45-minute Webcast

Beyond Integrity: Why We Cite

Writing X Tech | The Writing Mindset

When it comes to academic integrity, many instructors and conduct officers focus on deterring and resolving incidents of misconduct. While this is important, merely teaching students what they should not do is insufficient. As educators, we must recognize that the very concept of citation is rarely as intuitive and obvious to our students as it is to us. Thus, we must go beyond demanding compliance with rules to reframe the conversation around the merits of ethical action, both in proactive teaching and in taking a developmental approach to sanctioning misconduct.

This presentation will examine student-centered strategies to help achieve these goals by fostering better collaboration between relevant campus constituencies, addressing common challenges facing concerted integrity initiatives, and taking advantage of the teachable moments intrinsic to resolving academic misconduct.


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Michael Goodwin is the Assistant Director for Academic Integrity and alum of Kennesaw State University and has been a member of the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Department since 1999. In addition to overseeing academic integrity initiatives for KSU, he regularly presents best practices in academic misconduct resolution at international and regional conferences and directs the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) Southeast Consortium. In 2015, his efforts and leadership earned him the Waldvogel Exemplar of Integrity Award and earned KSU the Campus of Integrity Award.

Sean Tupa is the Product Marketing Manager for Turnitin. Previously, he had worked in various capacities for the College Board, including the roles of Director of Research for the Digital Solutions department and as a Director with the Innovation & Concept Development team. In these positions he conducted research projects, focus groups and surveys with both students and educators to help identify challenges and solutions in the world of education. Sean received his Bachelors degree in Philosophy and History from Hiram College.

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