Meeting Set in Charlottesville
Duke And U.Va. To Bring Together Scholars, Students And University
Leaders For Discussion Of Academic Integrity
August 29, 2002--
a business student who cuts and pastes material from an Internet
paper mill one day become a corrupt CEO who cooks his company’s
Or will a group
of biology students who fabricate data in the lab later fudge their
results when trying to get a drug to market?
of ethical dilemmas -- and possible ways to stave them off, such
as strengthening university honor codes -- will be among the many
academic integrity issues to be examined during a three-day conference
in early October at the University of Virginia.
sponsored by the Center for Academic Integrity based at Duke University,
will involve noted scholars, student affairs administrators and
other university officials from across the country. Mike Adams,
a former Kansas City, Kan., high school principal who resigned when
the school board did not support a teacher’s decision to hold
28 students accountable for plagiarism, will deliver the conference’s
opening address at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.
data in research with live patients, embezzlement, lying, cheating
and stealing, insider trading and countless other recent examples
of widespread failures in integrity plague our society today,”
said Diane Waryold, CAI’s executive director. “So when
students collaborate with fellow classmates on an assignment when
they’re not authorized to do so, the question then becomes,
‘Do you believe that these behaviors can transform into real-world
behaviors?’ A conference to examine these types of issues
could not come at a more appropriate time.”
titled “Integrity: A Timeless Ethical Principle for the Contemporary
Academy,” runs from Oct. 4-6 and is open to the public. The
conference is being co-sponsored by the University of Virginia,
whose honor system surrvived a tremendous challenge as a result
of last year’s incidents of computer cheating.
A complete schedule
and registration information can be found at http://www.academicintegrity.org/2002_Conference/schedule.asp.
More information about the CAI, which is affiliated with Duke’s
Kenan Institute for Ethics, can be found at http://www.academicintegrity.org/.
Keith Lawrene, Duke, (919) 681-8059 or Nicole Eramo, U.Va. (434)