Proposed Phase II Initiatives (Phase
I initiatives will continue)
Envisioning Integrity (EI) Educator Training
EI Educators will be undergraduate and graduate students who will act
as program ambassadors in residence halls, student organizations,
graduate schools, and the University Community. They will receive
training from business and education graduate students, as well as EI
program staff to deliver information and insight into matters of ethics
and integrity. They will be responsible for Dorm Talks, Roundtable
Discussions, First Year Orientation, and outreach to the University's
Once per semester, EI Educators will visit each of the First-Year
residence halls to discuss moral and ethical issues in the University
Community. Such discussions will focus on ethical decision-making,
practical dilemmas, and life within and beyond the University
experience. EI will work closely with Residence
Life to facilitate these discussions.
Three times per semester, EI Educators and/or EI staff will facilitate
open forums (brown bag lunches) to discuss salient ethical issues
facing the University Community. Topics will be selected based on
community interest (e.g., plagiarism, racism, student self-governance,
etc). These roundtables will be well advertised and will allow students
to engage in open dialogue regarding the role of integrity at U.Va.
Twice per semester, EI will host the screening of a film that focuses
on ethical/moral issues. The screening will be preceded by a brief
lecture/introduction by a speaker and/or faculty member. At the
conclusion of the film, there will be an opportunity for discussion and
EI Educators/staff will participate in Summer Orientation. They will
introduce parents and students to the University's role in educating
students in matters of ethics and integrity. EI will work closely with
of Orientation and the Honor Committee to facilitate a program that
complement's the Committee's discussion of the Honor System.
At least once per semester, EI will co-host a dinner forum with a
graduate school (e.g. Darden School, Curry School,
etc.). The dinner forum will consist of a speaker (preferably a member
of the faculty) and discussion related to ethics in a particular field.
Teaching Resource Center (TRC) Seminar
Once per semester, EI and the Teaching Resource Center will co-host a seminar
focusing on the practical application of honor and ethics in research
and teaching. Seminar topics might include plagiarism, cheating,
student/faculty relationships, etc.
Once per semester, EI and the Faculty
Senate will co-sponsor an open forum in which the faculty may
discuss important ethical issues in academic affairs. The forum may
serve as a roundtable of sorts geared to promote dialogue among faculty
from different disciplines. The emphasis will not be on the Honor
System, but rather integrity as a concept.
Proposed Initiatives for Phase III