Proposal Abstract

This poster illustrates how the four stages of the Gallant and Drinan (2008) Model of Academic Integrity Institutionalization is applied to a large online RN-BSN program . Faculty concern about academic integrity is consistent with stage one of the model, response generation. A comparative descriptive study is used to evaluate the differences in academic integrity between the online and traditional face-to-face classroom cohorts in the RN-BSN program. The results indicate very low levels of self-reported academic dishonesty among both online (n=330, 16% ) and traditional face-to–face ( n=44, 44%) RN-BSN students. The traditional classroom cohort reported higher levels of cheating compared to the online cohort. The results of the first study did not find higher levels of cheating in the online RN-BSN program. An academic integrity intervention study is in progress and a tool for assessing academic integrity in online programs is in development.

Location

concourse

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 11th, 4:00 PM Mar 11th, 5:45 PM

Academic Integrity Institutionalization in an Online RN-BSN Program

concourse

This poster illustrates how the four stages of the Gallant and Drinan (2008) Model of Academic Integrity Institutionalization is applied to a large online RN-BSN program . Faculty concern about academic integrity is consistent with stage one of the model, response generation. A comparative descriptive study is used to evaluate the differences in academic integrity between the online and traditional face-to-face classroom cohorts in the RN-BSN program. The results indicate very low levels of self-reported academic dishonesty among both online (n=330, 16% ) and traditional face-to–face ( n=44, 44%) RN-BSN students. The traditional classroom cohort reported higher levels of cheating compared to the online cohort. The results of the first study did not find higher levels of cheating in the online RN-BSN program. An academic integrity intervention study is in progress and a tool for assessing academic integrity in online programs is in development.