Virtual Symposium on Academic Integrity, Renewing the Legitimacy of Learning, October 21–22, 2021

Renewing the Legitimacy of Learning: A Symposium on Academic Integrity

October 21, 2021 to October 22, 2021
Online, 11:00am–5:30 p.m., ET each day

Free for AAC&U members; $199 for non-members

 

Many campuses are reporting significant spikes in honor code violations, which are often two, three, or even four times as frequent compared to previous semesters. Recent articles in Forbes, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal have chronicled the rapid acceleration of cheating, the scope of which threatens the integrity of higher education and the value of the college degree. To examine the scope of the challenge and to provide clear guidance for addressing it, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) are co-hosting "Renewing the Legitimacy of Learning: A Symposium on Academic Integrity." Bringing together the voices and experiences of students, faculty, and administrators, this virtual symposium will explore ideas for teaching faculty, considerations for campus IT leaders, and recommendations for honor system participants. Attendees will come away with a clear understanding of the current challenge to academic integrity as well as practical strategies for addressing it within their own institutional contexts.
 

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AGENDA

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

11:00 - 11:15 EST

Welcome and Understanding the Concern

  • Kate McConnell, Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation, AAC&U
  • C. Edward Watson, Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation, AAC&U

 

11:15 - 12:15 p.m. EST

Faculty Panel: Observations from the Trenches

Moderator:

  • Kate McConnell, Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation, AAC&U

Panelists (all confirmed):

  • Lisa Yount, Professor, Philosophy, Savannah State University
  • Frank Vahid, Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, Univ. of California, Riverside
  • Michael Young, Assoc. Dean of General Education, Interdisciplinary Studies and Honors, Salt Lake Community College

 

12:45 - 2:00 p.m. EST

Student Panel: The Student Lived Experience

Moderator:

  • Camilla Roberts, Director of the Honor and Integrity System, Kansas State University

Panelists:

  • Kaley Collins, University of Arkansas
  • Amy DeLaet, Western Governors University
  • Lauren Dock, Kansas State University
  • Michele Grimmett, Western Governors University
  • Eric Mejia, Western Governors University
  • Brooks Nichols, Kansas State University

 

2:30 - 3:45 p.m. EST

Action Research on Academic Integrity: A Look Back and the Road Ahead

Moderator:

  • Douglas Harrison, Vice President and Dean, School of Cybersecurity and Information Technology, University of Maryland Global Campus

Panelists:

  • David Retinger, Professor of Psychological Sciences and Director of Academic Integrity Programs, University of Mary Washington
  • Tricia Bertram Gallant, Director, Academic Integrity Office, UC San Diego
  • Jen Simonds, AVP for Academic integrity and Accountability, University of Maryland Global Campus

 

4:15 - 5:30 p.m. EST

Technology and the New Cheating Economy

Moderator:

  • C. Edward Watson, Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation, AAC&U

Panelists:

  • Maureen O’Brien, Vice President, Evaluation Operations, Western Governors University
  • Evan Lowry, Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel and Compliance, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Allan Gyorke, Chief Academic Technology Officer, University of Miami
  • Douglas Harrison, Vice President and Dean, School of Cybersecurity and Information Technology, University of Maryland Global Campus

 

Friday, October 22, 2021

11:00 - 12:15 p.m. EST

Perspectives from Senior Leaders

Moderator:

  • Lynn Pasquerella, President, AAC&U

Panelists:

  • Jose Bowen, Former President, Goucher College
  • Micheal Crafton, Professor Emeritus and Former Provost, University of West Georgia
  • Mary Papazian, President, San José State University
  • Lenore Rodicio, Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute College Excellence Program

 

12:45 - 2:00 p.m. EST

Recommendations from Honor System Campus Leaders

Moderator:

  • Camilla Roberts, Director of the Honor and Integrity System, Kansas State University

Panelists:

  • Chris Bryson, Executive Director, Office of Academic Initiatives and Integrity, University of Arkansas
  • Kara Latoplski, Director for Academic Integrity, Virginia Tech
  • James Orr, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Strategic Enrollment, University of Memphis
  • Timothy Powers, Director, Aggie Honor System Office, Texas A&M University

 

2:30 - 3:45 p.m. EST

Instructional and Assessment Strategies That Discourage Cheating

Moderator:

  • C. Edward Watson, Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation, AAC&U

Panelists:

  • Joe Brown, Director, Academic Integrity Program, Colorado State University
  • Regan A. R. Gurung, Associate Vice Provost & Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Oregon State University
  • Bethany L. Miller, Director of Institutional Research, Macalester College
  • Carla Vecchiola, Lecturer IV in History & Director, Hub for Teaching & Learning Resources, University of Michigan-Dearborn

 

4:15 - 5:30 p.m. EST

Next Steps: Call to Action

Moderator:

  • David Harris, Editor-in-Chief, OpenStax

Panelists:

  • Douglas Harrison, Vice President and Dean, School of Cybersecurity and Information Technology, University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Kate McConnell, Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation, AAC&U
  • Camilla Roberts, Director of the Honor and Integrity System, Kansas State University
  • C. Edward Watson, Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation, AAC&U