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ERIC Number: ED558319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 167
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3032-4818-4
Faculty Attitudes and Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty at a Career College
Lane, Iris
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Walden University
Academic dishonesty in postsecondary education can often transfer to dishonesty in the workplace. Dishonest behavior by students undermines the integrity of the entire institution, including its faculty. The purpose of this study was to explore faculty perceptions of goal orientation and its impact on student cheating behavior, faculty experiences of academic dishonesty in their career college classroom, and the impact of an honor code on academic dishonesty. These explorations employed a qualitative case study approach supported by a constructivist philosophical paradigm. A case study design was employed to allow the examination of academic dishonesty and points of view from faculty members at this college campus during the 2012 summer quarter. Interviews were conducted with 4 faculty and journal data were obtained from 4 other faculty. Purposeful sampling was used to identify faculty subjects based on criteria including years of teaching experience and the academic discipline in which faculty taught. Data were coded and analyzed using a combination of inductive and interpretive analysis. Findings indicated that faculty perceived goal orientation as a reason for academic dishonesty, and that faculty members did not clearly understand their role in preventing and addressing student cheating. Recommendations included offering professional development for faculty that focuses on how to recognize cheating and best practices for handling academic dishonesty incidents. Providing faculty and administrators with guidelines and interventions for addressing academic dishonesty will accomplish social change. Faculty training will lead to improved student social behavior that will ultimately enhance the academic and work environment. [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; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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