A new Teaching Scholars Program research project survey has been created to determine perception on the appropriate consequences of lapses in academic integrity.This research project could be beneficial in understanding the perceptions on the appropriate consequences of academic dishonesty and provide recommendations for measures to be taken by appropriate academic personnel as a consequence of academic dishonesty.

All faculty, medical residents and students are encouraged to particpate. It will take approximately 10 minutes to fill out the questionnaire at the link below:

 https://sole.hsc.wvu.edu/Survey/3008/ResponsesPublic/SurveyIntro?Guid=da45335b-ccf3-46a0-899a-5ab26885b089

Participants' involvement in this project will be anonymous. Participants can access the survey online in the privacy of their own homes or work areas and will not be asked any information that should lead to identity as a participant. All data will be reported in aggregate form. Participants must be 18 years or older and be a faculty member (adjunct, part-time or full-time), medical resident, or registered as a student (part-time or full-time) at West Virginia University. Participation is completely voluntary, any questions may be skipped, and the survey discontinued at any time. Participants' standing as an employee or student will not be affected if a decision is made to not participate or withdraw from this study. This study has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at West Virginia University.

This project is being conducted by Dr. Tina Antill Keener, teaching assistant professor in the School of Nursing; Dr. Mariette Barbier, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology; Dr. Marina Galvez, teaching assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Dr. Melinda Smith, assistant professor in the Department of Radiology; and, Dr. Lauren Swager, associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry.

Any questions about this letter or the research project, can be directed to Dr. Mariette Barbier at mabarbier@hsc.wvu.edu or 304-293-3265 or Dr. Marina Galvez at magalvez@hsc.wvu.edu or 304-293-1480.