Integrity Matters

An ICAI Blog

providing the latest insights about academic integrity


Celebrating a Small Win
Tricia Bertram Gallant | October 22, 2018

We achieved some small wins on our 3rd international day of action against contract cheating providers. We had our largest number of registered institutions since we started the DOA in 2016 – 88 institutions in total. And these participants were global …

Why We Stand By In the Face of Cheating
Tricia Bertram Gallant | October 15, 2018

On Wednesday of this week, ICAI will host its 3rd International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating. The purpose of the day is to share one day, around the world, where every educational institution will stand up and speak out against contract chea …

Topics: Blog, Research
Updating the Academic Integrity Policy at Your Institution (Part II)
Christian Moriarty | October 10, 2018

In this second edition within my blog series on academic integrity policy, I want to address three common questions that arise when developing or revising institutional policies and procedures. Are we going to have a Zero-Tolerance approach to cheating …

Spotlight: Kansas State’s Development & Integrity Course
Camilla Roberts | October 1, 2018

For the blog post this week, I asked Dr. Camilla Roberts, Kansas State University, to describe the Development & Integrity Course that many K-State students take after a violation of academic integrity. The course has existed since 2000 and provide …

Topics: Blog, Spotlight
Using Mobile Technology to Educate Students about Academic Integrity
Amanda McKenzie | September 24, 2018

Helping students understand academic integrity (AI) and how it applies to them is a difficult task. How do you engage students to learn about a topic they either think they know or one that they think doesn’t apply to them (i.e., they’ll never break th …

Topics: Blog, Spotlight
The Nexus of Academic Integrity and Accreditation
Carol Coman | September 17, 2018

The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) is an oversight organization serving higher education, globally.   The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a United States (U.S.) based, non-governm …

Topics: Blog, Editorial
Taking a Stand Against Contract Cheating
Tricia Bertram Gallant | September 10, 2018

A colleague (Phil Newton) recently published an article in Frontiers in Education that has received a lot of press. “Students worldwide pay to cheat” and “1 in 7 college students pay people to write essays” are just two example headlines. The issue at …

Excel with Integrity
Tricia Bertram Gallant | September 3, 2018

As we wrap up Labor Day weekend, we also wrap up the summer. Many schools and campuses are back in session already, while others will begin in September. At this time of the year, it is a good time to reflect on the question – what is the main message …

Topics: Blog, Visual
Fake News, Truth & the Higher Education Imperative
Tricia Bertram Gallant | August 29, 2018

Fake news. This phrase is ubiquitous in traditional and contemporary media. It is, according to the Washington Post, regularly tweeted out by the US President and its use has spread globally as a weapon against not only free press but democracy. Just r …

Topics: Blog, News
We Don’t Have a Cheating Problem
David Rettinger | August 20, 2018

Is there a lot of cheating on our campus?  What’s a lot of cheating, anyway? Do students not know, or not care?  Is the internet making things worse? If you had asked these questions in the 1980’s, you might have received an answer, but it would have b …

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