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International Students and Academic Integrity, Nov 15, 2 pm, Webinar

The Center for Global Education & Diversity invites academic advisors, professors, admissions and all other interested faculty, staff and administration to attend a webinar presented by Paperclip communications, Your International Students & Academic Integrity:Educate and Combat Cheating and Plagiarism in Your Classrooms.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
2:00 pm-3:30pm
Savitz Lounge
If you have any questions, please contact Georgia Costalas at x7854 or email: Georgia.costalas@wilkes.edu. 


Your International Students & Academic Integrity:
Educate and Combat Cheating and Plagiarism in Your Classrooms

Tuesday, November 15th • 2-3:30 pm (ET)


Are your international students cheating? Public universities in the U.S. recorded 5.1 reports of alleged cheating for every 100 international students, versus 1 report per 100 domestic students, according to a report that ran in the Wall Street Journal earlier this year. Over 800,000 international students are now enrolled at colleges and universities in the U.S How can teachers and administrators help those students better understand and meet academic integrity expectations on your campus?

     Join us on November 15, 2016 and our expert presenters, Dr. Gary Pavela — partner and senior tutor for the Academic Integrity Seminar and a New York Times deemed "authority on academic ethics" — and Jeff Stefancic — Associate Dean of Students and Director for the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at Purdue University — will review strategies to communicate and provide guidance on academic integrity policies to international students, tools for ensuring comprehension of policies, how to involve peers in the educational process, and more.

     You'll also receive a discussion guide from the Academic Integrity Seminar prior to the webinar so you can prepare questions for an extended Q&A portion of the webinar.

 Participation Outcomes

As a result of this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Verify English-language skills prior to enrollment and help students enhance those skills after they arrive.
  • Provide supplementary guidance on campus resources (such as writing centers) and emphasize that "successful students ask for clarification and assistance."    
  • Encourage personal contact and mentoring by faculty members.
  • Foster guidance by peers, including international students serving on academic integrity hearing panels.
  • Issue "timely reminders" about academic integrity policies and expectations.
  • Use "syllabus quizzes" to determine if students are reading and understanding academic integrity policies described there.
  • Identify academic dishonesty as a breach of trust with teachers and fellow students.
  • Emphasize the self-inflicted harm done to learning and acquisition of needed skills when students engage in academic dishonesty.
  • Candidly inform students about the reputational risks associated with a finding of academic dishonesty.