Academic Dishonesty

An Educator's Guide

By Bernard E. Whitley, Jr., Patricia Keith-Spiegel

© 2001 – Psychology Press

184 pages

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pub: 2001-12-01
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About the Book

This book, written by two nationally renowned scholars in the area of ethics in higher education, is intended to help teachers and administrators understand and handle problems of academic dishonesty. Chock-full of practical advice, the book is divided into three parts. Part I reviews the existing published literature about academic dishonesty among college and university students and how faculty members respond to the problem. Part II presents practical advice designed to help college and university instructors and administrators deal proactively and effectively with academic dishonesty. Part III considers the broader question of academic integrity as a system-wide issue within institutions of higher education.


"The authors successfully collaborate to provide a useful description of academic integrity as a goal to be achieved through a deliberate process….Sage advice is given in regard to the importance of following institutional policy and procedure as a means of avoiding legal challenges….This book is highly recommended as a solid academic reference for student affairs practitioners who teach and for those who consult with faculty interested in classroom management issues and ways of promoting integrity in the classroom."

Journal of College Student Development

Table of Contents

Preface. Part 1. Definitions, Incidence, Research, and Theory. Academic Dishonesty: The Enemy Within Our Gates. Academic Dishonesty: What Is It and Why Do Students Engage in It? Part 2. Applications. Fostering Academic Integrity in the Classroom. Preventing and Detecting Academic Dishonesty. Confronting and Dealing With Academic Dishonesty. Part 3. Academic Integrity as an Institutional Issue. What Institutions Can Do.

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PSYCHOLOGY / Education & Training