Business Faculty Perceptions, and Enforcement of Academic Integrity Policies at a Liberal Arts University
Author(s)Raynor, Timothy James.
Keywordsacademic dishonesty, Cheating
Universities and colleges--Faculty--Attitudes; Cheating (Education)
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AbstractThe primary purpose of this research was to study the difference of perceptions and beliefs as well as level of enforcement of the institution’s honor code/code of conduct between full time and part time College of Business faculty at a private mid-Atlantic university. The objective was to develop a better understanding of faculty perceptions, faculty beliefs, and factors that influence faculty behavior to either take action or inaction with regard to the institution’s academic integrity policies. The research examined material on academic integrity/honor codes in higher education, faculty enforcement of honor codes, faculty perceptions of honor codes, perceptions of full time vs. part time faculty of the higher education experience, higher education leadership, honor codes in business degree programs, student course evaluations, and faculty reactions to student course evaluations. This research study concluded that an overwhelming majority of full time and part time faculty at the College of Business did not ignore academic dishonesty and enforced the university’s honor code. Furthermore, the research determined that, in general, full time and part time faculty perceptions regarding academic integrity were similar.