General Information and Hotel Reservations
Integrity in the Real World
Among the many challenges we face in promoting and building cultures of integrity is the unfortunate perception many students have that what happens at schools and universities is different and disconnected from what happens in “the real world.”
Why do we have to cite sources, they ask, when no one does that “in the real world?” Why do we have to do our work individually, when people collaborate all the time “in the real world?” Anyone familiar with workplaces outside academia knows, of course that there is something to those claims—teamwork is essential in many workplaces and the way that previous author’s work is acknowledged does vary from context to context. It is a fair question to ask, and one that deserves our attention.
So that we may better understand and articulate the connection between academic integrity and integrity issues in other contexts, the theme for this year’s conference in Vancouver is “Integrity in the Real World.” Presenters and delegates will be invited to explore the connections between the work we do with students and ethical issues in the world at large.
Thursday* - Sunday, February 26 - March 1, 2015
* Regional Group Meetings on Thursday, February 26
• Pre-Conference Workshops begin Friday, February 27 at 8:30 AM
• Regular Sessions begin Friday afternoon and all day Saturday and Sunday morning
• Closing brunch ends around 1 PM Sunday
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Check-In Table Hours
Thursday, February 26 - Saturday, February 28, 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Banquets (free with registration!)
Welcome Luncheon - Friday, February 27, 12:15PM - 1:45PM
Cocktail Reception - Friday, February 27, 5:30PM
Keynote Banquet - Friday, February 27, 6:30PM
Awards Luncheon - Saturday, February 28, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Closing Brunch - Sunday, March 1, 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Morning refreshments and coffee breaks will also be served each day!
Reservations at the Renaissance:
Hotel reservations can be made by following the link below. You will only be able to receive our special discounted rate of $159/night through the link below, or by calling the hotel directly and asking for the ICAI reservation block.
ICAI 2015 Conference Hotel Reservation Link
Dates & Deadlines
Conference Block Hotel Reservation Deadline
February 6, 2015
Conference Registration Fees
• If you belong to a member institution, regardless of whether you are an active representative or student, you qualify for member pricing by selecting your institution from the drop down menu on the registration page. If your school's membership renewal is overdue, it will not reflect membership pricing.
• Full payment of conference fees is due by the first day of the conference or a $100 late fee will be assessed. Only payment by
check will be accepted on-site. NO CASH OR CREDIT CARDS can be accepted on-site!
• A confirmation letter will be emailed to you following your registration and also following receipt of payment.
• Guests are welcome at group meals, additional fees will apply See the Guest Meal Form for details. Requests and payment must be
received by February 20, 2015.
||Postmarked by 01/16/2015
||Postmarked after 01/16/2015
(any individual - teacher or student)
Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Fees
What Should I Wear?
Dress is casual for the ICAI conference. We would like for everyone to share and learn in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
The average high temperature in Vancouver in late February is 48 degrees Fahrenheit with a low of 36. Check http://www.weather.com for the forecast prior to departing. If any serious weather threat exists around the time of the event, please call or email ICAI with questions.
If you have any requests or requirements due to disability or dietary restriction, please indicate them on the registration form.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at
CAI-L@clemson.edu or by calling 864-656-1293.
High School Friday Drive-In: Creating School Support for Academic Integrity
ICAI invites all those interested in advancing the cause of academic integrity in high schools to join us for this special, one-day event on Friday, February 27 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
We encourage teams of students (specifically to include the underclassmen) and adults (teachers, administrators, and parents) to come with the goal of having some time to talk and strategically plan together. This event is an excellent opportunity to develop school support for academic integrity.
• Develop or improve your school's culture of academic integrity
• Share ideas and resources, develop contacts with other high schools!
• Participate in student-led skits about honesty and academic integrity
• Support practitioner day-to-day efforts at your own institutions
• Draft ideas for a strategic plan to bring back to your school
Please click here to visit our High School Friday Drive-In page, and to RSVP!
