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					(A)cross-Cultural Discipline:
   Notes from a Journey

                     Jo Hinchliffe,
Assistant Registrar and Academic Integrity Coordinator
           Student and Academic Services
         Assumptions
What this presentation is NOT
What I am NOT
What can be drawn from my
observations (or NOT)
            The Prompt
UBSD/SCODA case involving an
international student
– Process
– Outcome
– Concern
   The Burning Questions
Is SFU effectively communicating our
rules and regulations to international
students?
Are cultural differences getting in the
way?
            The Questions
Does your institution have:
– a code of conduct? (Academic, misconduct)
– a disciplinary committee? (Membership, appeals)
Penalties
– Who gives penalties?
– What are the penalties, who tracks?
What happens to students who have to leave
the university “now”?
– Return allowed, tuition refund
          Observations
Hong Kong - tall, affluent, “free,
independent, democratic”
China - big, self-confident, assertive,
affluent cities
Korea – modern, conservative, at war
      Places and people
University of Hong Kong
– Lisa Tan, Senior Assistant Registrar,
  Academic Development and Quality
  Assurance
– Dr. Eugenie Leung, Director of Counselling
  and Person Enrichment(CEDARS)
      Places and people
Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology
– Dr. Ping Gao, Associate Professor,
  Department of Chemical Engineering,
  Chair University Discipline Committee
– Isaac Tam, Associate Director of Student
  Life, Student Affairs Office
      Places and people
Hong Kong Baptist University
– Chong-Sze Tong, Academic Registrar
– Peter Li, Director International Office
      Places and people
Chinese University of Hong Kong
– Jennifer Chiu, Registration and Exams
  Section
      Places and people
Zhejiang University (Hangzhou)
– Wang Chunbo, Deputy Director, Moral
  Education Office
– Dr. Lei Qunfang, Deputy Director,
  Teaching Affairs Office
      Places and people
Tsinghua University (Beijing)
– Gu Pei, Vice Director of Academic Affairs
  Office
      Places and people
Seoul National University
– Moon-Kyung Baek
– Lydia Kim
– Exchange Program Managers
      Places and people
Yonsei University
– Na Min Hye, Coordinator International
  Division, Yonsei
           Places and people
Korea University
– Jeff DongHyun Jang, Manager, Exchange Programs
– Dr. Hyuna Chang, Student Counselling Centre
– D’Arcy Drachenberg, Manager, International Communications &
  Protocol
          The conference
                                      )
     (APAIE – Renmin University Beijing

Conference Sessions
– Three Case Studies: Integrating
  International Students into the Host
  University Environment
– Integration of University Curriculum:
  Creating a seamless student experience
– Student Forum
The conference - connections
Kobe University
Kyunsung University
Sun Yat-sen University
        Commonalities
Plagiarism
Codes of conduct
Discipline committees
Penalties
Reluctant faculty members
Inconsistency
          Differences
Public awareness
Tracking system
  Withdrawal for Extenuating
       Circumstances
“leave of absence” most common
Pre-departure/return counselling
Most students return
       Recommendations
For International Students
– Include specific and detailed information on the
  code of academic integrity and student conduct in
  orientation
– Include SFUI earlier in the process when an
  international student is involved in discipline
– Consider having translation services available
  when UBSD or SCODA hearings involve students
  who have English as a second or third language
       Recommendations
In General
– Include specific and detailed information on the
  code of academic integrity and student conduct in
  orientation
– Consider offering Foundations of Academic
  Literacy as a mandatory course for all first year
  students
– Treat students as a “whole” person that needs
  support within the discipline process, not just a
  sanction
          Conclusions
Some students cheat, most don’t
Students know when they cheat
Don’t make assumptions about culture
(language different)
Social change/modernization
implications
                Thanks
SMI for providing the incentive, seed funding
and Sumei for helping me set the trip up
Kate Ross for letting me go
My colleagues Rosa, Concetta, Bobbie,
Susan, Jenny
Al Poon and amazing technology that lets me
do my work from anywhere in the world.
All the partners in the countries I visited who
were generous with their time and shared
valuable information
            Epilogue
Where that student is now.

				
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