Race-based data in student conduct: A call to action – Report now available

June 8, 2020

Cover - Race-based data in student conductIt is essential to take a strong stand against systemic racism and discrimination. This includes a commitment to identify and address racism and discrimination in matters relating to academic and non-academic student misconduct. In this report I synthesize existing resources and issue a call to action to collect more race-based data relating to student conduct for the purposes of identifying and addressing systemic injustices perpetuated by existing higher education reporting, policies and procedures.

Abstract

Purpose: This report highlights ways in which race-based data can be used to combat systemic racism in matters relating to academic and non-academic and student misconduct.

Methods: Information synthesis of available information relating to race-based data and student conduct.

Results: A summary and synthesis of how and why race-based data can be used to identify and combat discrimination of students with regards to academic and non-academic misconduct.

Implications: Through this report, an argument is made for more attention to fair and equitable treatment of students in matters relating to academic and non-academic misconduct regardless of race, colour, language or country of origin.

Additional materials: 21 references.

Document type: Report

Keywords: equity, diversity, inclusion, racism, discrimination, student conduct, student affairs, academic integrity, race-based data

This report is available free of charge as an open access resource. Download your complete copy of this report here: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/112157

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Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, and the Educational Leader in Residence, Academic Integrity, University of Calgary, Canada. Opinions are my own and do not represent those of the University of Calgary.


Academic Integrity: Combating Systemic Racism – A Free Resource for Everyone

June 5, 2020

Yesterday the Alberta Council on Academic Integrity (for which I serve as a Steering Committee member) released its formal Statement Against Racism. I was sad, but not suprised that we started getting pushback almost immediately about the statement.  As a result, I have developed this one-page resource to help educate others about how racism is pervasive in discussions about academic misconduct:

Academic Integrity- Combating Systemic Racisim (.jpg)

I am aware that resources do not solve problems. I intend for this resource to be a tool that can help start meaningful conversations about how racism manifests in our beliefs and responses to academic integrity.

Here is a free, downloadable .pdf of this resource. It has a Creative Commons license, so feel free to share it.

Possible uses for this resource:

Poster

  • Discussion tool for staff, educators and administrators
  • Digital resource for sharing
  • Other uses that advocate anti-discrimination and anti-racism in student conduct.

Remember: Academic integrity cannot co-exist with injustice. If discrimination and racism enter into the conversation, we aren’t talking about academic integrity anymore. Academic integrity is based around a set of six fundamental values, as articulated by the International Center for Academic Integrity:

  1. Courage
  2. Fairness
  3. Honesty
  4. Respect
  5. Responsibility
  6. Trust

Inherent in all of this is an underlying respect for persons and human rights. Injustice is antithetical to academic integrity.

I look forward to moving this conversation forward in the coming days, months and years.

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Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, and the Educational Leader in Residence, Academic Integrity, University of Calgary, Canada. Opinions are my own and do not represent those of the University of Calgary.


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