Regional Consortium Annual Meetings
ICAI Southeast Regional Group's 2015 Annual Meeting - Thursday, February 26, 2015
11:00AM - 11:30AM: Check-In, Introductions, and Networking
11:30AM - 1:00PM: Networking Lunch (free for workshop registrants)
1:15PM - 2:45PM: Confronting the Issues, Part 1
2:45PM - 3:15PM: Coffee Break
3:15PM - 4:45PM: Confronting the Issues, Part 2
ICAI Canadian Consortium 2015 Annual Meeting - Thursday, February 26, 2015
9:30AM - 10:30AM: Introduction and Keynote Address
10:40AM - 12:00PM: EAB Reports Presentation and discussion
12:00PM - 1:30PM: Networking Lunch/Activity
1:30PM - 2:30PM: Confronting the Issues at Canadian Institutions
2:30PM - 4:00PM: Breakout roundtable discussions
4:00PM: Closing Remarks
Wine and Cheese Reception to follow! Free to all workshop registrants!
Travel & Transportation
• Vancouver International Airport (YVR) - 8 miles south of the conference site
Ground Transportation to / from Airport
• Auto Rentals
Vancouver International Airport is home to multiple national auto rental services including Enterprise, Hertz, Advantage, Alamo, Dollar, and Thrifty.
Follow the above link for reservations.
• Airport Shuttles and other Ground Transportation
Vancouver International Airport offers a number of shuttle, sedan, and other transportation services to and from downtown. Click the link above and scroll to the bottom of the page for options listed below the auto rental section.
• The Canada Line
The Canada Line is a public transportation light-rail train that will take you directly from the Vancouver International Airport to the Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver, just a few short blocks from the conference site. Train schedules can be viewed online and tickets can be purchased through the link above. The total travel time from the airport to the Waterfront Station is 26 minutes.
NOTE: The Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel (conference site) DOES NOT offer airport shuttle service.
The Renaisssance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel has offered ICAI Conference guests a discounted rate for valet parking - $18/night. Please mention the ICAI Conference when parking to receive your discounted rate.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015 CONFERENCE WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17. PLEASE CHECK BACK THEN!
If you experienced an error submitting a credit card payment during a previous attempt to register, but received a registration confirmation email, visit our Payment Resubmit Page.
To register and receive the membership discount pricing, just select your membership institution from the drop down menu on the registration form, and the pricing will automatically adjust to reflect membership status.
Call For Proposals
The Call for Proposals is now closed. Thank you to everyone for your wonderful submissions!
Filmmaker, Journalist, Educator
Founder/Director, GUSH Productions, LLC
Samantha Grant is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, journalist, and educator. Her approach to storytelling is informed by both her undergraduate degree in American Studies/Literature from Yale University and her Master of Journalism degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Through her San Francisco-based company GUSH Productions, Samantha has created work for clients including CNN, MTV, and Al Jazeera International. When she is not shooting, recording, directing or producing independent documentaries, you can find Sam lecturing at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, Stanford Universtiy, and the Knight Digital Media Center.
A Fragile Trust: Plasgiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times
A Fragile Trust tells the sensational story of disgraced New York Times journalist Jayson Blair. Described by the film's director Samantha Grant as 'the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time', Blair was at the heart of the scandal which rocked the respected newspaper in 2003. He was discovered to have plagiarised the work of other reporters as well as fabricating details in dozens of published stories. Featuring exclusive interviews with Blair, the documentary explores the themes of power, ethics and accountability in journalism. Samantha will present excerpts from the film and host a question and answer session.
Session 1: Friday, February 27 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Teaching Ethical Decision-Making Using Team-Based Learning
Tricia Bertram Gallant, UC San Diego
Jim Sibley, University of British Columbia
Teaching ethics is often a response to ethical transgressions, like cheating or plagiarism, not as professional preparation. Teaching students how to make ethical decisions is critical to creating cultures that value integrity and preparing our students to be ethical professionals. In this workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of teaching ethical decision-making using a powerful teaching methodology known as Team-Based Learning (TBL). Participants will leave the session with the knowledge they need to get started teaching ethical decision-making using TBL at their own institutions. This is a specially scheduled, three-hour long workshop. If you choose to register for this workshop, please note that it will take place during both Sessions 1 and 2, and you will not be able to register for any of the other workshops scheduled for Session 2.
Institutional Approaches to Academic Misconduct: Bridging the Legal and Ethical Approaches to Policy
Christopher Lang, University of Toronto
Giselle Basanta, Ryerson University
What is the difference between the "legal" and the "ethical" approach? Institutional policies should cover both the ethical and the legal aspect in addressing issues of academic integrity at the institutional level. The ethical approach sets the values framework and articulates the expectations for students with regard to academic integrity at the institution. The ethical aspect of policy provides the lens through which these types of institutional policies are implemented with the ultimate goal of the academy in mind: good global citizenship.
