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Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

The Academic Integrity Office is your resource for preventing and responding to academic integrity violations in your class (see http://academicintegrity.ucsd.edu/ for detailed information and resources for instructors and students). They are experts on how you can design into your classes some best integrity practices that will make cheating the exception and integrity the norm. They can teach you strategies for communicating integrity to your students, reducing cheating temptations and opportunities, integrating integrity lessons into your curriculum, and responding to cheating when it occurs in order to leverage the teachable moment. If you’d like a 1:1 consult or training for you and your Instructional Assistants, just send your request via an email to aio@ucsd.edu.

The Academic Integrity Office recommends including a statement in your course syllabus regarding academic integrity. They recommend crafting a unique, personalized statement but if you choose to adopt a generic statement about "academic integrity at UCSD," you are asked touse the following:

“Academic Integrity is expected of everyone at UC San Diego. This means that you must be honest, fair, responsible, respectful, and trustworthy in all of your actions. Lying, cheating or any other forms of dishonesty will not be tolerated because they undermine learning and the University’s ability to certify students’ knowledge and abilities. Thus, any attempt to get, or help another get, a grade by cheating, lying or dishonesty will be reported to the Academic Integrity Office and will result sanctions. Sanctions can include an F in this class and suspension or dismissal from the University. So, think carefully before you act by asking yourself: a) is what I’m about to do or submit for credit an honest, fair, respectful, responsible & trustworthy representation of my knowledge and abilities at this time and, b) would my instructor approve of my action? You are ultimately the only person responsible for your behavior. So, if you are unsure, don’t ask a friend—ask your instructor, instructional assistant, or the Academic Integrity Office. You can learn more about academic integrity at academicintegrity.ucsd.edu” (Source: Academic Integrity Office, 2017)

We know from the research that having students sign an integrity pledge right before they are given the opportunity to cheat can reduce or eliminate cheating. If you’d like to try this, we recommend using this pledge at the beginning of the quarter, and then having students reaffirm that pledge (“I pledge that I completed this assignment/exam with integrity as promised”) on every exam and assignment. If despite your efforts, a student still violates academic integrity (between 10-43% of students admit to cheating at least once/year, so it’s bound to happen), you will want to respond in order to leverage the teachable moment. This means stopping the behavior in progress (if possible), collecting all of the applicable documentation, and reporting to the AI Office. The AI Office uses the cheating experience as a starting point in Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle to leverage that moment for learning. Students are always assigned AI Training, and a few students are suspended for their violations (and even fewer are dismissed). Students facing suspension or dismissal either have a violation history or their violation was so egregious that the University believes suspension is necessary to create the teachable moment. You can see our Administrative Sanctioning Guidelines online, where you can also receive faculty-to-faculty advice for issuing academic sanctions in response to integrity violations.

If you have general questions, feel free to contact the Academic Integrity Office (aio@ucsd.edu or 858-822-2163) for assistance or consultation.

Resources: UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship and Academic Integrity Office

Center for Teaching Development

Center for Teaching Development

Check out the resources available to instructors and TAs through the UCSD Center for Teaching Development (http://ctd.ucsd.edu/).  They offer helpful workshops throughout the quarter, and you can arrange for a consultation or assessment to get feedback on your teaching.

Class Lists

Class Lists

Listed below are instructions on how to access the Class List page from Blink. 

  1. http://blink.ucsd.edu/
  2. Hover over the “Instruction Tools” tab
  3. Click on “Class lists
  4. Then it will take you to a page to login with your UCSD Single Sign-On, you should get to the page to find your class.

Classlist 1

Once on this page, it will look like this:

Class List 2

You then have the option of entering your corresponding Section ID or searching for your course to access your class list.

Educational Technology Services

Educational Technology Services

Academic Computing & Media Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of faculty through educational technology and support.  Instructors can evaluate class comprehension or retention of complex material and create an interactive learning experience by polling students using a student response clicker system. This instant feedback enables instructors to tailor lectures to their students’ needs by indicating whether to move forward or review material.  Information about i>clickers and how they work can be found at http://acms.ucsd.edu/faculty/clickers/index.html

Another resource available is CINFO provided by Educational Technology Services. CINFO requests (https://cinfo.ucsd.edu/default.aspx) are submitted by instructors who need non-standard computing resources or facilities for their courses. Such resources include discipline specific and productivity software, web and cloud resources like JupyterHub, WeBWorK, and Google Groups, additional disk space, designated computer lab resources, access to computer labs managed by ITS including door codes, and specialized software (such as ArcGIS, Adobe Suite, language software). There is also a section in the CINFO form where instructors can request resources not currently available.

