Strategies for Student Integrity

Alan S. Hoback

Proceedings of the 2019 ASEE North Central Section Conference of ASEE, Vol. 2019, Issue 3C, pgs. 1-10, 2019/03/22.


Factors that promote or discourage student integrity are investigated. Some factors promoting cheating are personal to the student, but instructors have control over many factors related to their courses. Several course, program and institutional strategies are evaluated. Criteria for evaluation include whether the strategy improves learning, reduces student stress, and promotes honesty. Alternatives for honor codes are discussed. Effective strategies are likely to be those that promote student self-image, improve student skill, and reduce pressure to perform. This analysis focuses more on engineering-type assignments such as homework problems than on essay assignments more likely discussed elsewhere.

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