Academic Integrity Week

Academic Integrity Week

2016 Schedule (More Events to be Added)

The 5th annual Academic Integrity Week is scheduled for September 19-23, 2016. This event promotes conducting research, writing, and teaching with integrity.

Academic Integrity Week is co-sponsored by the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Office of Graduate Studies, the Office of Research and Economic Development, UNL Libraries, and the Robert J. Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics.


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    Monday, September 19

    Coming Soon!!

  • Tuesday, September 20

    11 – 1 PM, Love Library South, Rm. 221 PetersonOrganizing your Articles—Citation Management Tools: RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote Presented by Research & Instructional Services Team, UNL Libraries

    Need help managing your research? Start the semester off right and explore some tools that will help you organize your articles, and format the in-text citations and bibliography for your papers. Bring your laptop and our experts will provide an overview of the tools and also help you set-up your account in the tool that you prefer to use- RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley or Endnote.

    11 – 1 PM, Adele Learning Commons, Love Library North --drop-in sessionsAvoiding Accidental Plagiarism—Online tools for StudentsProfs. Signe Boudreau & Anna Wigtil, UNL Libraries

    Concerned about citing sources and avoiding accidental plagiarism? Come talk to a librarian about using SafeAssign and Turnitin to check your papers.

  • Wednesday, September 21

    11:30-12:30 PM, Nebraska Union--Room Regency ASafe Assign, Turnitin, Vericite: Online Tools for Academic HonestyPresented by Profs. Signe Boudreau & Anna Wigtil, UNL Libraries

    Maintaining academic integrity is a vital skill students of all levels should understand and the UNL Libraries are here to help both students and faculty in the pursuit of maintaining academic honesty. Associate Professor Signe Boudreau and Research Specialist Anna Wigtil will provide an introduction to SafeAssign, Turnitin and Vericite, three online tools that help students learn the importance of original writing, how to prevent plagiarism and how to properly cite sources.

    noon - 1:30 PM, Gaughan Multicultural CenterDiversity Training: Understanding Microaggressions and PrivilegePresented by Lawrence Chambers, Nebraska Athletics and Counseling Psychology

    Join us for a discussion of microaggressions, which partly draws on Chatters’s research as a scholar in Counseling Psychology. Chatters will also involve the group in activities to help participants better understand the complexities of privilege and its expression in the classroom and beyond.

    1 - 2PM, Love Library South 224 Witt Rm.Publishing: What Authors Ought to KnowPresented by Profs. Paul Royster, Sue Gardner, Linnea Fredrickson, UNL Libraries

    Months or years of research, long nights of writing and revising, weeks of waiting for a decision – you just want to sign whatever and get it over with! But down the road, what will that mean? Have you just signed away all your rights for the rest of your life, or are there alternatives? Come and listen and discuss.

  • Thursday, September 22

    11:00 – 1:00 PM, Love Library South, Rm. 221 PetersonOrganizing your Articles—Citation Management Tools: RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote Presented by Research & Instructional Services Team, UNL Libraries

    Need help managing your research? Start the semester off right and explore some tools that will help you organize your articles, and format the in-text citations and bibliography for your papers. Bring your laptop and our experts will provide an overview of the tools and also help you set-up your account in the tool that you prefer to use- RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley or Endnote.

    11:00 – 1:00 PM, Adele Learning Commons, Love Library North --drop-in sessionsAvoiding Accidental Plagiarism—Online tools for StudentsProfs. Signe Boudreau & Anna Wigtil, UNL Libraries

    Concerned about citing sources and avoiding accidental plagiarism? Come talk to a librarian about using SafeAssign and Turnitin to check your papers.

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Love Library, Peterson Rm. 221Using Creative Commons: Licenses to Share KnowledgePresented by Profs. Paul Royster, Andrew Cano, UNL Libraries

    Creative Commons-licensed resources, including Open Educational Resources (OERs), are increasing in popularity among faculty and students. Please join the UNL Libraries’ Coordinator Scholarly Communications and Virtual Learning Librarian to learn more about the different types of Creative Commons licenses and how to correctly incorporate them in your work. Teaching faculty and graduate students are particularly encouraged to attend.

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Nebraska Union Centennial Rm. 226Narrating Academic Integrity: A Reading and Conversation with Author Jennine Capó CrucetPresented by Jennine Capó Crucet, English, Professor Liz Lorang, UNL Libraries

    Make Your Home Among Strangers is the story of Lizet, the daughter of Cuban immigrants in Miami and a first-generation college student. Author and UNL Professor of English and Ethnic Studies Jennine Capó Crucet will read selections from her debut novel that focus on Lizet's challenges in navigating her first year of college, including her experiences as a student charged with plagiarism--when she's not even entirely sure what that means. Following the reading, Crucet will participate in a conversation about the novel and expanding the types of conversations we have on campus around plagiarism and academic integrity.

  • Friday, September 23

    11:00 – 1:00 PM, Love Library South, Rm. 221 PetersonOrganizing your Articles—Citation Management Tools: RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote Presented by Research & Instructional Services Team, UNL Libraries

    Need help managing your research? Start the semester off right and explore some tools that will help you organize your articles, and format the in-text citations and bibliography for your papers. Bring your laptop and our experts will provide an overview of the tools and also help you set-up your account in the tool that you prefer to use- RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley or Endnote.

