Our Cheating Hearts? Changing the Conversation through Academic Integrity Curriculum in First-Year Arts Programs

Title Our Cheating Hearts? Changing the Conversation through Academic Integrity Curriculum in First-Year Arts Programs
Faculty/College/Unit Arts
Status Active
Duration 3 Years
Initiation 04/01/2017
Project Summary

In partnership with the Chapman Learning Commons, this project seeks to revise curricula in Arts First-Year Programs (FYP) to better introduce students to academic integrity and its practices, providing them with the framework for understanding ethical scholarship and how to produce it. It expands on a pilot underway for W2016, the goal of which is to design and implement curricular materials in writing courses taught in the three Faculty of Arts First Year Programs: Arts One, the Coordinated Arts Program (CAP), and WRDS 150. This pilot responds to three areas of concern: 1. The lack of coherence in how UBC Arts students are educated about academic integrity; 2. The typical instructional focus on policies and consequences related to academic dishonesty rather than helping students understand academic integrity and why it matters; and 3. The ubiquity of academic dishonesty, which suggests that existing curricula is ineffective.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 1: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Laurie McNeill
Year 1: Funded Amount 63,002
Year 1: Project Status Active
Year 1: Team Members

Stefania Burk, Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Arts
Christina Hendricks, Professor of Teaching / Chair, Arts One
Brandon Konoval, Instructor I, Arts One
Evan Mauro, 12-month lecturer, CAP
Laila Ferreira, 12-month lecturer, ASRW
Kate Power, Instructor (limited term), ASRW
Jackie Rea, Senior Instructor, Vantage One
Julie Mitchell, Managing Librarian, Chapman Learning Commons / UBC Library
Nicholas Thornton, Learning Commons Coordinator, Chapman Learning Commons
Meghan Aube, Program Manager, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Jason Myers, Faculty Liaison, Arts ISIT / Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology