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Despite the plethora of research on academic misconduct, academic dishonesty, cheating and plagiarism, the effect of academic integrity culture remains a significant concern. Thus, this study focuses on the perceptions of EFL academics in the United States towards academic integrity culture. This study was designed as a qualitative case study and involved online semi-structured interviews with 10 participants who teach EFL graduate courses in a public university. The results indicate that EFL graduate academics in the United States paid much attention to academic integrity and taught some courses in their syllabuses which are related to academic integrity and its importance in the academic field. Based on interviews findings, it was concluded that the EFL academics included some discussions and presentations regarding academic integrity into their classrooms in order to raise awareness especially for the learners in the graduate level. Findings also have implications for Turkey, suggesting that academics and researchers in Turkey should use and give more significance to academic integrity culture.
Academic integrity culture, perceptions, EFL academics, United States