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Meet an FLVS Academic Integrity Manager

By on November 16th, 2016

We are celebrating the 2016-17 school year with a blog series featuring FLVS faculty and staff. Meet the creative and dedicated individuals who make every day a great day at FLVS!

5q-academic-integrityDo you know what the word “integrity” means? It means to be honest and to have honor.

At FLVS, integrity means everything. We instill the importance of academic integrity throughout a student’s time in our courses. Students and parents review our academic integrity policy upon registering for courses, teachers talk about integrity with families in the Welcome Call, and students are reminded of being honorable with most every point of contact during the course.

The position of FLVS Academic Integrity (AI) Manager is one immersed in the search for truth and the tenacity for teaching integrity to students in a meaningful manner.

Here’s the job description for an AI Manager at FLVS:

The Academic Integrity Manager manages the Academic Integrity program at FLVS. The Academic Integrity Manager communicates academic integrity policies and procedures to be implemented by FLVS instructional staff. Continue reading


Academic Integrity: Systematic and Scalable Solutions

By on August 29th, 2013

For five years, I have been a part of the Academic Integrity (AI) Department at Florida Virtual School. I began as an investigator, researching student violations, and eventually moved into the role of manager. While a primary goal of the AI team is to identify and intervene when incidents occur, we also strive to prevent violations from happening. To do this requires a joint effort between all departments, including Professional Learning, Curriculum, Community Relations, and Technology. Continue reading


Collaboration vs. Cheating

By on January 31st, 2013

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I’ve been out of traditional schools for more than 10 years, but talking about academic integrity is something I do all the time.  I can talk to administrators about policy and teacher support. I can talk to teachers about best practices for working with students.  I can talk about consequences, resubmissions, second chances, and I can make it sound easy.

But then I started co-facilitating an online course for teachers.  Someone cheated.  Yes, really. Continue reading