Town Hall Helps Educators Foster Academic Integrity

Leaders and experts across Georgia Tech discuss integrity in residential and remote educational environments during virtual town hall

May 18, 2020 | By GTPE Communications
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In an era of remote learning, ensuring academic integrity is of the utmost importance. However, for many Georgia Tech faculty and staff, online education is unfamiliar territory. Thankfully, the Georgia Tech community is one that builds each other up, and on May 11, several Georgia Tech leaders hosted a virtual town hall to address this very issue.

More than 175 Georgia Tech faculty and staff attended the virtual town hall on Supporting Integrity in Education. The discussion, which was led by experts from across Georgia Tech’s campus, centered around fostering and strengthening academic integrity in both residential and remote learning environments.

The panel discussion featured leaders such as Nelson Baker, dean of Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE); Charles Isbell, dean of the College of Computing; Yakut Gazi, associate dean of Learning Systems at GTPE; David Joyner, executive director of Online Education and OMSCS; Andrew Lawrence, assistant director of the Office of Student Integrity; Kyla Ross, assistant vice provost for Advocacy and Conflict Resolution; Thad Starner, professor in the School of Interactive Computing; and Joyce Weinsheimer, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

“At Georgia Tech, we are emerging from a very difficult time,” said Baker. “We need to have open and honest conversations about what we’ve learned and how we can move forward.”

Read the full article to learn more about each of these speakers and their insights into the coming opportunities and challenges of remote learning and online education.