WCET's 29th Annual Meeting
Academic Integrity Starts with Us (Part 2)

Speaker: Jessica Franson, Distance Learning Coordinator, UW MBA Consortium
Speaker: Julia Lehman Caldwell, Lead Instructional Designer, UW MBA Consortium


To ensure academic integrity in our courses, we must be aware of the tools that are available for students to engage in dishonest conduct. In addition, we should use course design and teaching strategies that have been shown to discourage cheating and increase student learning. In this two-part series on academic integrity, we’ll take a deep dive into online “study sites,” test banks, academic writers, and course takers, and consider how these online tools legitimize the notion of cheating as a service industry. We’ll also share examples from our UW MBA Consortium online courses to explore strategies for designing assessments that discourage cheating. If you have any of the following questions, this series is for you. Are honor codes effective? Should I have an academic integrity policy in my syllabus? In what situation should I use or recommend an originality checker? Could proctoring be the solution to academic integrity issues in my course? Are there certain types of assessments that make cheating more difficult? What are some strategies I could use to detect cheating behaviors?