UGA’s academic honesty coordinator receives award from Center for Academic Integrity

UGA's academic honesty coordinator receives award from Center for Academic Integrity

Athens, Ga. – Debbie Craddock-Bell, coordinator for academic honesty and student academic appeals at the University of Georgia, recently received the Champion of Integrity Award from the Center for Academic Integrity during its annual international conference. She was honored for leading the efforts in developing UGA’s current academic honesty policy, A Culture of Honesty.

The Champion of Integrity Award honors individuals who are committed to academic integrity for their contributions impacting positive change among students, peers and colleagues within their educational environments. Craddock-Bell, who works in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, coordinated revisions to UGA’s policy that were implemented in 2000. A Culture of Honesty follows a facilitated discussion model that emphasizes education and awareness while ensuring due process.

“Debbie has done an extraordinary job in overseeing the academic honesty process at UGA,” said Ann Crowther, associate vice president for instruction, who nominated Craddock-Bell for the award. “I am pleased that the Center for Academic Integrity recognized Debbie’s leadership, hard work and dedication in developing a more effective and positive academic honesty policy for a campus of 30,000 students.”

Craddock-Bell’s efforts also have been recognized by the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, which provided funding for a video on this model that has been widely distributed. She presented the model at the national conference of the University and College Ombuds Association.

“I am honored to receive the award, and share the recognition with my colleagues and others at UGA who promote academic integrity,” said Craddock-Bell.

For more information on the Center for Academic Integrity, see http://www.academicintegrity.org.

For more information on UGA’s academic honesty policy, see http://www.uga.edu/honesty.