The project will look at the role teacher immediacy plays in the rapport established in the classroom environment between teachers and students that might serve as either a mitigating or aggravating influence on academic dishonesty, specifically cheating. Thus far there has been extremely limited work exploring the nexus between these two potentially interrelated behaviors.
The proposal is to combine teaching and research surrounding the concept of civic engagement. More specifically, we intend to integrate our curriculum, develop training workshops, foster scholarship, assess our students’ learning outcomes, and develop new courses. The communication discipline is well positioned to assume a leadership role in the civic and political engagement movement.