Integrity Matters

An ICAI Blog

providing the latest insights about academic integrity


“High-tech spy glasses could catch UAE’s exam cheats in the act” – – rhetoric gone wrong?
Zeenath Khan | January 27, 2020

A recent research study published and then highlighted by local media in the UAE brings about a series of concerns for research, teaching and learning. I often begin my cyber ethics course with a famous yet simple scenario: imagine a three-lane, brand …

Topics: Blog, News
What We Can Learn from Baseball’s Sudden Integrity Crisis
Joseph F. Brown | January 21, 2020

Professional baseball, the nation’s cherished pastime, is- right now, today- in the midst of an integrity crisis. For those of us who work to promote integrity in our classrooms and institutions, the parallels are unmistakable. We can learn a lot by wa …

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In the News: When the Parent Facilitates Contract Cheating
Tricia Bertram Gallant | December 16, 2019

Read all about it! California parent charged with “one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud” because she paid a firm $9,000 to take “an individual online class” for her son. I’ve previously written about the actions that Australia, England, New Zea …

In the News: The Teachability of Ethics
Courtney Cullen | December 10, 2019

A new article by Kowaleski, Sutherland, and Vetter (2019) examines the teachability of ethics in business. Looking at data from financial analysts, the authors concluded that investment advisers passing the licensing exam–Series 66–with “more rules a …

Topics: Blog, News, Research
News you can use: Recent Research, Policy, and Practice
Ceceilia Parnther | November 12, 2019

The week’s blog post features brief summaries of selected news items, publications, and programming on academic integrity over the last month. Each item was selected for its timeliness and relevance to the goals of the blog. I encourage you to explore …

Are You Addressing the Problem?
Courtney Cullen | October 8, 2019

The cheating dilemma. To Faculty, reporting a case of academic dishonesty may seem like an ineffective time sink, but students see this as something to exploit. Some instructors believe that they have created a course where students are unable to cheat …

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