Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Wins Campus of Integrity Award

By Callie Jones

Texas Tech University received the 2014 Campus of Integrity Award from the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) in February.

“Texas Tech is committed to developing ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce,” said Justin Louder, assistant vice provost for the Texas Tech Ethics Center. “Being recognized as a campus of integrity by the ICAI shows Texas Tech’s commitment to ethical development. This is a great honor for our campus, our students, our faculty and our staff.”

ICAI was founded to combat cheating, plagiarism, and academic dishonesty in higher education. Its mission has since expanded to include the cultivation of cultures of integrity in academic communities throughout the world. ICAI offers assessment services, resources, and consultations to its member institutions, and facilitates conversations on academic integrity topics each year at its annual conference.

Aaron Monson, membership director for ICAI, said the committee was impressed by Texas Tech’s commitment to integrity in a variety of ways.

“It is especially heartening to see the work that Texas Tech has done incorporating academic integrity into the Red Raider Orientation Program, the success of Texas Tech’s Honor Week, and, of course, the work Texas Tech and the Texas Tech Ethics Center are doing to establish a regional consortium of ICAI,” Monson said.

Callie Jones is a senior writer in the Office of Communications and Marketing