Quincy College on Wednesday hosted a presentation and book signing by Dr. David Callahan, author of "The Cheating Culture: What More Americans are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead."
His text is the primary text of this year's Quincy College Common Reader Project 2012-2013, in which the college picks one book for the entire campus to read.
In addition to the keynote presentation by the author, each semester there are events, such as brown-bag lunch discussions, and in-class assignments which further integrate the Common Reader Project into all facets of the community.
According to college officials, the purpose of the program is to encourage academic discussion and intellectual engagement surrounding a specific topic each year. This year's topic is integrity.
“We are pleased to have David Callahan give the inaugural lecture for the Common Reader program. His book has helped our first year students and the entire college community to articulate what a culture of integrity, at Quincy and beyond, should look like,” says Dr. Henry Rubin, Dean of Liberal Arts at Quincy College.
Dr. David Callahan is co-founder of Demos, a public policy institute based in New York City where he is a Senior Fellow. His book inspired the website CheatingCulture.com.
Since publishing "The Cheating Culture," David has appeared at colleges and universities around the country to discuss issues of ethics and academic integrity. He has also spoken to numerous business groups and appeared on dozens of television and radio programs to comment on high-profile scandals in sports, business, and academia.
Additional information about David and his work can be found at http://www.cheatingculture.com.