Podcasting and video streaming options are also available.  More information about podcasting can be found here: http://podcast.ucsd.edu/info/.

Additional resources for faculty through Educational Technology Services include Turnitin (originality checking software), Technology Enhanced Classrooms (includes projectors and document cameras), Computer labs and software (access to ACMS labs with licenses for lots of popular software), and Virtual Computing Labs (access to specialty software from a personal computer, tablet, or smartphone).

Educational Technology Training Calendar - Want to learn more about using educational technology tools in your course?  Click on any class in the calendar to sign up (registration is required due to limited space). You will receive an email confirmation once you are signed up and an email reminder a day before the class. If you don't see a class that works with your schedule, just click here to send us a request for 1-1 training.  See detailed course descriptions

Gradescope

Gradescope

Gradescope (https://www.gradescope.com/) streamlines the tedious parts of grading paper-based, digital, and code assignments while providing insights into how your students are doing.  It supports variable-length assignments (problem sets & projects) as well as fixed-template assignments (worksheets, quizzes, or exams).  In addition it stores all assignments and exams which will be helpful when the department is submitting information for CEPH accreditation.

Upon request to edtech@ucsd.edu, instructors can link their TritonEd course rosters with Gradescope and sync grades from Gradescope with a column in their Grade Centers. Please send this request from your UCSD email address and include the course title. 

Gradescope Bubble Sheet Template - Includes version and questions 1-200

Instructor Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions that aren't answered below?  Contact Gradescope Support: help@gradescope.com

 

Getting Started with Gradescope Online Video Series

Course Management:

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Assignment Workflow:

Gradescope Help Center

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Guest Speaker/Panelist Reserved Parking

Guest Speaker/Panelist Reserved Parking

The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health has 4 reserved parking spaces that can be requested by FMPH course instructors and TAs. These parking spaces are to be used for visitors attending courses, such as guest speakers or panelists.  If you would like to request any or all of the reserved FMPH parking spaces, please send an email request to Dina Rodgers (drodgers@ucsd.edu) and include the following information in the request:

  • FMPH Course
  • Event Title, Day, Time Frame
  • Number of Parking Spaces Requested (1-4)
  • Name of Visitor (if not available, you can use “Guest”)

It is strongly recommended that you submit your request at the beginning of the quarter to ensure the spaces are still available.

If these spaces are already reserved, FMPH Course Instructors and TAs can purchase parking passes using the FMPH Course Index through UCSD Special Events Parking by submitting a Special Events Parking Space Request Form.  These Visitor "V" Reserved spaces are available in the following parking structures:

  • Gilman Parking Structure (map)
  • Hopkins Parking Structure (map)
  • Osler Parking Structure (map)
  • Pangea Parking Structure (map)

Please note, a Special Events Parking Space Request Form must be submitted at least 3 business days before events needing 5 spaces or less or at least 2 calendar weeks before events needing more than 5 spaces.

UCSD Special Events Parking Contact Information
Daytime Phone: (858) 822-2624
Evening Phone: (858) 518-9516

Media Support and Imprints

Media Support and Imprints

For courses on main campus, the Media Services team regularly checks all classroom media equipment to ensure it is working properly and will provide technical assistance to you during your class if you call 858-534-5784 from the phone near the Media Station. Technical assistance is available from 7:30am - 7:30pm Monday through Thursday and 7:30am - 5:30pm on Fridays.  If you need assistance using the installed equipment or Media Station controls, or if you are podcasting for the first time and need information about microphone placement, someone from the Media Services team can meet with you for some hands-on assistance.  Just send an email request to servicedesk@ad.ucsd.edu.

For courses in the School of Medicine, the Health Sciences AudioVisual Services Unit provides prompt, reliable, courteous, and technically-competent service to instructors.  If you need assistance in your classroom please contact them at 858-822-5220.  AV Services operates from 7:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday.  You can also email them at AV-Rooms@ucsd.edu.

