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ERIC Number: EJ1062842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2161-4210
Assessing Honor Code Effectiveness: Results of a Multipronged Approach from a Five Year Study
Sledge, Sally; Pringle, Pam
Research & Practice in Assessment, v5 p4-12 Win 2010
This paper describes an ongoing study at a small public university to assess student, faculty and alumni perceptions of academic integrity and business ethics. The phases of the research are detailed for application or replication by other institutions of higher education. The study involves anonymous surveys and academic integrity-based interventions to assess the opinions of ethics and the honor code among students and faculty. Alumni were surveyed regarding the impacts of the honor code on their behavior as students and as employees after graduation. The results show that interventions improved familiarity with the honor code and knowledge of academic integrity among students, faculty and alumni. Directions for continued assessments to include the aforementioned groups as well as administrators and staff are given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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