(82g) Ten Years in the Trenches: An Updated Suite of Scenario-Based Academic Integrity Videos

Melvin, A., Louisiana State University
Bullard, L. G., North Carolina State University
Academic integrity in the classroom has always been a concern, but the methods and opportunities for students to take shortcuts have increased dramatically in recent years with advances in technology. In the past faculty members worried about students’ copying each other’s homework or looking over someone else’s shoulder during an exam. However, the introduction of solution sharing websites and smart phones has provided students with numerous opportunities to get unauthorized aid on homework, exams, projects, and lab reports. In response, the authors developed a suite of scenario-based academic integrity videos ten years ago which were effective for a time, but have become outdated in recent years. Moreover, the scenario-based videos were limited in scope to a single course in a single engineering discipline, which restricted their overall utility across the curriculum. This presentation will outline the design and show examples of a new suite of scenario-based videos updated to address new challenges facing course instructors. The videos feature six segments consisting of eight to twelve separate scenes dealing with academic integrity issues using online resources, peer resources, instructor resources, computer problems, reports/projects, and exams. The authors worked closely with a group of undergraduate students to develop the content and utilized these students as both writers for the script and actors in the video. All of the scenarios were modified to reference examples in calculus, chemistry, and physics courses to make them more widely applicable across a broader range of science and engineering disciplines. The videos are all open source and can be accessed through an unsearchable YouTube page to allow dissemination to any instructor who chooses to utilize them. We will also offer suggestions on how to utilize the videos along with additional academic integrity-related resources, such as syllabus language, a reflection assignment, and an assignment cover sheet to supplement the message in the videos.