For Exam printing instructors have the option to go through Campus Imprints using PrintConnection.  If you don’t yet have an account you will want to create a new account online.  Once you have an account, log into PrintConnection, then select the type of print job you need and click “Begin.”  They do require a minimum of 1 week notice to ensure the exams will be ready in time.  If you wish to have free delivery instead of you or the TA/Reader/UGIA picking up the exams, you will want to include that in the Special Instructions section of the form.  You can also call (858) 534-3020 to confirm the free delivery of your order. 

Instructors and TAs also have the option of using one of the two photocopier/scanner machines in the department.  Please see the Scanner/Photocopier for Public Health Education Programs tab for more information.

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) Accommodations

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) Accommodations 

The Public Health Education Programs are obligated to provide accommodations to every student who provides his or her Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) letter.  Students must present copies of their AFA letters both to their instructors and to the Public Health Student Affairs Office.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OSD department liason Dina Rodgers (drodgers@ucsd.edu).

Please contact the corresponding Student Affairs Staff if you need to reserve a room for a student exam as soon as possible so there is no delay in arranging for accommodations.

  • Bachelor of Science Public Health Undergraduate courses
  • Master in Public Health Graduate courses
  • JDP in Public Health Graduate courses
  • PhD in Biostatistcs Graduate courses

OSD’s recommended syllabus statement regarding OSD accommodations:

https://disabilities.ucsd.edu/supporting/faculty/coursesyllabi.html

Religious Accommodations

Religious Accommodations

It is the policy of the university to make reasonable efforts to accommodate students having bona fide religious conflicts with scheduled examinations by providing alternative times or methods to take such examinations. If a student anticipates that a scheduled examination will occur at a time at which his or her religious beliefs prohibit participation in the examination, the student must submit to the instructor a statement describing the nature of the religious conflict and specifying the days and times of conflict. (http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/front/AcadRegu.html)

  • For final examinations, the statement must be submitted no later than the end of the second week of instruction of the quarter.
  • For all other examinations, the statement must be submitted to the instructor as soon as possible after a particular examination date is scheduled.

If a conflict with the student’s religious beliefs does exist, the instructor will attempt to provide an alternative, equitable examination that does not create undue hardship for the instructor or for the other students in the class.

Reserving Rooms for Review Sessions

Reserving Rooms for Review Sessions 

If you wish to reserve a room outside of your scheduled class time (for instance, for a review session), please send your request at least one week in advance and include the class number, size, and requested date(s) and time(s).  Please note that review session rooms are typically only available in the evenings.

Please contact the corresponding Student Affairs Staff for any requests.

  • Bachelor of Science Public Health Undergraduate courses
  • Master in Public Health Graduate courses
  • JDP in Public Health Graduate courses
  • PhD in Biostatistcs Graduate courses

Scanner/Photocopier for Public Health Education Programs

Scanner/Photocopier for Public Health Education Programs

Two FMPH Department Scanner/Photocopier Machines are available for course Instructors and TAs to use.  The first machine is located in the MTF Building on the second floor (map).  The second machine is located in the Student Affairs Advising Office in University Center 202, suite 400 (map).  A green card and course index is required for use and all files must be in Pdf format (word documents will not be recognized).  The BSPH green card is attached to both machines.  For MPH courses please contact Josh Miller and Rosemarie Subala (mphinfo@ucsd.edu).  Please note, the Scanner/Photocopier Machine located in the Student Affairs Advising Office can only be used with a USB and doesn’t have email capabilities.

Scanner/Photocopier Machine in the MTF Office

Instructors and TAs should email MTF Admin (mtfadmin@ucsd.edu) to schedule time to use the machine located in the MTF Office to ensure availability at the desired time to use the machine. 

Scanner/Photocopier Machine in the Student Affairs Advising Office

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Instructors and TAs should email Dina Rodgers (drodgers@ucsd.edu) to schedule time to use the machine located in the Student Affairs Advising Office to ensure availability and that the office is open at the desired time to use the machine. 

TA, Reader, and UGIA Responsibilities

TA, Reader, and UGIA Responsibilities

A Teaching Assistant (TA) assists in the instruction of a course at the under the supervision of a faculty member. The TA primarily assists the faculty member in charge of the course by conducting discussion or laboratory sections that supplement faculty lectures and by grading assignment and examinations.  A TA may also assist with the development of assignments or exams, hold office hours, and proctor exams, and scribing. In the case of basic language, reading and composition, some other skills building courses, and a few other courses, a TA may lead the class meetings, but as with all other TAs, the general instructional content of the course as well as the official assignment of student grades and decisions on grade appeals are the responsibility of the faculty member in charge of the course.

