Courageous Conversations: Academic Integrity

"Courageous Conversations: When Winning is Losing"

Each year, the Mann Center's Academic Integrity Advocates lead a group of more than 400 freshmen in a discussion on academic integrity. The events are part of the Mann Center's ongoing series of Courageous Conversations.

2012 student facilitators included Lydia Nace (Junior/History), Jane Marie Hutcheson (Senior/Communication Studies), Cassie Black (Senior/Biology), and Demi Eckhoff (Junior/Nutrition and Dietetics). 2013 facilitators included Analeigh Horton (Sophomore/Communication Studies), Cameron Cross (Sophomore/JMC), Christina Witt (Sophomore/Music), and Claire Gaxiola (Sophomore/Undeclared).

University Minister Matt Kerlin with the Academic Integrity Advocates (2012)University Minister Matt Kerlin and Mann Center Director John Knapp (2012)Students in Reid Chapel (2012)Dr. John Knapp addresses students in Reid Chapel (2012)Students answer questions during convo (2012)
The Academic Integrity Advocates (2012)Response CardsAzalea Hulbert addresses students in Reid Chapel (2012)The Academic Integrity Advocates (2013)The Academic Integrity Advocates (2013)

"Courageous Conversations: Cheating at Samford"

On October 6, 2011, faculty members Dr. John Knapp, Dr. Doug Clapp and Ms. Lori Northrup joined current students Tom Oliver and Caroline Noland to discuss the findings of the 2011 Samford Survey on Academic Integrity. Audience members were informally polled on issues such as how to define cheating and how serious the problem was on Samford's campus.

This event was part of the Mann Center's ongoing series of Courageous Conversations, and was co-sponsored by University Ministries and the University Library.

Students respond to questions about cheatingStudents respond to questions about cheatingDr. John Knapp with panelists Dr. Doug Clapp and Caroline NolandPanelists Tom Oliver and Ms. Lori Northrup



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