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Strategies for Student Integrity
Factors that promote or discourage student integrity are investigated. Some pressures promoting cheating are personal to the student, but faculty members have control over factors in their courses. Several course, program and institutional strategies are evaluated. Criteria for evaluation include whether the strategy improves learning, reduces student stress, and promoted honesty. Alternatives for honor codes are discussed. Effective strategies are likely to be those that promote student self-image, improve student skill, and reduce pressures on performance. This analysis focuses more on engineering-type assignments such as homework problems than essay assignments more likely discussed elsewhere.