The Southeast Consortium of the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) hosted a conference last November for higher education faculty, staff who support integrity, K-12 teachers, and both graduate and undergraduate students. Among the topics covered were: 

Staff and Administrators

  • integrity policies and honor codes
  • ​​​​​​​policy adjustments made for the switch to remote learning
  • establishing a culture of integrity amongst students
  • onboarding and training of incoming students
  • remediation efforts for students caught cheating

Faculty, Instructors, and Teachers

  • assignments and strategies to prevent cheating
  • adjusting assignments with academic integrity in mind for the remote and/or online environment
  • technology used to uncover cheating (plagiarism detection, proctoring software)
  • plagiarism, self-plagiarism, unintentional plagiarism
  • contract cheating (papers for hire)
  • exposing students’ new cheating techniques (including Chegg, GroupMe, etc)
  • ethics of reporting/non-reporting students once caught


  • creating a peer culture of integrity
  • reporting on students who cheat (and/or the ethics around reporting)
  • ways student organizations, clubs, government, and individuals can alter campus culture on integrity