Academic Integrity Board hosts Integrity Week 2012, beginning Feb. 24

Integrity Week 2012 begins Feb. 24, with a week of events hosted by the Academic Integrity Board (AIB). Events range from a casual hot chocolate meet-and-greet with the AIB to a panel discussion on this year’s Integrity Week theme “Fostering a Culture of Integrity” featuring student and faculty leaders.

Though many think of the AIB as purely a group of involved students adjudicating academic integrity hearings, the board also takes a preventive role in educating the campus on the pitfalls of the academic integrity policy through the events of the annual Integrity Week.

The events are outlined below:

Feb. 24, 12:30-2 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Captain Rick Rubel of the U.S. Naval Academy
Thwing Ballroom

The highlight of this year’s Integrity Week is keynote speaker Captain Rick Rubel of the U.S. Naval Academy, sponsored by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence.

After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, Rubel occupied numerous positions, including commanding officer at the Long Beach naval base and program manager of the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer Program. Rubel also played a significant role in the development of the Navy’s Aegis Cruiser Program. He was appointed as the first Distinguished Military Professor of Ethics at USNA and holds the General Robert T. Herres Distinguished Military Professorship Chair of Leadership and Ethics.

He is currently the coordinator of the US Naval Academy’s Core Ethics Course and oversees their Honor Remediation Program—an intensive, yearlong program that midshipmen must complete after committing an academic integrity violation. Rubel will speak about integrity, ethical leadership, and character development.

Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hot Chocolate with the AIB
LGBT Center in Thwing

Come by the LGBT center and grab some hot chocolate to warm up. AIB members will be ready to chat about integrity and about how to get involved. If interested in joining the board, let the members know, and they can provide you with material on how to apply. Free AIB travel mugs will be given to attendees on a

Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Integrity Week T-shirt Tie-Dye
Thwing Atrium

The AIB will give out free Integrity Week T-shirts for all to tie-dye. Come by to get a free tie-dyed t-shirt and enjoy food provided by the University Program Board. AIB members will also be present to answer questions about the board.

Feb. 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Mock Hearing

Nord 310 A&B

Come to Nord Hall and witness a Mock Hearing of an accused student and see what the outcome is. Students and actual board members will be encouraged to ask questions of the accused just as board members would in a real hearing. Faculty and student representatives from the AIB will be present to answer any questions the audience may have on the entire hearing process. Nancy DiIulio, assistant dean for undergraduate studies, will moderate the event.

March 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Panel Discussion: “Fostering a Culture of Integrity”

Nord 310 A&B

Participate in a campuswide discussion of integrity and its current status on campus. A panel comprising student and faculty leaders will answer any questions the audience may have as well as give their input on how integrity fits into the Case Western Reserve University culture. DiIulio will moderate the event.

Stop by an event to see what Integrity Week 2012 is about. Meet AIB members and ask questions about integrity on campus. Standards points will be given to Greek chapters for attending Integrity Week. Also, check with your professor to see you can receive extra credit for attending events.