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2023 International Day of Action For Academic Integrity

October 18, 2023

 Flyer for IDoA 2023 rev

You may CLICK HERE or the image above to save or print the poster. Student contest details below.


International Day of Action for Academic Integrity 2023

Use the "Sign up for the 2023 IDoA!" form to join us and let us know how your institution will observe the day. We have changed the name to the 'International Day of Action For Academic Integrity' as we want to positively promote academic integrity going forward. This year's theme is "Championing academic integrity in the age of AI." This theme connects the need for staff and students to champion academic integrity in their institutions and beyond, and the current situation with AI (Artificial Intelligence) which is having a profound effect on Higher Education. We encourage you to get involved in the day and are planning pre-events and events for 2023, which will be free and open to all online. The Faculty Planning Group is also preparing resources to teach and promote academic integrity in the age of AI, which will be shared here. 


October 4: 2023 IDoA Pre-Event Discussions of AI and Teaching Resources

Coordinated by Rachel Gorjup, University of Toronto, Mississagua, Canada & Jennie Miron, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, Canada

These sessions will start on Wednesday 4 October 2pm ET (7pm UK). Translation available. Confirm times for your time zone HERE.

During these sessions we will discuss:

  • A Statement on Artificial Intelligence, written by our Canadian National Consortium (ICAI-Canada) will be shared and examples provided for statement recommendations.
  • Student Working Group will present created materials for the IDoA (social media campaign highlighting how making the decision to cheat can have large impacts and an artificial intelligence resource sheet), and highlight the international collaboration to create these materials.
  • Present teaching resources for IDoA.
  • Preview the events for IDoA.

2:00-2:10pm ET 

IDoA Introduction (Dr. Mary Davis, 2023 IDoA Co-Chair) 

2:10-3:00pm ET 

Academic Integrity in a Generative AI Landscape: Perspectives from ICAI Canada (ICAI Canada) 

3:00-3:45pm ET 

Championing Academic Integrity: An International Collaboration (Representatives from the IDoA Student Working Group) 

3:45-4:00pm ET 

Closing Remarks: IDoA Teaching Resources, IDoA Student Contest, Preview of October 18th IDoA Events (Dr. Mary Davis and Rachel Gorjup, 2023 IDoA Co-Chairs) 

Register for Oct 4 Pre-IDoA Webinar

2023 Teaching Resources


October 18: 2023 IDoA Event Sessions

Coordinated by Mary Davis, Oxford Brookes University, UK & Rachel Gorjup, University of Toronto, Mississagua, Canada.

These sessions will start on Wednesday 18 October 8am UK (3am ET). All times below are UK time. Translation available. Confirm times for your time zone HERE.

All sessions are FREE. When registering, please take a moment to review the schedule and check off which sessions you plan to attend.


 Register for Oct 18 IDoA Sessions 

IDoA sessions in UK time


Introduction to IDoA - events, resources, inclusion

Dr Mary Davis, Co-chair, International Day of Action 

This session will open the International Day of Action for Academic Integrity, highlight the events and resources for the day and explain the focus on including everyone in the conversation.


Academic integrity, AI, cheating sites and assessment: students, have you read the terms and conditions?

Prof Ann Rogerson, University of Wollongong, Australia

This session will raise your awareness of the personal data/privacy aspects of AI and cheating sites, and what ‘extra’ information you are giving them, as well as highlighting the importance of reading the assessment requirements.


What do PhD students think about AI? (A New Zealand perspective)

Sheryll McIntosh, University of Auckland, New Zealand and PhD students, facilitator 

This session will involve a panel of PhD students who will be discussing the burning questions surrounding use of AI in their studies and lives, with a staff facilitator


Championing academic integrity in the age of AI: panel of students based in Australia, Nigeria, UK and Argentina

Dr Mary Davis, Oxford Brookes University, Claudia Gottwald,  University of Adelaide, Emilienne Akpan, American University of Nigeria, and student champions 

Our panel features passionate and dedicated university student champions from the United Kingdom, Australia, Argentina and Nigeria, who will share their unique perspectives on the critical theme of academic integrity in the era of Artificial Intelligence. Hear firsthand experiences and perspectives from students who are on the front lines of maintaining academic integrity and gain a global perspective that will enrich your understanding of the challenges and solutions.


Truths and Myths about academic integrity and AI - Menti discussion

Dr Jamie Cawthra, Bloomsbury Institute, London, UK

This interactive session using Menti explores how students and staff can communicate expectations around AI to one another - online, hybrid, in-person and in large groups. Join in for the full experience!


A Fireside Chat: Student partnerships for academic integrity policy and interactive oral assessment in the age of AI

Dr Monica Ward and Student Union Vice President Academic Life, Eoin Crossen, Dublin City University, Ireland

Can students as partners really have input into the formation of a university's academic integrity policy?  Do interactive oral assessments really work to counter academic misconduct in the age of AI?  What is the role of belonging in interactive orals?  This fireside chat with a Dean of Teaching and Learning and the Student Union Vice President for Academic Life reflects on these questions. 


Thomas and Irene in conversation about academic integrity in 2023

Dr Thomas Lancaster, Imperial College London and Dr Irene Glendinning, Coventry University, UK

Join Irene and Thomas as they discuss the developments in the academic integrity world that they've seen and been involved with over the past year, including their response to the wide availability of generative AI systems. 


How can academic staff support each other to increase academic integrity? A conversation

Dr Liz Newton, London South Bank University, UK

This session will consider the ways academic staff can help to reduce breaches of academic integrity, followed by a discussion where the audience can share knowledge about encouraging best practice.


