Date of Award

1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Social Work

First Advisor

Fleming, T.

Keywords

Education, Sociology of.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

An examination of academic misconduct at the University of Windsor was conducted in order to make recommendations for changes to existing policies and procedures. Questionnaires were used to collect data from 339 students and 167 faculty members. And, a process of content analysis was used for a comparison of institutional policies and procedures. The results have indicated that academic misconduct is not being deterred by existing policies. Academic misconduct, though largely undetected, is prevalent at the University of Windsor. This may be partly attributed to the finding that there is some degree of inconsistency in the classifications of academic misconduct by students and faculty members. Students seem to be unaware of actual sanctions for academic misconduct, and faculty members indicated that the current policies are not effective. As well, the procedures used by the University of Windsor are substantially different than the procedures utilized by other academic institutions. Recommendations include revisions to the current policies and procedures that are in effect at the University of Windsor. As well, there is a clear need to educate the members of the University community about academic integrity and academic misconduct.Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1997 .Z82. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 37-01, page: 0050. Adviser: Thomas Fleming. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1997.

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