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 have seen increased academic misconduct when we switched to online classes.

It is important to remember that the primary goal for students is to learn and do not sabotage this learning by cheating or the easy way. For this reason, everyone involved in education should share experiences and strategies that help to promote a culture of academic integrity, and a good way to do this is by participating in conferences and events to learn more about this topic.

This year, Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) will hold the ninth edition of the Academic Integrity Congress, which has been titled "Integrity: a constant challenge." This event will be held on October 7th and 8th in a 100% virtual format.

With the effort and support of the sponsors, it has been possible for this edition to be free of charge, with the only objective of reaching more teachers, students and administrators of the educational institutions for secondary and higher education.

The congress will have a large program with expert speakers in academic integrity from different universities around the world, as well as members of the International Center for Academic Integrity and the European Network for Academic Integrity.

To name a few, we will be joined by Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton, from University of Calgary in Canadá, Dr. Rubén Comas-Forgas from Universidad de las Islas Baleares in Spain, Dr. Zeenath Khan from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, Dr. Camilla Roberts, from Kansas State University in United States, among others.

With a capacity for a limited number of participants, this year edition is expected to receive about 3000 attendees, sure that each of them will receive valuable information and innovative strategies to implement in their institutions to continue fostering academic integrity.

We will be delighted to have you join us. Here is the link for you to learn more and register:

https://www.udem.edu.mx/es/institucional/eventos/9deg-congreso-de-integridad-academica          or Click Here and use the translator in the upper right hand corner.