Model Code of
Academic Integrity

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Best Practices

Who We Are

Gary Pavela

Gary Pavela is the Director of Academic Integrity at Syracuse University and serves on the Board of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. He clerked for Judge Alfred P. Murrah of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was a faculty member for the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C (the training arm of the United States Courts). In 2008 he was designated by the U.S. Department of State to address the "International Interdisciplinary Conference on Implementation of Western Educational Standards in Post-Soviet States" (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Gary was a consultant to the Governor's Task Force on Campus Safety for the state of Wisconsin (2007) and spoke to Virginia Tech faculty and staff at the July 2007 "Symposium for Managing At-Risk Students" (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education). He has appeared on the CNN, FOX, PBS, and CNBC networks and his work has been cited in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the National Law Journal, Business Week, Time, Newsweek, and U.S. and News and World Report, among many others.

In 2002 Gary was designated a "Fellow" of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Fellows of the Association are identified as individuals who have "brought distinction to higher education and to the practice of law on behalf of colleges and universities across the nation." In 2005 he received the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators' "Outstanding Contribution to Literature and Research" award. In 2006 he was designated the University of Maryland "Outstanding Faculty Educator" by the Maryland Parents' Association.

Gary Pavela's latest book is Questions and Answers on College Student Suicide: A Law and Policy Perspective. Click here for the related interview in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Donald L. McCabe

Don McCabe is a Professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers University. Over the last eighteen years he has done extensive research on college cheating, surveying over 165,000 students at more than 160 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. He has also surveyed over 40,000 high school students in the United States during the last six years. His work has been published widely in business, education and sociology journals and he is founding president of the Center for Academic Integrity, a consortium of over 350 colleges and universities based at Clemson University who are joined in a united effort to promote academic integrity among college and university students.

Don has a B.A. in Chemistry from Princeton University (1966), an M.B.A. in Marketing from Seton Hall University (1970), and a Ph.D. in Management from New York University (1985). He worked for over 20 years in the corporate world before joining Rutgers in 1988. His last corporate position was Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Devro, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company.

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DeForest McDuff

DeForest McDuff is a research economist for Quant Economics in San Diego, CA. He holds a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. in economics from the University of Maryland (2004) and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University (2009). While at Princeton, he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship recipient and winner of the Towbes Teaching Prize for outstanding undergraduate teaching.

DeForest has been involved in the design and implementation of the Academic Integrity Seminar for over two years and has tutored hundreds of students. As an undergraduate, he served on the University of Maryland's Central Judicial Board, a student group who hears cases of non-academic student misconduct on campus. He was also a teaching assistant for Pavela's University of Maryland honors seminar, ''Lawyers and the Adversary System.''