General Information and Hotel Reservations


Theme
Integrity in the Real World

Overview
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.

 

Dates
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

Location
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Check-In Table Hours

TBD


Banquets (free with registration!)

Welcome Luncheon - TBD

Keynote Banquet - TBD

Awards Luncheon - TBD

Closing Brunch - TBD

 

Morning refreshments and coffee breaks will also be served each day!

 

Reservations at the Renaissance:

Hotel reservations will be made through our special ICAI weblink below when it becomes available in Fall 2014.

 

ICAI 2015 Conference Hotel Reservation Link


Dates & Deadlines

Session Proposal Submission Deadline

 

 

October 17, 2014


Award Nominations Deadline

 

 

 

November 14, 2014


Early Registration Deadline

 

 

 

January 16, 2015


Conference Block Hotel Reservation Deadline

 

February 6, 2015


Final Registration Deadline

 

 

February 20, 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

Faculty/Admin/Staff/Professional

(Member)

$365.00 $395.00

Faculty/Admin/Staff/Professional

(Non-Member)

$525.00 $575.00

Student/Part-Time Lecturer

(Member)

$150.00 $175.00

Student/Part-Time Lecturer

(Non-Member)

$210.00 $230.00

High School

(any individual - teacher or student)

 

$175.00 $175.00




Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Fees


Faculty/Admin/Staff/Professional

(Member)

$60.00  

Faculty/Admin/Staff/Professional

(Non-Member)

$80.00  

Student/Part-Time Lecturer

(Member)

$30.00  

Student/Part-Time Lecturer

(Non-Member)

$40.00  

 

 




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.


February/March Weather
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.


 

Special Needs
If you have any requests or requirements due to disability or dietary restriction, please indicate them on the registration form.


Additional Information
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

 

ICAI Canadian Consortium 2015 Annual Meeting

 

Information on these meetings will be available beginning in Fall 2014.


Travel & Transportation


Nearest Airports

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.

 

HOTEL PARKING

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.



Conference Registration

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015 CONFERENCE WILL OPEN IN MID-NOVEMBER. PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER!


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.





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.


Call For Proposals

 

Click the image below to reach the proposal submission page!




Keynote Speakers


Samantha Grant

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.


Pre-Conference Workshops

 

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!




Award Nominations


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:

The Academic Integrity Seminar Student Leadership Prize
Read More / Nominate - Information (including working weblink) coming soon!

 

The Donald McCabe Lifetime Achievement Award
Read More / Nominate

The Donald McCabe Student of Merit Award
Read More / Nominate

The Waldvogel Exemplar of Integrity Award
Read More / Nominate

The Richard L. Storinger Extraordinary Student Award
Read More / Nominate

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.


Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Keynote Dinner


$2,500

Awards Luncheon


$1,500

Coffee Break


$1,000

"Friends of the Center"

$1,000

Cocktail Hour


$2,000








As a sponsor you may choose to support us in any of the following ways:

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!