Outcomes/measures tracked and tools utilized
The College uses both technological and human resources to maintain academic integrity for both students and faculty. The definition of student integrity is presented in the Student Code of Conduct as well as in each individual course syllabus. The authenticity of a student's performance on tests and papers can be controlled through settings on the College’s LMS and Turnitin, the College's integrated originality checker.
Faculty conducting research go through an IRB approval process. The College maintains a complaint line that the public may call with any concerns about their treatment by members of the College. Students complete evaluations of their instructor in each class; administrators are evaluated by those they supervise.
Summary of results of measures
JCCC encourages students and faculty to work together to resolve most issues involving questions about student work at the classroom level; however, when issues of documented cheating arise, the department chairs, division deans, and student services are involved until the situation is resolved. The LMS used by the College does not track the usage of test security tools (instructors can limit time, location, and password protect tests), but the College does track the number of papers submitted to Turnitin under the JCCC account. The College also tracks the ethics reporting line and reports results to the Trustee Audit Committee regularly.
Comparison of results with internal targets and external benchmarks
The College has not established either internal targets or external benchmarks for the use or reporting of integrity issues on campus. Ongoing training for students, faculty, and staff aims primarily to reduce the number of overall incidents.
Interpretation of results and insights gained
The spike in reported cases to the ethics line was the result of a single decision made in a department that was not supported by the faculty. Each of the faculty members reported on the decision separately and the cases are recorded separately. Currently, faculty members have full authority within their classrooms to address questions of plagiarism and academic dishonesty cases. The College does not have a strong mechanism for tracking such cases.