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Author Prestby, Anthony Elton, II, author.
Title Student and faculty perceptions of academic dishonesty in an honor code environment at a two-year community college / by Anthony Elton Prestby II.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  LB2369 .Z962 2012 P74eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 186 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
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Thesis Ed.D. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-152).
Summary The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand the experiences and perceptions of faculty and students in regards to dishonesty in community college with an adopted honor code. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eleven full time tenured faculty members in the disciplines of Business, English and Science courses leading to careers in the health profession. Additionally, twelve students were interviewed who were business majors, those who have taken a sequence of English composition courses, and those who had taken science courses leading to careers in the health profession. Findings suggest that while there are similarities in definition between how community college faculty and students define academic dishonesty, there is no universal definition. Participants report that they believe cheating results from pressures to attain goals and/or lack of an interest in lower division courses. Both students and faculty report deterrence strategies such as the academic dishonesty policy, specifically the honor code statement is ineffective because they are too idealistic. Implications indicate from this study that creating integrity will require finding ways get students to understand the value of all courses for their future endeavors. This study contributes to the body of research by adding to the knowledge of academic dishonesty specifically as it relates to dishonesty in community colleges.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 01, 2012).
Subject Cheating (Education) -- United States.
Honor system (Higher education) -- United States.
Community colleges -- United States.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
OCLC number 847544896