Workshop on Assessment and Student Learning
November 19, 2010
Judy Young (Director, Composition Program) discussed assessment and instructional strategies to improve academic integrity in writing and Britt McGowan (Pace Library) provided information about instructional strategies and assignments that will develop student skills in information literacy components that promote academic integrity and good authorship practices.
According to the ACRL Information Literacy Standard #5: The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.
Information literacy performance indicators and outcomes that relate to academic integrity are:
Sample Information Literacy Resources & Assignments that promote academic integrity:
UWF Libraries’ Plagiarism Tutorial
This tutorial may be assigned to your students and they may forward their results to you. Most ENC1101 students are assigned this quiz, and all Academic Foundations Seminar (SLS1109) courses are assigned this quiz. Still, some transfer students may benefit if this quiz is assigned in other courses.
Exercise on Citation and Paraphrase (PDF), from Judy Hunter, Grinnell College
Ron Belter and Athena du Pré created an exercise on academic integrity and an honor code pledge that can be implemented as a module in an online course.
Academic Integrity Exercise and Honor Code (Belter du Pre) (PDF)
Ron Belter and Athena du Pré also provide the text they include on their syllabi regarding academic integrity.
Syllabus Expert Re Academic Integrity (Belter du Pre) (PDF)
Belter, R. W., & du Pré, A. (2009). A strategy to reduce plagiarism in an undergraduate course. Teaching of Psychology, 36, 257-261. DOI: 10.1080/00986280903173165
Strategy to Reduce Plagiarism Article (Belter du Pre 2009) (PDF)
Claudia Stanny created an assignment on the evaluation of the quality of paraphrases in which students are provided with the source text and one or more narratives describing the content of the source text. These narratives vary in the quality of authorship practices employed (plagiarism, mosaic plagiarism, appropriate paraphrasing). Students are asked to evaluate the quality of each passage as a paraphrase.
Paraphrasing Assignment (Stanny) (PDF)
Access and Use Information Ethically and Legally Rubric , from RAILS (Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy)
Claudia Stanny created a test of writing and authorship practices. Items described fourteen scenarios in which an individual makes a decision about the use of published resources or another student’s paper. Students are asked to indicate whether the behaviors described are acceptable, questionable, or unacceptable as good authorship practices. This test can be used as the basis for a class discussion or as an assessment of authorship practices.
Writing Authorship Practices Test (Stanny) (PDF)
AAC&U VALUE Rubrics
AAC&U has developed rubrics for integrity/values and information literacy. These learning outcomes are frequently included as program learning outcomes for General Education and undergraduate programs.
You may download a copy of these rubrics from the AAC&U website.
AAC&U will ask you to enter an email address and complete a brief questionnaire before accessing the rubrics site.
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