Public lecture to explore the issue of academic dishonesty

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September 26, 2017

Mount Saint Vincent University President’s Visiting Lecture Series to host Dr. James Lang 

Mount Saint Vincent University is pleased to host Dr. James Lang, internationally-renowned educator and author of the well-known book Cheating Lessons, for the 2017 edition of the President’s Visiting Lecture Series on Teaching and Learning. 

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In his session “Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty”, Dr. Lang will explore the pressures that push students toward academic dishonesty, and consider a range of solutions for helping students learn how to do their work with integrity. 

When: 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017 

Where:  Multi-purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway [map]

This session is free; all are welcome. 

“When students engage in academically dishonest behaviours, they may be responding to subtle pressures in the learning environment that interfere with deep learning and nudge them toward cheating. If we can gain a better understanding of the reasons for academically dishonest behaviour, we can use that knowledge to improve our course design, teaching practices, and communication with students,” said Dr. Donovan Plumb, Director of Teaching and Learning at the Mount. “This lecture will provide an overview of the various pressures that push students toward academic dishonesty, and consider a range of solutions for helping students learn how to do their work with integrity.”

Dr. James Lang is a Professor of English and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is the author of five books, the most recent of which are Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2016), and Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013). Dr. Lang has conducted workshops on teaching for faculty at more than a hundred colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. 

About the President’s Visiting Lecture Series on Teaching and Learning

Each year, through the President's Visiting Lecture Series on Teaching and Learning, Mount Saint Vincent University hosts an expert educator to support faculty in enhancing their teaching and to support flexible learning approaches. In addition to sessions offered for University faculty, all visiting experts host a free public lecture (open to all).
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