Wednesday, October 20, 2010

On My Honor



My colleague, Ashlei, and I were asked to prepare and conduct a one hour student workshop for Academic Integrity Week. We prepared, showed up, and waited. No one showed. This could mean a variety of things, but here are a few suggestions.
  1. Integrity is widespread across our campus and everyone knows it.
  2. A student organization was sponsoring a one time only all you can eat pizza buffet out on the Student Plaza.
  3. Integrity no longer matters - have you seen the evening news?

4 comments:

  1. Kelly,
    How sad....I am afraid it is number three and we are all in trouble....big time!

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  2. Oh my. I am so sorry that this happened, or more to the point did not happen. This speaks volumes for what is going on in our schools and what has happened to our values. It also shines a light on what is going on today in the world of education. How can students care about Academic Integrity when the colleges here and across the country look the other way when cheating has become the order of the day? They know that faculty are pressured to change grades so an athlete can play on Friday night. They see the dumbing down of our schools so students can pass. They say this is an amazing intelligent generation. Be careful because the way things are going, this next generation will not be as well read or as intelligent as their parents or grandparents. In this case students missed a grand opportunity to step up and learn and contribute.

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  3. My two grandsons have just joined the Cub Scouts and I hope they still teach integrity because it is sorely needed in our world today. I hope you ate all the cookies or snacks you brought for them....lol....

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  4. How very disappointing on so many levels!

    Hope you are doing well with all that is going on in your life right now.

    Hugs,
    Karen

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