Southeast Missouri State University will celebrate Integrity Week across campus Sept. 21-25 with in-person and virtual events to promote ethical, honest practices in the academic, work and personal lives of the campus community.
Integrity Week events are open to all Southeast students, faculty and staff.
“During these difficult times, being a person of integrity is more important than ever,” said Dr. Sally Carter, director of Testing Services at Southeast. “We want Southeast students to be people of integrity on and off campus. One goal of Integrity Week is to start conversations as to what it means to be a person of integrity and how to live a life of integrity.”
Throughout the week, signage displaying inspirational quotes will be placed across campus.
Integrity Week events include:
“Maintaining Communication Integrity During COVID” Presentation and Discussion
11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, Forrest H. Rose Theatre in Grauel Building*
Dr. Pam Parry, a professor of mass media, will discuss best practices for communication during a time of crisis to mitigate tragic outcomes of COVID-19 and offer suggestions for how audiences can filter information they receive.
“We have all seen good and bad examples of communication from health professionals, social media, corporations, politicians and other leaders during this pandemic,” Parry said. “My discussion will be an apolitical look at the importance of credible, accurate and complete communication during a global health crisis.”
*A Zoom option is available and can be accessed using Meeting ID: 941 4240 7115.
“Do’s and Do’Nuts”
8:30 – 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, Kent Library Portico, University Center Lobby, and Otto and Della Seabaugh PolyTechnic Building Lobby
Southeast’s Academic Advising will distribute pre-packaged donuts and inspirational messages while supplies last.
Video: “Stage Combat Integrity” Video Presentation
Bart Williams, associate professor of theatre and dance, recorded a video with Southeast senior Corie Williams and recent graduate Trendon Everett as they perform a scene from “Henry IV, Part 1” and demonstrate how integrity is a key factor in realizing fights for stage and film.
Video: “Is Cheating a Victimless Offense? Research Suggest It’s Not and Here’s Why”
Monica Radu, assistant professor of sociology, explores common misconceptions about academic dishonesty. Research on students’ perceptions of academic dishonesty suggests that some students believe that cheating is a victimless offense. However, research also suggests that there are long-term consequences of academic dishonesty, including the construction of a culture of mistrust.
“Taking Action Against Contract Cheating” Webinar
Presented by Dr. Thomas Lancaster, senior teaching fellow in computing at Imperial College London, this free virtual session will provide information and tools for faculty and staff to prepare for The International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating on Oct. 21.
Additional Integrity Week videos will be published on Instagram and Facebook.