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Kathy Wirtanen
Administrative, Facility
& Conference Assistant

P:  (540) 464-7361
F: (540) 464-7396

Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

About The Honor Summit

A follow-up to the 2012 VMI Leadership Conference, "Lying, Cheating, and Honor in Americas High Schools, Colleges and Universities" and to the 2013 VMI Honor Conference, "Building & Strengthening Honor Codes: Inspiring Honor and Respect," the 2014 Honor Summit has been designed for college/university honor-system practitioners.

Dan ArielyThe keynote speaker will be Dan Ariely, Ph. D., James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, author of several books, including, “The Honest Truth about Dishonesty.” 

Breakout sessions will feature two tracks, one for students and another for faculty. Within each track, the agenda will offer several discussion topics, aiming for groups of 8 – 12 participants. Anticipated topics include:
• Gaining honor code buy-in from student and faculty
• What constitutes just counsel for the accused?
• Impact of social media on an honor system
• Appointment of honor court/council members
• International students and an honor code
• Methods for formal assessment of an honor system
• Mental health and reputation of the accused
• Role of the faculty advisor

Evan B. Behrle, ‘14, Chair, Executive Committee, University of Virginia, and Mark C. Weston (M.Div.), Assistant Director of Student Conduct, The College of William & Mary, will each give remarks about the recent honor code reforms at their institutions.