Academic Integrity Inquiry

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Today’s Presenter
Gina Dyson
Associate Director
Student Affairs and Academic Integrity
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Objectives
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Best Practices
Academic Integrity Policy
Using Turnitin for Discussions DEMO
Evaluating an Originality Report
Academic Integrity Inquiry Process
Resources
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Demystify Academic Integrity
• Encourage completion of our Academic Integrity
Tutorial located at the Writing Center
http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/809.htm
• Encourage use of Turnitin Drafts
– 6 drafts in the classroom
– Unlimited drafts at the Writing Center
• Classroom announcement/email
– Encourage citing, paraphrasing and synthesizing
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Academic Integrity Policy
Discussions
• Examine one week’s worth of main posts.
– Submit and examine any individual posts throughout the course that
look concerning
Applications:
• Examine a sampling of originality reports
based on course length
Especially concerning reports should be included
in your random sample
• Doc Studies: Google or Dogpile can help too
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Using Turnitin for
Discussions DEMO
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Evaluating an Originality Report
• References, quotes and 1% matches should already
be excluded
• What’s left?
– Common phrases
– Content that has been borrowed and not
paraphrased/synthesized
• Matches to previously submitted papers
– From Laureate/Walden
– From another university
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Academic Integrity Inquiry Process
• Understand your program’s expectations around teachable
moments and internal warnings
• Once you need to make something formal, send an academic
integrity inquiry letter
– Email Subject: Academic Integrity Inquiry
– Copy your Program Director or their academic integrity designee
– Do not copy Code of Conduct (COC)
• Your PD/designee will work with you to decide sanctions and
will send a formal Findings letter. You and COC will be copied
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Resources and Links
• Academic Integrity Inquiry Template: available in eCampus
• Academic Integrity Tutorial:
– Faculty can access the module in ELMS
– Students can access the module at the Writing Center:
http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/Documents/ScholarlyWriting/Academic_Integrity_Student_04.24.13.swf
• For Turnitin technical support:
• Faculty may contact the Student Support Team: 1-877-7809954, option 1 or Turnitin directly (please do not give this
number to students): 1-866-816-5046 x241.
• Students can contact the Student Support Team for
technical assistance: 1-800-WALDENU.
• [email protected]
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Q&A
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