The integrity of an institution's degree is paramount to the mission and function of higher education.  The nature and increasing importance of technology, collaboration, distance learning and online resources have shifted academic integrity issues into new and expanded arenas; is your institution keeping pace? Do you find your institution expends all its academic integrity efforts on reactionary and enforcement mechanisms, rather than a well-rounded, pro-active, education-based approach? Do you wonder whether your policies, procedures and practices offer the most appropriate approach? Let the NCHERM Group help!

TNG, LLC provides both on- and off-site objective assessments of academic integrity operations and programs in higher education.  Our assessments use an NCHERM Group-designed four-tiered approach to comprehensively assess institutional academic integrity programs:

  • Oversight/Administration
  • Policies
  • Procedures/Practices
  • Prevention/Education/Outreach

Our assessments are individually tailored and targeted to meet your needs by addressing academic integrity policies, procedures, structures, mechanisms, personnel and practices.

Our NCHERM Group academic integrity expert, Daniel Swinton, J.D., Ed.D. is a highly respected educator and consultant who brings a wealth of practical and theoretical knowledge to the table. He previously worked as Assistant Dean of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity at Vanderbilt University where he oversaw and advised the Undergraduate Honor Council. He has presented and consulted nationally on issues of academic integrity in higher education and has experience working with and presenting to faculty, staff and students in addressing issues of academic integrity.  He is also a past president of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA).

Our academic integrity assessments examine areas such as:

  • Academic integrity policies (e.g.: Honor Codes)
  • Caseload volume, distribution and trends
  • Type, frequency and uniformity of sanctions
  • Violation notification procedures (e.g.: outcome letters, transcript notations etc.)
  • Case submission policies, procedures and practices
  • Case investigation policies, procedures and practices
  • Appellate policies, procedures and personnel
  • Educational programming and outreach for students
  • Educational programming, training and outreach for faculty and staff
  • Oversight/Administration policies, procedures and personnel
  • Training for hearing officers and investigators
  • Technology tools (e.g.: case management database, plagiarism detection software etc.)

For more information, contact Kate Halligan, Vice President of Client Relations at kate.halligan@tngconsulting.com or (610) 579-3725.