On Monday, Jan. 9, Southeast
Community College will kick off its 2nd
Annual Academic Integrity Week. Activities for students and staff will be
held throughout the week at all three campuses in Beatrice, Lincoln and
“This week is a great way to
talk to students, faculty and staff about how the College can promote a culture
that supports doing the right thing in the classroom,” said Dr. Tammie Lang, chair
of the Business Administration program at the Milford Campus.
Students can start the week
off by making a pledge to maintain academic honesty. The campuses will offer
different breakout sessions about topics such as exploring workplace ethics and
cheating deterrents. SCC’s Academic Integrity team came up with the idea of a
week of activities promoting academic integrity.
“As we prepare students to
work in their chosen field, making sound, ethical decisions will better prepare
them to be better workers,” Lang said. “We can also feel assured that our
quality graduates are properly trained in how to do things the right way and
avoid making bad decisions.”
Students will receive punch
cards, and for each activity they attend, they will receive credit. Those will
be exchanged for raffle tickets on Friday and enter them into a drawing.
Employees are eligible for a $100 Visa gift card, and students at each campus are
eligible for two $500 scholarships.
There also is a poster
contest for students to create an illustration on what they view as “academic integrity.”
The winner will receive a $200 gift card to the campus store.