Ethical implementation of AI in the process of academic writing

Dr Salim Razi and Burcu Özge Razı, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey 

This session will provide hints about the possible ethical implementation of AI tools in academic writing classes via the Anonymous Multi-mediated Writing Model


AI isn’t just AI: discussion

Emma Duke-Williams, University of Dundee, and Laura Lane, Brock University, Canada

The impact of Artificial Intelligence has skewed the view (at least in the press) of Academic Integrity, but as we know, there is far more to Academic Integrity. We’ll talk about all the other aspects of AI that both students and staff need to be aware of, and ideas for enabling the whole community to support students to study with integrity.  This is very much an open discussion, for students and faculty to share their thoughts.


Navigating social media responsibly and avoiding cheating traps: Staff and student discussion 

Student planning group, moderated by Rachel Gorjup, University of Toronto, Dr Jennie Miron, Humber College Canada, Dr Mary Davis, Oxford Brookes University

The staff and student presenters will discuss strategies for students to navigate social media carefully and be aware of the kinds of cheating practices that are promoted through social media.


Responsibilities with GenAI - student panel discussion (a UAE perspective and beyond)

Dr Zeenath Reza Khan, students from University of Wollongong in Dubai, others

Personal responsibilities in using genAI seems to be the topic of discussion, asking students or faculty to be responsible for fact-checking data, maintaining transparency in use and research, and mitigating bias. However, institutions carry a fair share of responsibilities involving establishing clear guidelines for genAI content, promoting diversity and inclusion, fostering an environment that encourages ethical AI research. This panel discussion seeks to navigate these complexities, elucidating avenues for constructive conversations that can effectively cultivate a safe and thriving academic ecosystem.


Framework for the Ethical Use of AI

Dr Brenda McDermott, University of Calgary, Canada

This session will present a framework for evaluating different AI interfaces as learning tools and encourage participants to consider how AI can be a site of active learning.


Reflections on academic integrity, AI and the Day of Action

Dr Tricia Bertram Gallant, University of San Diego, Board Member Emeritus, International Center for Academic Integrity

In 2008, I proposed that we should stop asking "how do we stop students from cheating" and start asking "how do we ensure students are learning?". Now, 15 years later with Generative AI in the mix, this focus on learning is even more important. In this session, I'll talk about drawing on courage to change the way we teach, learn and assess in the era of GenAI.


Student voices: reflections on academic integrity in the age of AI (A Latin American perspective) - session in Spanish

Dr Luz Godina and Lucy Puente and students from UDEM, Tech de Monterrey, Universidad Panamericana (Mexico) and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 

In this session, students will discuss their questions and concerns about the ethical use of artificial intelligence for studying and learning.

This session will be in Spanish with translation available.


Use of AI by students and researchers: the potential legal issues. A conversation between legal experts

Dr Benjamin Liu, University of Auckland, New Zealand and Kim Pettigrew, University of New South Wales, Australia

The session will explore the legal implications surrounding the use of AI by students and researchers, discussing issues such as data privacy, intellectual property rights, and other considerations.


Universal Design for Learning in academic integrity

Dr Jessica Kalra, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

In this session we will discuss how the UDL framework can be used to cultivate a culture of Academic Integrity by focussing on creating equitable and inclusive learning environments.


Final thoughts on Championing Academic Integrity in the age of AI and the International Day of Action

Dr Mary Davis and Rachel Gorjup, co-chairs

The co-chairs will round up the International Day of Action events and discuss highlights from the day.


*AI=Artificial Intelligence

All times above are UK time. Confirm times for your time zone HERE.


Register for Oct 18 IDoA Sessions


Student Contests:

The International Center of Academic Integrity (ICAI) is sponsoring the 8th International Day of Action (IDoA) for Academic Integrity (note name change this year). This year we have a student creativity contest!

Theme: Championing academic integrity in the age of AI

Student Creativity Contest.

The purpose of the contest is for students to make a creative submission on the theme of ‘Championing academic integrity in the age of AI’ to other students.

Possible creative submissions include:

  • poster
  • short video
  • poem
  • short article
  • t-shirt design
  • photograph
  • blog post
  • recipe

Thinking about creating a submission?

  • Does your submission make people think about academic integrity?
  • Does it encourage others to champion integrity (i.e., in their personal, academic, and professional life)?
  • Does it link to the theme of championing academic integrity in the age of AI (Artificial Intelligence)?
  • Have you read and understood the terms and conditions below?

Winners will be announced approximately two weeks following the Oct 18th, 2023 contest deadline.


The International Day of Action for Academic Integrity planning committee for 2023 is made up of the following members:

Co-leads: Mary Davis, Oxford Brookes University, UK and Rachel Gorjup, University of Toronto, Canada

  • Emilienne Akpan, American University of Nigeria, Nigeria
  • Stephen Bunbury, University of Westminster, UK
  • Irene Glendinning, Coventry University, UK
  • Sue Hackett, Quality and Qualifications Ireland, Ireland
  • Luz Herlinda Godina Silva, University of Monterrey, Mexico
  • Zeenath Khan, University of Wollongong Dubai, UAE
  • Thomas Lancaster, Imperial College London, UK 
  • Jennie Miron, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada
  • Iryna Pavlova, Sheridan College, Canada
  • Lucila Puente Cruz, Tec de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Cheryle Snead-Greene, Prairie View A&M University, US   

If you have questions about the International Day of Action this year, please email the co-lead Mary Davis .


See More About Past IDoA Events HERE