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ERIC Number: ED529441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 134
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1246-4969-6
Teaching Assistants and Academic Dishonesty: Lessons Learned
Seals, John Michael
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Arkansas
This study surveyed the preparation for, attitudes towards, and experiences with academic dishonesty among Teaching Assistants (TAs) at the University of Arkansas. Of the population of 470 TAs, this study included 184 responses for a response rate of 39.1%. The survey included two instruments created by the researcher. The first assessed TAs' satisfaction with the quality of their training in four areas: what constitutes academic dishonesty, how to detect academic dishonesty, strategies for prevention, and the process for reporting academic dishonesty. The second instrument assessed TAs' attitudes about the seriousness of cheating, how frequently students cheat, their ability to influence cheating, and the importance of addressing cheating. The survey also collected demographic data and information on TAs' experiences with academic dishonesty in the classroom. The major findings of the study were: (a) TAs were more satisfied with their informal training than their formal training; (b) a large percentage of TAs have failed to address cheating incidents; (c) there are conflicting attitudes towards issues of academic dishonesty; and (d) nearly a quarter of respondents received no formal training in at least one of the areas surveyed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas