MB Ogawa

CIS 720 Seminar – A Talk on Developing an Ethos of Academic Integrity with Automated Systems

Please join us at the CIS 720 Seminar tomorrow — Monday, March 1 (4:30p-5:30p HST) for a talk about library resources by Michael-Brian Ogawa on “Developing an ethos of academic integrity with automated systems”.

Title: Developing an ethos of academic integrity with automated systems


Academic honesty is a serious concern for many educators in higher education institutions. The rise of access to information via the Internet increased student temptation and ability to copy content into work increased at a high rate, where the International Center for Academic Integrity reported astounding statistics for academic honesty issues based on survey data from 2002 to 2015. Of the 71,300 undergraduate respondents, 39% admitted to cheating on tests, 62% admitted to cheating on written assignments and 68% cheated on either tests or written work. Approximately 17,000 graduate students responding to the same survey, where 17% admitting to cheating on tests, 40% admitted cheating on written assignments and 42% admitted cheating on tests or written assignments.

This talk will include the development and implementation of an automated academic honesty on-line system to combat plagiarism and create an ethos of academic integrity. It includes its initial implementation, expansion to K-12 schools and higher education libraries, and international collaborative implementation. The speaker will also discuss research and implementation partnerships strategies.


MB Ogawa, Associate Specialist in Information and Computer Sciences. He served as a faculty specialist in the ICS department for over a decade, where he established and manages peer mentoring programs and distance learning infrastructure. His Ph.D. is in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Hawaii.