Paul Cronon of Walton College received the ICAI Lifetime Achievement Award

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Paul Cronon received the ICAI Lifetime Achievement Award for his long work in creating a campus culture that values ​​academic integrity in the U of A and beyond.

International Center for Academic Integrity Paul Cronon presented the ICAI Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to Academic Integrity. At the annual ICAI Conference earlier this month, Sam M. Cronan was honored by MD Mathews Endowed Professor, Director of Graduate Programs, Department of Information Systems, Walton College of Business.

Cronin was recognized with the ICAI’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor for his long-term work in creating a campus culture that values ​​academic integrity. His research, published works, volunteerism, and guidance have initiated and nurtured a moral culture in the U of A and beyond.

“This is a wonderful honor that really deserves,” said Chris Bryson, executive director of the Office of Academic Initiatives and Integrity at the U.A. “Dr. Cronin’s service and commitment over the past 40 years have been instrumental in developing the unique approach of the University of Arkansas to addressing nationally and internationally recognized academic integrity over the years.”

At the U of A, Cronin was instrumental in designing and implementing the University’s Academic Integrity Policy (Co-Chair):

  • An Academic Integrity and Code of Student Code Committee (Chair, Co-Chair)
  • Faculty Senate Supervision
  • Academic Integrity Monitors in each college
  • All University Academic Integrity Board (Chair)
  • Office of Academic Initiatives and Integrity (Consultant)
  • Centralized approach to reporting and approving

Cronon is the co – founder of the Valley Cords Teaching and Faculty Support Center (TFSC), which focuses on teaching and learning on campus. Academic integrity is a point of emphasis on faculty orientation and ongoing events held each year through TFSC.

“Dr. Cronon has made significant contributions to his service, leadership, teaching, research, and program development,” said Rajeev Saberwall, Edwin & Carly Bradbury Chair and Chair of the Department of Information Systems. “One common theme across these streams is his infinite and strong commitment and enduring contributions to academic integrity and ethics. Based on my own 34 years as a faculty member, I can not think of a person more deserving of the ICAI Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Cronin’s positive influence on academic integrity extends beyond the university to a number of publications. Journal of Business Ethics, Ethics & Behavior, Journal of Information Systems Education, Communications of ACM, Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, Industrial Management and Data Systems, Journal of Administration And Information and Management. He has also presented at several ICAI conferences.

Cronon holds a doctorate in Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters Degree in Economics from South Dakota State University and a degree in Computer Science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.

About ICAI: The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) was established in 1992 to combat fraud, plagiarism and academic dishonesty in higher education. It has expanded its mission to foster cultures of integrity in academic communities around the world. ICAI’s core beliefs focus on six basic values ​​of academic integrity: honesty, trust, justice, respect, responsibility, and courage.

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