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2016

Academic Integrity: It Starts with Us

Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico




Featured Speakers:

Jake Norton is a professional climber, photographer, filmmaker, and activist from Colorado. He has made award-winning films about the high mountains of the world, about critical global water issues, and is now finishing a feature documentary on the Ganges River in India. Jake is an Ambassador to the United Nations’ Mountain Partnership, an athlete and photographer for Eddie Bauer, and, most importantly, a husband and father of two amazing children.

 

Dr. Tracey Bretag teaches a range of communications and ethics courses in the School of Management at the University of South Australia. She is the editor of the International Journal for Educational Integrity, and the Chair of ICAI's partner group, the Asia-Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity. Her research interests include academic integrity, internationalisation of higher education, teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), developing learning communities, new technologies, computer mediated and intercultural communication. Dr. Bretag is also the 2014 President of ICAI's Executive Board.

 

Dr. Teresa "Teddi" Fishman came to ICAI in 2008 after five years at Clemson University in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities where she taught courses on subjects ranging from science, technology and society to digital and visual rhetoric. Her interest in ethics and academic integrity dates back to her pre-academic career in law enforcement which also inspired her master’s thesis. Her work also includes analysis of online communication and the evolving rules and mores of virtual communities.

 

Christopher Lang Chris Lang has a law degree from the University of Toronto, and was called to the bar in 1998. Chris is currently the Director of Appeals, Discipline and Faculty Grievances at the University of Toronto and deals with faculty and student judicial affairs issues. Specifically, Chris’s Office provides neutral support to the various panels hearing cases, and helps ensure the processes are run fairly for all parties. Prior to becoming the Director, Chris was the Manager of Labour Relations at the University, where he has worked since 2000. Chris also has a B.A. Honours from McGill University in Montreal, and a Masters of Law in Alternative Dispute Resolution from York University.



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September 2016


Integrity as a Way Forward

Athens, Greece



Featured Speakers:

Venia Papathanasopoulou is an Attorney-at-Law at the Supreme Court, LL.M, Legal Director, Secretary to the BoD and Corporate Compliance Coordinator of ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT S.A. She has worked as General Counsel, Legal Advisor and Company Secretary in various companies such as PPC, ATHOC, ATHENS STOCK EXCHANGE., OPAP, QUEST Holdings S.A. She is a CEDR UK Accredited Mediator and a rapporteur for mediation issues at the Diploma in Negotiations program of Athens University of Economics & Business. She is presently General Secretary to the Board of Transparency International Greece.

 

Nikos Passas has more than 200 publications on corruption, illicit financial/trade flows, sanctions, informal fund transfers, remittances, terrorism, white-collar crime, financial regulation, organized crime and international crimes. Passas regularly consults with law firms, financial institutions, private security and consulting companies and various organizations, including the United Nations (ODC, Development Programme, Security Council, etc.), the European Union, OECD, OSCE, the IMF, the World Bank, other multilateral and bilateral institutions, the US National Academy of Sciences, research institutions and government agencies in all continents.

 

Dr. Teresa "Teddi" Fishman has served as the Director of the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) since 2008, after five years at Clemson University in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities where she taught courses on subjects ranging from science, technology and society to digital and visual rhetoric. As Director of ICAI her focus has been on internationalization, learning-centered policies, and inquiring into the systemic roots of academic dishonesty as well as proactive, customized, and creative means of promoting integrity in both academia and society at large. Her interest in ethics and academic integrity dates back to her pre-academic career in law enforcement which also inspired her master’s thesis. Dr. Fishman believes that integrity and authentic learning are necessary to create, maintain, and nurture just and self-sustaining societies.

 



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2015

Integrity in the Real World

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada






Featured Speakers:

Dr. Tracey Bretag B.A. (Hons), M.A., Ed.D., teaches a range of communications and ethics courses in the School of Management at the University of South Australia. She is the editor of the International Journal for Educational Integrity, and the Chair of ICAI's partner group, the Asia-Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity. Her research interests include academic integrity, internationalisation of higher education, teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), developing learning communities, new technologies, computer mediated and intercultural communication. Dr. Bretag is also the 2014 President of ICAI's Executive Board.

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.

 

Kory Mathewson is one of Canada's top improvisors and improv teachers; he was awarded a Canadian Comedy Award along with Rapid Fire Theatre in 2013. He has toured across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom performing in festivals and tournaments and just recently returned from Portland, Oregon where he served as Director in Residence with Curious Comedy Theatre. He is an accomplished performer and business consultant in Canada and the US, having shared his improv work with AMKOR, AltaGas, EPCOR, Agrium and the University of Alberta.

