COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Gary W. Ewen - Dean of the School of Business and Leadership. Professor of Management and Leadership Studies
We implemented the RAISE system for all of our School of Business students in their freshman year. The results were so impressive that I have recommended the system be implemented for ALL incoming freshman at Colorado Christian University.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN
Frederic "Ric" Baker - Senior Associate Dean of Students
We have found the RAISE System to be easy to use, reliable, and student feedback has been positive. Our experience is that the depth and length of the course is appropriate for our student population, and we have seen few students re-offend after completion of the course.
Tess Gillis - Academic Integrity Officer
The RAISE System has been a valuable tool for our University as we looked to provide educational opportunities for students to increase their awareness of academic integrity. We have used it in both a pro-active and re-active approach. All Freshmen in the School of Sciences have been required to take it, but we have also required it for students found responsible for academic misconduct.
In a survey of students who took the course as a sanction, 73% of respondents indicated that it was an appropriate sanction, and that they have a better understanding of Academic Integrity after taking the course.
Freshmen who took the course in a pro-active setting indicated it clarified instances of academic dishonesty that they might have otherwise thought were okay (multiple submissions, for one). They commented that what was permissible in high school, is not necessarily allowed in college (working together without permission, for example).
We are grateful to have found The RAISE System to use as a tool to strengthen our culture of academic integrity.
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Roger McHaney, Ph.D. - Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration has been using RAISE for the last two years. This system ensures all students understand our expectations for academic integrity regardless of prior experiences or cultural background. RAISE covers the basics and clarifies many difficult gray areas. We have conducted pre- and post-surveys that reveal both increased awareness and a shift in attitudes regarding the importance of academic integrity. We are excited to continue with RAISE and believe it opens the door to higher levels of learning.
The RAISE system enables students to succeed during their university experience and on into the future.
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Domanic Thomas - Director of Conduct and Community Standards
Our office was hit with reductions in staff and consolidation of duties like many others. Our ability to not only facilitate workshops but find available times to meet our non-traditional student population schedules was difficult. Because the topic of academic integrity is so vital to students’ success, we could not allow it to go by the way side.
We were fortunate enough to get in early on the RAISE system product. Not only have our students benefited, but our office efficiency overall. Our investment into the product has solved many of our issues around cost and time savings. We have chosen to use the product as a sanctioning tool and support the learning of students in the most need. We were able to set up a model where our office did not have to increase our budget request significantly and ask 28,000 students to contribute more to support this system. Instead, students who have been found responsible in the conduct process have been responsible for the cost of the course themselves with a small licensing fee paid for out of our budget. Our students have appreciated this model and reported similar learning and lower recidivism rates than years past.
Portland State University has been grateful for this product and the partnership built with the staff at RAISE.