Integrity Matters

An ICAI Blog providing the latest insights about academic integrity

 


 

Durante años he escuchado una duda continua entre mis estudiantes: cómo incluir la voz propia en sus trabajos. Una duda que no me resulta extraña porque también la he experimentado. Buscando opciones para ayudarles, más allá de repetirles lo valioso de los ensayos de argumentación como ejercicio, recordé algo que suelo hacer con una finalidad distinta, pero que podía funcionar. En los borradores de mis investigaciones acostumbro utilizar diferentes colores en las fuentes, para identificar su origen. Me ha ayudado para que en lo que redacto haya inclusión de perspectivas, tanto por género, como por la geografía donde se originan. Lo que inició con mis citas y referencias se volvió en la estrategia que mejores resultados me ha dado para ayudar a mis estudiantes para identifi...

To share experiences and strategies to promote academic integrity, Universidad de Monterrey in collaboration with Universidad EAFIT from Colombia, Universidad Panamericana, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Tecnológico de Monterrey and endorsed by the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) and the European Network of Academic Integrity (ENAI). held the 9th Academic Integrity Conference "Integrity: a constant challenge" this past October 7 and 8.

This event was completely online and had the participation of more than 1000 attendees from around the world, including Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Canada, Panama, Argentina, United States, Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Australia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, South Korea, Italy, Turkey, among ot...

Langara College is pleased to announce a new, open-access toolkit designed to provide a broad array of academic integrity resources for educators titled: "Encouraging Academic Integrity Through a Preventative Framework” (2020).  This project is a collabo...

Academic Integrity Campaign

Since the transition to online learning in March 2020 at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Langara College was witness to a common trend among post-secondary institutions at this time: a massive increase in academic integrity concerns and reports of academic integrity violations occurring due to a variety of factors. The College saw a 40% increase in reported cases between 2019 and 2020, with one department actually seeing a 300% increase in reported incidents in 2020 (from 64 to 279).

The college worked fast to develop resources for both students and faculty who were feeling overwhelmed before working to develop a coordinated campaign dedicated to addressing academic integrity knowledge and resources among faculty, st...

The Assiniboine Learning Commons and Academic Integrity Advisory Committee are excited to present a week of professional development opportunities. The sessions are designed to cover the four recommendations made by the Quality Assurance Agency (2020) and others in regards to academic integrity: education about academic integrity, prevention and reduction of academic misconduct, identification of academic misconduct, and administration of related policies and procedures. The sessions align with the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating, the Manitoba Academic Integrity Network Speaker Series, as well as the declarations of many provincial organizations that October 18-22 is Academic Integrity Week in Canada.

On October 18th, Library Technician/Academic ...

In an article about academic integrity workshops designed for those working in Australian higher education, Curtis et al. (2021) provide an inspirational blueprint for an international audience. In the article, they specify that academic integrity workshops would be most appropriately facilitated by “educators who have been immersed in the subject for many years, both practically and theoretically, and those who have themselves actively researched the topic” (p.11). In doing so, these workshops would help participants create “shared understandings and devise solutions”, an opportunity to “share and discuss key concerns”, and a platform to “relieve anxieties about their inability to ‘fix’ the problem” (p.4). Finally, the authors present research showing how workshops ...

The challenges of education today are presented with greater frequency and complexity, and when we talk about academic integrity, it is no exception. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, all online educational processes were accelerated, something we previously thought would take a lot longer to implement. And when we were convinced that we were on a good path towards building a culture of academic integrity in the classrooms, establishing regulations and policies, promoting assessment and learning strategies, our students discovered new ways to find “shortcuts” to carry out their activities and tests.

It is no secret how hard teachers and educational institutions have worked to find new ways to promote academic integrity and discourage dishonesty. Unfortunately, we ha...

If you've been on Twitter over the last few days, you may have seen the news about researchers and their unethical conduct. Here are some examples:

In a tongue-in-cheek piece of irony, dishonesty researcher Dan Ariely has been accused of lying in his research into the positive influence of honor statements at the start of insurance forms. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, "...the numbers in the study in question appear to have been fabricated." Dr. Ariely's response - that he does not remember how the data was collected and that he failed to test for irregularities - seems woefully inadequate. As The Chronicle...

In the summer of 2020-21 two undergraduate students examined the publicly available web content of five commonly used ‘Buy, sell, trade’ file-sharing websites as part of a supervised short-term research project. This research aimed to improve understanding of the characteristic features of such file-sharing services which in turn can create potential ethical challenges for students and have implications for higher education institutions.

 

Research Approach

To find the most popular file-sharing services used by students, the principal supervisor (CS) asked members of the Australian Nati...

How much cheating is happening at our institutions? Is it increasing as a result of recent changes to online learning? Are students changing the ways that they break the rules? What changes will be most effective in improving academic integrity? ICAI members understand the importance of having data that addresses these questions.

A team of researchers affiliated with ICAI has created a survey of students’ attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors regarding academic integrity. Building on research by ICAI founder Don McCabe, the new survey includes questions about students' cheating behaviors, the morality of cheating, their understanding of their peers’ attitudes, and perceptions about their institution’s responses to cheating. There will be a special focus on contract cheating an...