There are only seven weeks until the ICAI’s Annual Conference in Calgary! Some of the upcoming blogs will show the range of programs that attendees will have access to. This week, enjoy a look at several of the posters that you will be able to engage with!

We’ll start out with this poster from Greer Murphy out of the University of Rochester:

As integrity administrators, we may find ourselves combatting perceptions of our as synonymous with that of classroom ‘cops,’ our policies as needlessly punitive, and any post-responsibility measures we offer as controlling, finger-wagging, and too onerous. By framing academic integrity as a matter of choice, and developing training with autonomy support in mind, we can improve how we support and relate to students. Preliminary results of an intervention offered via five (5) online modules to first-year students enrolled in large lecture courses indicates a small but positive effect. Academic integrity autonomy from students in the treatment group shows a marginally significant positive trend, whereas trends in the control group have not been positive. Despite high standard deviations due to our smaller-than-anticipated sample size, we are confident positive trends will be statistically significant once we build a larger dataset. We are conducting similar experiments in new courses this semester and hope to double or triple our sample size by the end of term. Visit our poster to learn what autonomy-supportive approaches to integrity training look like and discuss how you could implement similar initiatives on your campus!

Next, let’s look at a study by Greer Murphy (University of Rochester) and Courtney Cullen (University of Georgia):

The United States lags behind its global peers in comprehensively researching the current state of academic integrity policy. Using five elements of exemplary policy articulated by Bretag et al. (2011), our study represents the first systematic review of policies in the United States. One hundred institutions from across the country were selected for the study. In addition, we purposefully included institutions from all 50 states and involved institutions from a range of Carnegie Classification and Minority Serving Institution designations. We will share preliminary findings about linguistic accessibility and approach with conference attendees and ICAI members at this session. How do institutions across the United States stack up? Stop by our poster to find out!

There will also be posters presented by students from the University of Georgia. Comfort Ninson & Michael Jacoppo will be previewing a program in development:

What happens when a student is suspended or dismissed due to academic dishonesty? Have you thought of the reasons for these sanctions?  Having these students return strong with a true reflection of new energy, readiness, remorsefulness, self-forgiveness, recovery from shame and prepared to be an ambassador for academic honesty is the foundation of this new program. Keep your eye open for an A.R.C.H program poster for more details.

Finally, Mary Boyett (a student from the University of Georgia), will be providing a look at Artificial Intelligence detector tools from the student perspective:

With the rise of artificial intelligence in our world, instructors are looking at software such as TurnItIn which labels themselves as generative AI detectors. Some institutions, though, have recently banned instructors from using these detection tools. For example, Vanderbilt University found cases of "false positives" which encouraged other universities -- including Northwestern University -- to disable TurnItIn AI detection. TurnItIn, however, has their own evidence to show that their false positive rate is not significant enough to completely disregard its effectiveness. Other institutions did not ban detector tools, but did advise against the use of AI detection while considering ethical ways for students to use AI in the classroom. 

The breadth of topics in the poster session varies, with a topic for every individual interested in academic integrity. Don't miss out on this opportunity to engage with academic integrity champions from around the world. Register today.

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