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Fri 22 Mar 2024 16:10 - 16:35 at Meeting Rooms B110-112 - Testing and Academic Integrity Chair(s): Kim Titus

In contrast with studies that have identified why students commit academic offenses, many educators are familiar with the excuse that an accused student did not know the behavior counted as dishonest. Given the variations in policy and the ways collaboration and code sharing occur in professional and hobbyist spaces, this might be plausible. Mismatches between student’s conception of academic honesty and course policy can have major consequences, from being kicked out of programs to being too nervous to study with peers. In this work, we investigate what students understand about academic integrity in computer science courses and if there are differences based on university, country, demographic, or online versus in-person courses. We present a study that surveys undergraduate computer science students (N = 1,011) at three universities (Australia, Canada, and the United States of America). The results show that all three institutions take academic integrity seriously and their students are aware of its importance, but confusion on what is covered under the policies is common. Interestingly, the results also show that course instructors play a huge role as to what students perceive to be a violation of the academic integrity policy at their institution. By understanding student’s perspectives on academic integrity, educators can better develop policies and practices that reduce inadvertent and mistaken violations of academic integrity policies.

Fri 22 Mar

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15:45 - 17:00
Testing and Academic IntegrityPapers at Meeting Rooms B110-112
Chair(s): Kim Titus North Carolina State University
15:45
25m
Talk
Comparing the Security of Three Proctoring Regimens for Bring-Your-Own-Device Exams
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Rishi Gulati University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Matthew West University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , Craig Zilles University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mariana Silva University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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16:10
25m
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"I didn't know": Examining Student Understanding of Academic Dishonesty in Computer ScienceGlobal
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Michael Liut University of Toronto Mississauga, Anna Ly University of Toronto Mississauga, Jessica Jia-Ni Xu University of Toronto, Justice Banson Western Washington University, Paul Vrbik The University of Queensland, Caroline Hardin Western Washington University
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16:35
25m
Talk
One Solution to Addressing Assessment Logistical Problems: An experience setting up and operating an in-person testing center
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Kelly Downey UC Riverside, Kris Miller University of California, Riverside, Mariana Silva University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Craig Zilles University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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