. A pilot of the tutorial was given to 35 students in the spring 2003 quarter. Overall, participants appeared satisfied with the tutorial program and its format. The majority of the participants rated the quality of the program as excellent or good. However, 91.4% of the participants states that they learned "little" or "some" from the tutorial, and only 25.7% agreed that new information was presented to them. Followup with participating students should establish the reasons for this discrepancy. Students were also asked to provide suggestions to improve the tutorial, and these will be considered in the design of a revised version. Findings suggest that with a few modifications, the tutorial can be used to encourage academic integrity at the university. (Contains 9 figures and 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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