Integrity Matters

An ICAI Blog

providing the latest insights about academic integrity


Editors-for-Hire
Tricia Bertram Gallant | January 7, 2019

Recently I’ve become fascinated by what appears to be a rapidly growing industry operating alongside the Contract Cheating industry on the outskirts of formal education – “Editors-for-Hire”. The Editors-for-Hire industry serves undergraduate and gradua …

Topics: Blog, Editorial
A New Years Thank You!
Tricia Bertram Gallant | December 27, 2018

This week and next, many of us around the world celebrate holidays, as well as several endings and beginnings, most notably the ending of 2018 and the beginning of 2019. In honor of these celebrations (and hopefully some time off!), the Integrity Matte …

Topics: Blog, Editorial
Updating the Academic Integrity Policy at Your Institution (Part III)- Standards of Review
Christian Moriarty | December 17, 2018

Editors Note: Although this post is based on American law, I argue the post has international implications because the legal principles that Christian presents reflect ICAI’s own fundamental values – fairness, responsibility, trustworthiness, respect a …

Strengthen Integrity & Combat Corruption in Higher Education
Tricia Bertram Gallant | December 5, 2018

I am writing this blog post as I sit in a hotel in Budva, Montenegro attending a meeting sponsored by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe. I was invited as an academic integrity expert by the Council of …

Topics: Blog, Spotlight
Excelling with Integrity: A Contest Spotlight
Tricia Bertram Gallant | November 27, 2018

NOTE: the featured image to the left is the 2018 Excel with Integrity contest winner by Yumi Lin. At the University of California, San Diego, we try to honor and celebrate integrity. We do this in an attempt to counter the often negative way in which p …

Tejiendo redes de integridad en América Latina (Building Networks of Integrity in Latin America)
Nathalia Franco Pérez | November 20, 2018

Editor’s Note: in honor of our international status, ICAI is committed to publishing blog posts in languages other than English.  ______________________ Cuando en el 2011 fui por primera vez a un congreso organizado por el Centro Internacional de integ …

ICAI Annual Conference Update
Camilla Roberts | November 12, 2018

The ICAI Annual Conference is less than 120 days away (March 8-10, 2019).  We have extended the early bird registration deadline until Nov. 21, 2018. Register online at https://academicintegrity.org/2019-conference/. Here are few updates about the conf …

Are Robots Teaching our Students? Universities Grapple with the Implementation and Ethical Use of Software that Helps Detect Plagiarism
James Orr | November 7, 2018

AUTHORSHIP NOTE: This piece was co-authored by Dr. James Orr and Dr. Jessica Beckett. Dr. Beckett is the Director of the Harvey Knowledge Center at Radford University A twenty-first century education is mediated by technology in countless ways. Student …

Bystander Intervention Training (BIT) at UC San Diego
Tricia Bertram Gallant | October 29, 2018

Two weeks ago, I talked about the Bystander effect and how it contributes to the spread of cheating and contract cheating. This week, I’d like to spotlight what we are doing at UC San Diego to train people to stand up and speak out for integrity. Our B …

Topics: Blog, Spotlight
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 …

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