Integrity Week

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Welcome to Columbia's Integrity Week

Integrity Week at Columbia facilitates integral conversations with our campus community about integrity and ethics in academia through programs and workshops that focus on the fundamental values of academic integrity in research, teaching, and learning. This week of collective action and learning strengthens the Columbia community commitment to honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage.

This week is co-sponsored by and made possible through collaborations with: Academic Integrity, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Center for the Core Curriculum, Columbia Libraries, Berick Center for Student Advising, Office of Research Compliance and Training, Center for Career Education, Residential Life, School of General Studies, Writing Center, Columbia College Alumni Association, Columbia Engineering Alumni Association and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

To register, please click on the hyperlink for each of the events. If you have questions please email ugrad-integrity@columbia.edu 

Integrity Week 2024 Events

Monday, February 26

Core Ethics

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Location: Zoom (Online)

Target Population: SEAS students 

To register, please email seas-pdl@columbia.edu directly for access to the link.

Develop your ethical orientation to demonstrate academic and professional integrity. This workshop will be facilitated by Fred Helio Garcia.

Integrity Week Kick-Off Event

Time: 12:00pm — 2:00 pm  (In Person) 

Location: Lerner Ramps

Target Population: Columbia community

Join members of the CC-SEAS Integrity Advisory Board, Engineering Student Council, Columbia College Student Council and staff in the kick off for Integrity Week. Drop by Lerner Ramps to hear about the workshops happening during the week, grab some free integrity swag, and snacks between classes!


Anatomy of a (Hypothetical) Case of Research Misconduct

Time: 2:00pm — 3:30pm 

Location: (Online)

Target Population: Columbia Community

Registration Link

As part of Columbia’s Integrity Week 2024, the Office of Research Compliance and Training, in collaboration with Columbia College, is participating in a panel discussion entitled, “Anatomy of a (Hypothetical) Case of Research Misconduct” on Tuesday, February 26, 2024, from 2:00–3:30pm via Zoom. This panel discussion will explore the “inside story” of a hypothetical case of scientific research misconduct and various perspectives from key stakeholders.


Tuesday, February 27

Integrity Week Keynote Address, "Restoring Integrity in a Time of Distrust" by Joel Rosenthal | Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Locations: Zoom,  Livestreamed in Lerner 401, & Armstrong Hall 4th floor Conference Room (ISSO)

Target Population: Columbia Community & Public

Registration Link on Zoom

Registration Link for light lunch and livestream in Lerner 401

Trust in institutions is at an all-time low. Surveys and studies from around the world report increasing skepticism and disillusion with the institutions of politics, business, the media, education, and religion – the very foundations of society. Why have our institutions lost legitimacy, and what can be done in response?

Dr. Joel Rosenthal, President of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs will discuss how ethics can help set society on a path of recovery and serve as a tool for both personal and professional development. Such a recovery process requires realism about human nature, reckoning with social injustices, and commitment to a social contract. Dr. Rosenthal will tell this story through the essential ideas of Reinhold Niebuhr, Amartya Sen, and John Rawls – three of the most influential ethicists of the 20th century. 

The livestreamed lecture will be followed by a Question and Answer session moderated by the Director of Academic Integrity, Dr. Victoria Malaney-Brown.

Please register for the Webinar on Zoom to attend virtually or join us in person at 401 Lerner Hall to watch the livestream and enjoy light refreshments.

Read Dr. Rosenthal's biography 

Citation Management with Zotero | Columbia Libraries

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: (Online)

Target Population: Columbia Community

Registration Link

Need help creating citations and bibliographies? Zotero is a free, open-source bibliographic management program that allows you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research. This one-hour workshop will introduce you to Zotero and provide strategies for effectively using it in your research and writing. Facilitated by William Vanti.

Please download Zotero (for Mac OS or Windows) and the Zotero Connector (for Firefox, Chrome, or Safari) prior to the workshop.


Wednesday, February 28

A.I. Literacy: The Uses and Limits of Machine Intelligence | Writing Center

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Lerner Hall 401, In Person

Target Population:  Columbia Community

Registration Link

Join us for a special in-person Writing Center Workshop on A.I. Literacy. In this interactive session, participants will read across A.I. generated media—noticing the equivalencies between image outputs from DALL-E and text outputs from CHAT GPT. Together we’ll practice strategies to evaluate the outputs of these systems. Our practice of auditing A.I. systems will help reveal the uses and limits of machine intelligence, especially the role A.I. can play in pursuit of scholarly work. Facilitated by Kirkwood Adams and Maria Baker.


