Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity

Please join us in the Mellon Seminar Room for this important webinar, funded by BUILD.

This seminar addresses the different concerns about - and definitions of - originality across the units within higher education institutions; provides a framework of three key types of academic integrity strategies and matches those strategies to the needs of instructors, departments, and institutions; and offers examples of each academic integrity strategy, best practices for each, and practical implementation tips.


* Define originality specifically for the sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

* Customize academic integrity strategies to the discipline taught and level of rigor expected of learners.

* Adopt academic integrity strategies to create and sustain a climate of ethical behavior.


This seminar will benefit faculty members, instructional designers, teaching/learning center staff, and institutional administrators who teach, design, or support higher education courses.


Thomas J. Tobin spent five years as the coordinator of Learning Technologies in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and is now a faculty developer and professional consultant in State College, Pennsylvania. He is an internationally recognized speaker and author on topics related to quality in distance education, especially copyright, evaluation of teaching practice, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning. Since the advent of online courses in higher education in the late 1990s, Tobin’s work has focused on using technology to extend the reach of higher education beyond its traditional audience. He advocates for the educational rights of people with disabilities and people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Tobin serves on the editorial boards of InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, the Journal of Interactive Online Learning, and the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. He co-authored Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices (Wiley, 2015) with Jean Mandernach and Ann H. Taylor. His comic book on copyright entitled The Copyright Ninja: Rise of the Ninja teaches college and university faculty members, support staff, and campus leaders about copyright, fair use, licensing, and permissions.

  • Led by: Dr. Thomas Tobin (State College, Pennsylvania)
  • Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Location: LRC 501
  • Sponsor: BUILD; CAT+FD

Note: The registration for this webinar is being funded by BUILD. Please be certain to register through our system to reserve your spot.

Tags: academic integrity, webinar
Format: seminar
Event ID: 01764

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