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ERIC Number: ED503488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 186
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8711-7380-5
To Be Honest: Championing Academic Integrity in Community Colleges
Bleeker, Karen Clos
Community College Press (NJ3)
Academic dishonesty is not new, but recent research reviews and the media indicate that its prevalence is on the rise and that it erodes public confidence in academia. Such loss can be ill afforded at at time when the costs of education are increasing, and both federal and public funding are decreasing. The author discusses: (1) What is academic dishonesty and why does it happen? (2) What are its effects, and why must they be addressed? (3) How prevalent is it? and (4) What has been done to address it, and what else should or can be done? Positive and negative examples are provided, and resources and recommendations are included to help community colleges take measures to ensure academic integrity on their campuses. Chapters include: (1) Academic Dishonesty and the Community College: Putting the Problem in Perspective; (2) Defining Academic Dishonesty and Assessing Its Prevalence; (3) Perceptions of Students and Faculty; (4) Strategies for Promoting a Culture of Integrity; and (5) Promoting Academic Integrity: Four Success Stories. Two appendixes are included: (1) Bill Taylor's Letter to Students About Academic Integrity; and (2) Oakton Community College Statement on Academic Integrity. An index is included. (Contains 14 tables.)
Community College Press. Available from American Association of Community Colleges. One Dupont Circle NW Suite 410, Washington, DC 20015. Tel: 202-728-0200; Fax: 202-833-2467; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A