The Texas Tech University Ethics Center (www.ethics.ttu.edu) proposes to establish a regional consortium for academic integrity affiliated with the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), Clemson University’s Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics | http://www.academicintegrity.org ). The ICAI is a resource for higher and secondary educational institutions that have or are developing academic integrity programs.
The ICAI is establishing regional groups around the United States to provide member institutions with more local support for academic integrity education and initiatives. As one of the ICAI’s 14 Texas member institutions, Texas Tech is ideally placed to lead a group in the Southwest region of the country.
Our goal is to establish a community of scholars interested in Academic Integrity on their campuses and help facilitate discussions between the consortium members. Because the southwest is such a vast area our consortium will utilize Web 2.0 technologies (website, listserv, and an interactive wiki) to conduct most of the discussion and collaboration but we are proposing to host one face-to-face meeting during the Summer 2015 semester. In essence, the new Southwest Regional Consortium for Academic Integrity will provide more constant support for people who are doing AI work on their campuses because otherwise they will lack easy access to others with academic integrity expertise.
If you would like more information on the Consortium, please contact the TTU Ethics Center at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-742-1506.