Lead with Integrity

It’s the last day of Ramtegrity Week and in the five days we’ve been talking about integrity on campus, we’ve seen a lot of great examples of our students and faculty leading by modeling integrity and talking about its importance. Unfortunately, in the same five days, we have seen multiple examples of public figures and…

Knowing the Code

When I taught at an alternative school in Atlanta, I heard just about every conceivable excuse for bad behavior. These were students who were sent to our school because of drugs, fighting, or equally worrisome offenses. It was my first year teaching full time, so I was still learning how to respond to them in…

Integrity is a (Hard) Choice

Today, we’re focusing on all of the decisions we make that add up to something larger. For years, the Academic Integrity Program has talked to students about thinking of integrity as a choice. What does that really mean, though? When a student is accused of academic misconduct, we have a process that they must go…

Honor the Pledge

Today, we’re excited to partner with ASCSUĀ to focus on the CSU Student Honor Pledge. The Honor Pledge was developed a few years ago in a collaboration that united ASCSU, Faculty Council, and the Academic Integrity Program. Every semester, students are asked to begin their courses by signing the pledge and it has become an essential…

What is RAM-tegrity?

Since 2016 we’ve been calling Academic Integrity Week, “Ramtegrity Week.” Why? What is “Ramtegrity” anyway? Simply put, Ramtegrity is our attempt to encourage CSU students to think of integrity as an essential part of their identity as a Ram. When I joined CSU, it was obvious from the beginning that students take “being a Ram”…