May 23, 2007
By Elizabeth Boyle
Executive Vice President and Provost Kathy Krendl says a lecture Thursday by a leading expert on academic honesty will help inform the Ohio University community's discussions on the topic.
Tim Dodd, executive director of Duke University's Center for Academic Integrity, will give a public lecture at 1:30 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theatre. A reception will follow in the second-floor lounge area.
"Tim Dodd's presentation demonstrates the commitment to continue the dialogue at Ohio University on academic integrity," Krendl said. "Current research at Duke University's Center on Academic Integrity should inform our discussions as we review current procedures and standards related to academic integrity here at Ohio University."
Sponsored by the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, the lecture, "On the Road to a Campus Culture of Integrity at Ohio University: Posting Speed Limits and Installing Speed Bumps," will address issues facing Ohio University and campuses across the nation.
As the executive director of the Center for Academic Integrity since January 2005, Dodd heads a consortium of more than 360 institutions aimed at providing resources for and deepening the commitment to academic integrity at educational institutions. During Thursday's lecture, he will discuss what it takes to create and maintain a culture of integrity at an educational institution, including specific factors such as emphasizing an inspirational learning environment, creating empathetic and respectful social environments, and leveling the moral playing field.
A Web cast of Dodd's lecture can be viewed at http://streaming.cns.ohiou.edu/engineering