Agenda

 

Conference Agenda

 

 

Monday, October 27, 2014

 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Conference Registration & Check-In Open
KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Dr. NW, Kennesaw, GA
Location: Fountain Area, Outside Room 300

 

Continental Breakfast*

Location: Conference Room 300*

 

10:00 - 10:50

Session 1

Location: Conference Room 300
Speakers: Dr. Charles Shieh
Title: Academic Integrity on a Virtual Campus
Synopsis: While technology has changed the way that classes may be delivered in higher education, one thing that must not be changed is the academic integrity of these classes, which impacts the overall reputation of the university or college. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss today’s challenges of maintaining academic integrity, which institutions of higher education must confront during this digital age. As more and more online courses are offered at most of the universities and colleges, traditional values of academic integrity must be maintained. The values of academic integrity on a virtual campus are as important as those on any physical campus setting. In the presentation, specific challenges of enhancing academic integrity on a virtual campus are identified. Solutions to each of the identified challenges are suggested. The evolution of online teaching and learning in the past decade, along with the evolution of the technologies adapted to ensure the effectiveness of online teaching and learning, are also discussed. Recommendations are provided to ensure that academic integrity on a virtual campus can be maintained through the vast changes of the digital age.

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Session 2

Location: Conference Room 300
Speakers: Ms. Katie B. Stinnett & Mr. Trevor A. Knoblauch
Title: The New Technologies of Academic Dishonesty
Synopsis: This session will provide an update on current trends in academic dishonesty. The focus will be on new technologies students are using in the real world and bringing into the classroom to circumvent the academic integrity policy. The presenters will discuss how to prevent and discourage academic integrity violations and specifically how to deal with the new technologies.

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Session 3 & Lunch*
Location: Conference Room 300
Keynote Speaker:   Dr. Jim Lancaster

Title: The Journey of Discovery
Synopsis: For all of us, the search for personal and professional integrity is a journey of discovery. We greet fellow travelers along the road of our journey often merely saying “hello” and moving on, never thinking of them again. But in some of these meetings, we find individuals who help to inform who we become; who have a seminal influence on our lives. Yet, we seldom take the time to consider those meetings and how that interaction has made such a difference in our authorship of self. This talk is about the speaker’s journey and the friends he has met along the way who made such a difference in his view of integrity."

 

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Session 4
Location: Conference Room 300
Speakers: Dr. Beth Kirsner and Dr. Dorothy Marsil
Title: Plagiarism: Identifying Conceptions and Correcting Misconceptions
Synopsis: The purpose of this workshop is to address definitions of plagiarism, conceptions and misconceptions, and the consequences of this behavior. Definitions of plagiarism differ widely among students, faculty, researchers, and institutions. They have varying conceptions of how to address plagiarism, including both its avoidance and its consequences. These conceptions include differences between intended versus unintended plagiarism. The process of teaching/learning to avoid plagiarism and determining consequences for failure to do so likely evokes anxiety in students and faculty alike. By addressing misconceptions about plagiarism, we hope to help faculty and administrators effectively address this problem. Please come prepared to discuss the student misconceptions that you have encountered and how your concept of plagiarism has evolved over time.

 

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Session 5
Location: Conference Room 300
Speakers: Mr. Michael A. Goodwin
Title: Running Successful Disciplinary Conferences
Synopsis: This session covers the academic misconduct policies at Kennesaw State University and introduces the new code of conduct language that will be used following consolidation with Southern Polytechnic. However, the session will primarily showcase and explain KSU's resolution system for incidents of academic misconduct and explain the strengths of this developmental approach.

 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Session 6

Location: Conference Room 300
Speakers: Dr. James Orr
Title: Developing an Institutional Framework for Cultivating a Culture of Academic Integrity

Synopsis: Cultivating a culture of honesty and integrity requires and institutional wide effort. Campus units must partner together in order to ensure effective policy and procedures, a message that focuses on educating students, and campus wide programming that makes academic integrity part of the culture. This session will present strategies that campuses can use to create a culture in which academic integrity can become part of what it means to be a member of the university community.

 

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                     

Conference Registration & Check-In Open
KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Dr. NW, Kennesaw, GA
Location: Fountain Area, Outside Room 300

 

Continental Breakfast*

Location: Conference Room 300*

 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.                     

Session 7
Location: Conference Room 300
Speakers: Dr. Dorothy Marsil and Dr. Beth Kirsner
Title: Understanding and Using Turnitin: Practical Applications for Faculty
Synopsis: The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the effective use of Turnitin. The software program, Turnitin, is the most commonly used originality checker in use by universities. In many schools, Turnitin has been seamlessly integrated into the schools' Learning Management Systems. In this workshop, we will explain how to interpret originality reports and whether and when to permit students to view them. We will provide information on how to use the valuable time-saving mechanisms for grading and providing feedback, as well as peer review. Additionally, we will facilitate a discussion about barriers to using Turnitin for both faculty and students, including features that cannot be accessed from within the Learn Management Systems. Finally, we will address the limitations of Turnitin. A list of resources for self-study will be provided to attendees."

 

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.                     

Brunch/Lunch*
Location: Conference Room 300

 

11:45 – 12:45 p.m.                     

Session 8
Location: Conference Room 300
Speakers: Mr. Daniel Farr
Title: Developing an Institutional Framework for Cultivating a Culture of Academic Integrity

Synopsis: As students transition into higher education from the high school environment (or from Community Colleges to University settings) a great deal of mentoring must continue to facilitate their success. Through this process I have learned to not only provide examples and discuss issues of academic integrity, but seek to also model appropriate behaviors in the process. One of the particularly challenges I face as an instructor are the various myths and misunderstandings reported by students--including what qualifies as plagiarism, the potentially inappropriate role of collaboration, submitting work for credit in multiple courses, and general guidelines of cheating. Confronting these misunderstandings must occur on multiple levels--clearly policy statements in course documents/syllabus, linking students to campus resources, and consistent enforcement of policy.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.                     

Session 9
Location: Conference Room 300
Speakers:   Mr. Joe Rainwater-Cummings

Title: The One Year Challenge: Pioneering New Ways to Develop Student Engagement/ Integrity
Synopsis: Mr. Rainwater-Cummings takes you on his one year journey through academic integrity issues he experienced while working for "the second most hated office, after parking services" on campus. The talk is not about student frustration but ways to manage student involvement and develop academic integrity in populations that do not see the value in the process. Honesty is contagious and it just takes one infected member to bring change to an office.

 

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.                     

Session 10
Location: Conference Room 300
Speakers:  Dr. Teddi Fishman

Title: Framing Academic Integrity Work as a Catalyst for Change
Synopsis: As Kenneth Burke noted, the words we use to describe things have enormous implications not only for shaping our opinions but also for influencing what we are able to see and what, instead, gets “deflected” or goes “under the radar” (Burke, Terministic Screens) . In this presentation, Dr. Fishman, Director of the International Center for Academic Integrity will suggest ways to look at academic integrity issues through proactive and educative lenses rather than reactive ones. Interaction is highly encouraged.

 

 

* Breakfast on both days, lunch on the first day and brunch on the second day are included in the cost of registration.