The main objective of the legal approach is due process and procedural fairness for students suspected of academic misconduct. All policies authorize academic sanctions, penalties and consequences for students, and require a high degree of vigour to ensure robust decision making processes. There will be a discussion of where various policies fall on a spectrum, and in this workshop, we will specifically have you examine your own policies (so please bring them with you), identifying the ethical aspects and the legal aspects, the balance between the two, if any, the gaps, and whether you would recommend any changes if you had the chance to review your policy.”
Session 2: Friday, February 27 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Personalizing the Educational Component of your Academic Integrity Program
Breea Clark, University of Oklahoma
Camilla Roberts, Kansas State University
A strong educational component is key to any Honor and Integrity Program. For several years both Kansas State University and the University of Oklahoma have offered a 1-hour Development and Integrity course as a sanction for academic dishonesty. The University of Oklahoma has recently expanded its educational component by offering a second, 1-hour course specifically tailored toward plagiarism avoidance. This pre-conference program seeks to share information from both universities and lead an interactive discussion for the purpose of generating ideas to enhance, or create, educational and remedial sanctions for students that will advance the awareness of integrity in the classroom and in the “real world.”
Serious Message, Comedic Delivery: Using Humour to Deter Academic Misconduct
Deb Eerkes, University of Alberta
Chris Hackett, University of Alberta
This interactive pre-conference workshop will examine the possibilities of connecting with students using humour (note the Canadian spelling!) to broach the issue of academic integrity. We all believe cheating and plagiarism are serious, but it can be a real challenge to convince students to pay attention when we talk about them. Using humour appropriately can help form the connection we need to raise awareness and get students thinking about serious issues.
Schedule of Events and Conference Program
The 2015 official event program will not be available until December 2014. For an idea of what an ICAI conference schedule entails, please view the 2014 program below by clicking the image to open or download the PDF file on your computer!
The Academic Integrity Seminar Student Leadership Prize
Read More / Nominate
The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), the preeminent international organization dedicated to promoting academic integrity through teaching, learning and research, is pleased to solicit nominations for the following awards for 2015:
- Information (including working weblink) coming soon!
The Donald McCabe Lifetime Achievement Award
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The Donald McCabe Student of Merit Award
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The Waldvogel Exemplar of Integrity Award
Read More / Nominate
The Richard L. Storinger Extraordinary Student Award
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The Campus of Integrity Award
Read More / Nominate
The Awards Nomination period for 2015 will begin in late Summer 2014 and conclude in late December 2014.
Your sponsorship will help advance the effort to promote academic integrity and make the event affordable for attendees dedicated to ethical learning, teaching, research, and service. We invite educational affiliates, for-profit educational endeavors, and anyone else interested to contact us regarding sponsorships.
2015 Sponsorship Options
As a sponsor you may choose to support us in any of the following ways:
"Friends of the Center"
Keynote Banquet - Formal dinner with a featured speaker. Your signage will be prominently featured throughout the banquet room, and you will be acknowledged in all conference programming and personally acknowledged at meals. You will also receive exhibit space to promote your company/products.
Awards Luncheon - Luncheon with a featured speaker. Your signage will be prominently featured throughout the banquet room, and you will be acknowledged in all conference programming and personally acknowledged at meals. You will also receive exhibit space to promote your company/products.
Coffee Break - Participants will appreciate a mid-morning pick-me-up each day. Your signage will be featured in the conference lobby and exhibitor space, and you will be acknowledged in all conference programming and personally acknowledged at meals. You will also receive exhibit space to promote your company/products.
"Friends of the Center" Package - Enable students or faculty (who otherwise would not be able to join us) in your communities to attend the conference. You will also receive exhibit space to promote your company/products.
Cocktail Hour - Informal social hour just prior to the keynote banquet. Participants can enjoy drinks and appetizers to relax after the first day of conference sessions. Your signage will be featured in the reception area, and your representatives can be available for questions and answers. You will be acknowledged in all conference programming and personally thanked at the keynote banquet. You will also receive exhibit space to promote your company/products.
Contact us at CAI-L@clemson.edu or 864-656-1293 to learn more about sponsorship benefits and opportunities for recognition and visibility from our attendees.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!