To: The OSU Community

From: Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President

April 12, 2019

Academic Integrity Symposium

May 10, 2019

Memorial Union and online

The digital environment of higher education makes it a challenge to know how students are engaging in academic dishonesty. Join your colleagues to learn simple, practical, and effective strategies you can start using right away to reduce the amount of academic misconduct at Oregon State.

Sessions held in the Horizon Room will be available as a live webinar. When registering for the symposium, please select the webinar option and sign up for the webinar through WebEx.

Who should attend: Professors, instructors, graduate teaching assistants.

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7:45 – 8:15 a.m.

Registration and hot breakfast buffet


8:15 – 8:25 a.m.

Welcome greeting by Dr. Steph Bernell, Associate Dean, Graduate School


8:25 – 9:05 a.m.

Academic Integrity Panel Discussion


The panelists will discuss how course design, targeted communication, and utilization of technology can reduce academic misconduct in the classroom. Audience questions and curiosities are encouraged.


9:05 – 9:50 a.m.  

Keynote address:  Academic integrity: Is what students believe different from what they do?

Dr. Kim Kirkland, Executive Director of Equal Opportunity and Access, and Title IX Coordinator, Oregon State University


10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Breakout session 1 (Horizon Room, Multipurpose Room)


Cheating in Plain Sight - In this session, you will learn how students misuse online tools and how to prevent them from doing so in your class.


Designing Your Course to Enhance Academic Integrity - Course design can prevent academic misconduct and at the same time improve academic integrity. (webinar)


10:55 – 11:40 a.m.

Breakout session 2 (Horizon Room, Multipurpose Room)


Employing Best Practices in the Design of Writing Assignments - By employing best practices in the design of writing assignments, faculty can greatly reduce plagiarism in the classrooms.


Why Students Cheat and Strategies for Prevention - Oregon State students will present research on the factors that determine why students cheat. (webinar)


11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   

Closing remarks by Dr. Alix Gitelman, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education


Symposium organizers

  • ASOSU Office of Advocacy
  • Student Conduct and Community Standards
  • The Graduate School
  • Office of International Services
  • Office of Undergraduate Education

For accommodations related to a disability please contact by May 3.