A Reader assists a course instructor by grading homework, papers, or exams and may also hold office hours to answer students’ questions about such assignments.  Readers may be expected to attend all lecture classes at the discretion of the instructor and should expect to assist with proctoring examinations and scribing. 

One of the important duties assigned is proctoring exams. The instructor and TA/Reader need to meet to discuss what the process and expectations will be for proctoring the exam. For example, how to actively monitor the exam by walking around the room. 

Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice (UGIA) duties will be inclusive of a combination of the following responsibilities, depending on instructor's instructional needs.



  • Throughout the quarter, UGIA should meet with instructor on a regular basis (e.g., weekly) to ensure ongoing communication regarding progress of students and course.


  • Attend all class lectures and instructional meetings.
  • Lead sections or discussions (depending on instructional need). UGIA is expected to have mastery of course material to provide quality services to students during discussions sections or office hours.


  • Hold office hours - minimum of two hours per week.


  • Assist with course preparation (e.g. research articles for use in course, preparation of exam questions, lecture presentations, and photocopying course material).


  • Assist with proctoring examinations, scribing, and grading.

Assigned Hours for TAs: Please keep in mind that a 50% TA can work a maximum of 220 hours for the quarter, cannot work over 40 hours in any one week and cannot work more than 8 hours in any one day.  This applies proportionally for TAs at other appointment percentages (e.g., 25%).  Please see Teaching Assistant (TA) Support for additional information and resources.

Assigned Hours for Readers: Please keep in mind that a Reader is 25% and can work a maximum of 110 hours for the quarter, cannot work over 10 hours in any one week and cannot work more than 8 hours in any one day. 

Assigned Hours for UGIAs: Please keep in mind that a UGIA is 25% and can work a maximum of 110 hours for the quarter, cannot work over 10 hours in any one week and cannot work more than 8 hours in any one day.  Please see Undergraduate Instructional Apprentice (UGIA) Support for additional information and resources.

Textbooks

Textbooks

The Student Affiars Staff can request desk copies for required textbooks for the number of graduate TAs assigned to the course if asked by the instructor of record in advance. 

Course Books 101 Handout

Please contact the corresponding Student Affairs Staff if if you have any questions regarding textbooks.

  • Bachelor of Science Public Health Undergraduate courses
  • Master in Public Health Graduate courses
  • JDP in Public Health Graduate courses
  • PhD in Biostatistcs Graduate courses

Time with Profs Program

Time with Profs Program

The Public Health Education Programs offer the Time with Profs Program for FMPH teaching faculty to provide a meal out with their TAs, Readers, and/or UGIAs one time per quarter.  The deadline to take part in this program is the Tuesday after Final Exams.

Vouchers are available in the Student Affairs Office and are only valid if presented by the instructor.  For outside locations, a max of $16.50 per person can be reimbursed.  

Locations available:

  • UCSD Faculty Club
  • Zanzibar at the Loft
  • Art of Espresso Coffee Cart
  • 64 Degrees Dining Hall
  • 64 North
  • Club Med

Instructors are also more than welcome to take out the teaching team to any location and get reimbursed by submitting the receipt to Dina Rodgers (drodgers@ucsd.edu) for BSPH courses and Josh Miller (j3miller@ucsd.edu) for MPH courses.  A max of $16.50 per person can be reimbursed.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Time with Profs Program is available for one meal or coffee per student with the instructor.  No alcohol can be reimbursed.  If alcohol was purchased, please ask for a separate receipt that does not include the alcohol for reimbursement.

TritonEd

TritonEd

TritonEd, formerly known as "Ted", (https://tritoned.ucsd.edu) is a course management system you can use for your course. You can upload your syllabus, post course content, create a discussion board, and post or email students course reminders and announcements. TritonEd also provides a secure way to post exam grades that only enrolled students can access. If this is your first time using TritonEd please go to https://blink.ucsd.edu/faculty/instruction/tritoned/index.html for additional assistance.  On TritonEd, you will also be able to indicate the names and official UCSD emails of your TAs/Readers as well as what level of access the TAs/Readers should have to the class. This should be done as soon as possible so the TAs/Readers can begin assisting with the class. Upon request to edtech@ucsd.edu, instructors can link their TritonEd course rosters with Gradescope and sync grades from Gradescope with a column in their Grade Centers. Please send this request from your UCSD email address and include the course title.