2015 Schedule & Documentation:

The rest of the 2016 schedule coming soon

Meanwhile the 2015 schedule is still posted below to give you an idea of what to expect.

The fourth annual Academic Integrity Week is scheduled for September 21-25, 2015. This event promotes conducting research, writing, and teaching with integrity and honesty.

Academic Integrity Week is co-sponsored by the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Office of Graduate Studies, the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics, the First-Year Experience & Transition Programs and the UNL Graduate Student Association.

    • Monday, September 21

      11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Love Library, Peterson Rm. 221Zotero Basics Presented by Erica Defrain, UNL Libraries

      Learn how to organize your research by using Zotero. The workshop will get you set up, show you the basics of adding to and maintaining your database, and show you how to automatically create bibliographies in your desired style (APA, MLA, etc) directly from your account. Attendees should bring their laptops.

      Noon - 1:30 PM, Gaughan Center, Ubuntu RoomCareer Planning with Integrity: Using Social Networks Presented by Chris Timm, Career Services

      Social networks are a key job search tool. They’re also a good tool for building career contacts, so it’s important to present your credentials with integrity. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to use online social network tools including LinkedIn and discuss accuracy and integrity in personal branding and self-promotion. Bring your laptop to this hands-on workshop and build your effective online presence.

      2:00 - 3:00 PM, Gaughan Center, Unity Room/212The Use of Social Media in Human Subjects Research and an Overview of Research CompliancePresented by Becky Freeman, Research Compliance Specialist; Lisette Gilster, Export Control Coordinator

      Human subjects are being used in social media experiments, and not always with their consent. As a result, these studies are making the national news. This workshop will discuss these recent studies and research compliance. Topics will include Institutional Review Board (IRB), Conflict of Interest (COI), Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Export Control, and Research Misconduct. The process of IRB approval will be discussed in detail.

  • Tuesday, September 22

    Noon – 1:30 PM, Gaughan Center, Ubuntu Room Bystander Intervention TrainingPresented by Pat Tetreault, PhD., LGBTQA+ Resource Center; Jan Deeds, Ph.D., Women’s Center; Susan Foster, J.D., Institutional Equity and Compliance

    Bystander Intervention Training provides useful information about responding to uncomfortable or potentially dangerous situations, such as harassment, inappropriate language, jokes or comments based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other characteristics. Participants will learn techniques that can be used in professional settings (workplace, classroom, conferences) as well as personal situations (family, friends, social events).

    3:00 – 4:00 PM , Love Library, Witt Room 224Retraction! Exploring Integrity through Retracted ResearchPresented by Jenny Thoegersen, Assistant Professor and Data Curation Librarian

    Who is responsible for the integrity of published research? We’ll explore issues of integrity, trust, and responsibility through case studies of retracted research publications.

  • Wednesday, September 23

    11:30 AM – 12:20 PM , Love LibrarySave Time & Organize! Citation Management Quick Tips (Part 1) Presented by Lorna Dawes, Assistant Professor of Libraries

    Need help keeping track of your readings, articles and your citations? Come and learn about some free and subscription citation management tools that can help you organize and manage your PDF’s and citations, easily access your documents, and format your bibliography and in-text citations.

    12:30-1:30 PM , Love LibraryExploring Mendeley, in detail (Part 2)Presented by Lorna Dawes, Assistant Professor of Libraries

    Mendeley is a citation management tool that manages your references through a mobile app or desktop database. In this workshop, we’ll take an in-depth look at how to use this resource to organize and share research with your colleagues.

  • Thursday, September 24

    Noon – 1:30 PM , Gaughan Center, Ubuntu RoomExploring Integrity in the Classroom through Targeted AssignmentsPresented by Adam R. Thompson, Ph.D., Kutak Ethics Center; Elizabeth Weber Edwards, Ph.D., Graduate Studies

    Promoting the study and exploration of integrity in the classroom establishes a firm basis for continuing to think and act with integrity. In this session, we’ll offer tips for studying and exploring integrity in the classroom. We’ll also discuss the latest instructional methods for promoting integrity in the classroom and beyond. This session is ideal for graduate teaching assistants, staff, and faculty.

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Love Library, Peterson Rm. 221Copyright, Fair Use, and Authors’ RightsPresented by Paul Royster, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications; Sue Gardner, Professor of Libraries

    In this session you’ll learn more about U.S. copyright law, authors’ rights, and protecting your intellectual property. Find out more about copyright, fair use, and author rights, so that you’ll know how to make copyright law work in your favor: what to do, what to avoid, when to push back, and when to run away and live to fight another day.

    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Love Library 224Understanding U.S. Academic Integrity for International StudentsPresented by Chandra Schwab, First Year Experience and Transition Programs; Dr. Rachel Azima, Director of the UNL Writing Center

    Are the concepts of plagiarism, citation styles, and copyright making you nervous about writing academic papers? In this workshop for international students, we will discuss American citation expectations and discuss how to manage the cultural differences regarding academic work. This workshop will contain 4 half-hour mini-sessions: the basics of academic integrity, when to cite, how to cite properly, and why academic honesty matters. Students may stay for several or all sections.

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