Restorative Justice and Academic Integrity


Oct 19 2021 • 46 mins

In today’s episode, Dr. Bheda interviews Dr. James Earl Orr Jr., a senior higher education administrator who currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Center for Academic Integrity. Dr. Orr discusses the principles of restorative justice and the educational benefits that can be realized when they are applied to situations involving academic misconduct.

Listen in as Dr. Bheda and Dr. Orr explore:

  • Principles of restorative justice and benefits for higher education
  • Detriments of one-size-fits-all sanctions
  • Disadvantages of too-stringent and too-lenient sanctions
  • Issues with courtroom-style academic integrity hearings
  • Conducting restorative, learning-centered conversations with students
  • Fostering a culture of honesty, integrity, and engaged learning
  • Centralized implementation and facilitation of restorative practices
  • Student involvement in policy development and peer-to-peer mediation