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International Students Reported for Academic Integrity Violations: Demographics, Retention, and Graduation

  • 1. University of California, San Diego, USA


How many international students are reported for academic integrity
violations (AIV), what are their demographics, and how do AIV sanctions
affect their retention and/or graduation? Descriptive statistical analyses
showed that the number of internationals reported for AIVs at an American
West Coast public university increased almost six-fold between academic
years 2009–10 and 2013–14. However, that number represented less than
7.5% of these students’ total enrollment. Among reported ones,
undergraduates outnumbered graduate students, males outnumbered
females, Chinese outnumbered other nationalities, Economics majors
outnumbered other majors, and the most common AIV was exam
misconduct. More than half who were reported and suspended for AIVs
graduated and/or were retained. These findings’ administrative, policy, and
theoretical implications are discussed.


ISSN: 2162-3104 Print/ ISSN: 2166-3750 Online Volume 7, Issue 3 (2017), pp. 644-669 © Journal of International Students


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