Discourse on the Student Perspective: Exploring Artificial Intelligence's Impact on Academia 

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Zoom (Online)

Target Population: Columbia Community

Registration Link

The student panel titled "Discourse on the Student Perspective: Exploring Artificial Intelligence's Impact on Academia" delves into the intricate relationship between students and generative artificial intelligence (AI) technologies within the academic sphere. As the integration of AI continues to evolve, students are increasingly harnessing its capabilities to enhance various aspects of their academic pursuits. This panel provides a platform for students to share insights, experiences, and perspectives on how they are leveraging AI tools in their educational journey as well their opinions on how AI should be used ethically in academia.

Student Panelists are: Jack Cleeve CC'25, Sydney Goldson CC'25, and Soham Mehta CC'24

Moderated by: Sean Kuehn CC'26 

Introduction by: Dr. Victoria Malaney-Brown, Director of Academic Integrity


Thursday, February 29

Citation Management with Zotero | Columbia Libraries

Time12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Butler, 203 (In Person)

Target Population: Columbia Community

Registration Link

Need help creating citations and bibliographies? Zotero is a free, open-source bibliographic management program that allows you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research. This one-hour workshop will introduce you to Zotero and provide strategies for effectively using it in your research and writing. Facilitated by Sydni Meyer.

Please download Zotero (for Mac OS or Windows) and the Zotero Connector (for Firefox, Chrome, or Safari) prior to the workshop.


Core Faculty Roundtable on Academic Integrity in the Classroom | Center for the Core Curriculum
 

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm (In Person) 

Location: Hamilton, 202

Target Population: This session is open to all Core Curriculum instructors as well as Arts and Sciences faculty.

Registration Link

Lunch will be served starting at 12:00pm. This roundtable conversation will explore issues of academic integrity, and integrity more broadly, as they pertain to the Core Curriculum. A panel of five Core instructors (one each from Art Humanities, Contemporary Civilization, Frontiers of Science, Literature Humanities, and Music Humanities) will discuss some of the broader, more philosophical ideas surrounding (academic) integrity, such as how integrity appears in Core texts, how integrity informs our pedagogical practice, and how the Core Curriculum contributes to a culture of integrity on campus. 

 


Friday, March 1

Hidden Curriculum of Communication | Peer Academic Skills Consultants, Berick Center for Student Advisin
 

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Location: Lerner Hall, 601 (Hybrid – In Person & Online) 

Target Population: CC and SEAS Students

Registration Link

Join our Peer Academic Skills Consultants as we discuss how to communicate effectively with professors about office hours, job opportunities, extensions, letters of recommendation, academic integrity, and more. We’re here to help you gain the skills you need (but never learned) to navigate the intricacies of communication in college.


 Ethical Career Panel & Networking Event

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Uris Hall, 107 (In Person) 

Target Population: Open to CC, SEAS, & GS students

Registration Link on LionSHARE 

Join Columbia College and Columbia Engineering alumni in an interactive panel discussing ethical considerations in the fields of law, medicine, public health, finance, and engineering.

Part 1: Come listen to our amazing alumni in a panel format while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres.

Part 2: You will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with our alumni panelists to discuss your own career questions and network. Coffee and desserts will be provided. 

Alumni speakers include from Columbia College:  Dr. Diana Bryk CC'10, VP&S'15 (Medicine), Grissel Seijo CC '92 (Law), Columbia Engineering alumni will include: Rohit Sharma SEAS'20, BUS'21 (Finance) &  Heidi Wolpow SEAS '90 (Law)


Academic Writing | Professional Development & Leadership

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: (Online)

Target Population: Open to SEAS students

To register, please email seas-pdl@columbia.edu directly for access to the link

Academic Writing can sometimes feel like "playing a familiar game with completely new rules." In this session, we will cover how academic writing (such as a thesis or research paper) compares to other kinds of writing you may do. Specifically, we will discuss the techniques and approaches to academic writing as well as how your writing can showcase your engineering and applied science skills. Facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth Strauss, Associate Dean. 

 

To see our past CC-SEAS Academic Integrity Awareness events, see these links from 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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