According to recent research, nearly 75% of undergraduate students cheat during college. Fortunately, JMU’s Honor Council reports numbers far lower than the national averages, but it is clear that such violations are still a problem here. It can be easy to blame the students, their parents, or even higher education writ large. In Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (2013), however, educator James Lang demonstrates that students cheat because their courses provide them with ample incentives to do so.

This Madison Teaching Fellowship will read and discuss Cheating Lessons to explore the phenomenon of cheating and to discover what we, as instructors, can do to create learning environments that disincentivize cheating and instead improve student learning. Participants will receive a copy of the book.

Application deadline, Fri, 16 Sep 2016, 5:00 PM.

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