2022 International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating

October 19, 2022

It's never too early to start planning ahead to this year's International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating (IDoA) which falls on Wednesday, October 19th. This year our theme is: IDoA 2022: Addressing Contract Cheating and Beyond in the New Learning Environment. We will be focussing on how each of us has a role to play in supporting academic integrity. 

We would like to ramp up our awareness of this day on a global scale and invite all faculty, students and staff to reach out and join us. Dr. Mary Davis, Oxford Brookes University, UK has collected a number of useful resources for faculty members and educational institutions. Here is a list of IDoA activities, IDoA related news items about academic integrity and long term impact, as well as IDoA recommended teaching resources. See below what we did last year for this event and review the resource guide for holding your own IDoA activities.

Register using the form to the side to let us know what you will be doing for IDoA! We encourage people around the world to use these hashtags as you prepare and mark the day of action: #excelwithintegrity #myownwork.


2021 International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating draws worldwide participation

The 6th annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating saw over 182 registrants participate from all over the world such as the UK, Austria, Ireland, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria, Peru, Colombia, Canada, Mexico, U.S.A., Australia and New Zealand. Registrants stated that they planned on recognizing this day by running poster or video contests, virtual pledges, social media campaigns, escape rooms, and other awareness-raising events. 

An International Organizing Committee consisting of: Irene Glendinning (Coventry University), Sue Hackett (Quality and Qualifications Ireland), Zeenath Khan (University of Wollongong Dubai), Thomas Lancaster (Imperial College London), Amanda McKenzie (University of Waterloo), Jennie Miron (Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning), and Evangeline Litsa Mourelatos (recently retired from Deree, the American College of Greece) met regularly months in advance of Oct. 20 to coordinate events to mark this day. 

Evangeline Litsa Mourelatos oversaw an International Students Steering Committee (ISSC) that included over 17 students from around the world. She worked with these students to prepare an online game that can be used to educate people about contract cheating, to create promotional ads, photos and videos as well as a pre-event webinar co-moderated with Irene Glendinning, and she also moderated a live webinar event on the International Day of Action.

An expert presentation featuring Dr. Thomas Lancaster and special guest panelists: Sarah Eaton (Canada), Rowena Harper (Australia), Zeenath Khan (UAE), and Billy Kelly (Ireland) was broadcast on Oct. 20. Click here to view

A student Meme Contest was also held. The first-place winning submission can be viewed here.

 Download the IDOA Resource Guide


Learn more about contract cheating.

In 2020, the ICAI took an important step and put out a press release Statement Against Contract Cheating to raise awareness of this issue.