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Dean of Students office welcomes new academic integrity program director

Sarah Wilson is the new director of the academic integrity program in the Office of the Dean of Students.

Wilson has two main goals for the program.

“I will provide outreach experiences that let students reflect on how to ‘learn by doing’ and consider, or reconsider, their own learning engagement,” she said. “Second, I will offer students in the academic misconduct process the opportunity to take accountability, reflect on growth mindsets, and reject learning-preventive behaviors, like cheating.”

For almost a decade, Wilson taught English in 6-12 grades, and most recently taught English as a new language and degree-seeking preparation for multilingual students at College of Western Idaho.

Wilson said her dedication to public education springs from her life-long attendance to public institutions, starting in her hometown of Rockford, Illinois, including her a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master or arts degree in English from Boise State. While at Boise State, she was also a graduate writing instructor and a Writing Center tutor.

“I am dedicated to public education,” she said. “At every level and for every single learner.”

In her free time, Wilson enjoys hiking in the foothills with her partner of 12 years, practicing yoga, reading creative nonfiction, and making dinners with family and friends.