 

Julian Faid is a senior company member with Rapid Fire and has performed in weekly improv shows for over thirteen years. He has taught all levels of improvisational training through Rapid Fire Theatre's workshop programs and has taught one-off workshops in Calgary, Vancouver, and Wellington, New Zealand. When not on stage, Julian works as the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Students’ Association of MacEwan University and has been working in the marketing and communications profession for over seven years.



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February 2014

Academic Integrity: Confronting the Issues

Jacksonville, Florida

 

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Tracey Bretag B.A. (Hons), M.A., Ed.D., teaches a range of communications and ethics courses in the School of Management at the University of South Australia. She is the editor of the International Journal for Educational Integrity, and the Chair of ICAI's partner group, the Asia-Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity. Her research interests include academic integrity, internationalisation of higher education, teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), developing learning communities, new technologies, computer mediated and intercultural communication. Dr. Bretag is also the 2014 President of ICAI's Executive Board.

Dr. Mohamed Nagib Abou-Zeid is a professor of Construction Engineering and Chair of the Academic Integrity Council at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. He received his Ph.D. with honors from the University of Kansas in 1994 and has been active on the academic integrity front since 2002. Dr. Abou-Zeid worked with his colleagues to prepare AUC's first Code of Ethics to which students, faculty and staff pledge. He also spearheaded the very first Fostering Academic Integrity Conference in Cairo in 2010.

 

Dr. James Lang is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA.  He is the author of four books, the most recent of which is Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013). Lang writes a monthly column on teaching and learning for The Chronicle of Higher Education; his work has been appearing in the Chronicle since 1999.  His book reviews and public scholarship on higher education have appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Boston GlobeChicago TribuneTime, and America.  He is a member of the Fulbright Senior Specialist roster in higher education.  He has a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, an MA in English from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University.


Presentation Materials:

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Honesty Matters: Strategies for Fostering Academic Integrity

Nursing Faculty and Academic Integrity

Pathways to a Culture of Academic, Personal, and Social Integrity

Motivations, Definitions, and the "Plagiarism Trap": Perceptions of Academic Integrity Across Cultures

Academic Integrity in the Context of Leadership & Service

What Can Be Learned Through Comparing Instructor Descriptions of Student Cheating with those of the Accused Student Cheaters

Making the Assignments Cheat-Proof

If You Are Not Part of the Solution, You Are Part of the Problem

Closing the Barn Door Before the Horse is Out - A School of Health Science's Experience in Strengthening a Culture of Academic Integrity

Promoting Academic Integrity Among Student Populations

Transitioning Students Into an Academic Culture Grounded in Franciscan Values

Running Successful Disciplinary Conferences

A Quantitative Analysis Demonstrating that Reporting Students for Academic Dishonesty Negatively Impacts Faculty Evaluations

Nurtured on Wikipedia: Can an Honor Code Create Better Writers?

Putting Students First Doesn't Mean Letting Students By

Is It Worth It? A Campus Wide Initiative Promoting Academic Integrity

Perspectives on (Unauthorized) Collaboration

Impact of Policies for Plagiarism in Higher Education Across Europe

Discouraging Cheating with Detection, Deterrence, and Investigative Systems

Creating and Implementing an Online Academic Integrity Tutorial

SPARKing Academic Integrity

Variety Needed: Methods of Educating College Students on Academic Integrity

Keynote Address Materials:

The Future of Academic Integrity: Competing Visions

Exemplary Academic Integrity: Global Lessons and Opportunities

Higher Education & Academic Integrity - Where Are We Heading?

Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

 

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September 2014

Academic Integrity and Security: Positive and Proactive Solutions

Cape Town, South Africa

 

The challenges of maintaining integrity in academic environments have always been considerable, but the increasing complexity of political and social issues in the 21st century, including civil unrest and protests, unprecedented societal change, and widespread allegations of political and corporate corruption complicate the situation even further.

Teachers and scholars need strategies for promoting integrity in increasingly demanding contexts. This conference will highlight positive approaches to establishing, promoting, and protecting communities of integrity in these challenging times, especially in the developing world.

 


Featured Speakers:

Dr. Brian O'Connell has been a professional educator for 41 years, serving as a Teacher, Principal, Rector (Head) of a Teacher Education College, Senior Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, Vice-Rector at Peninsula Technikon and Superintendent-General (Head) of the Western Cape Provincial Education Department with more than 1million students and 2000 schools. Since 2001 he has been the Vice-Chancellor and Rector (President) of the University of the Western Cape (UWC), where he is also a Professor in Education Leadership and Management.

Ellen Goldberg is a highly versatile and energetic professional with close to two decades of experience in executive management. She served as Associate Director of the New Israel Fund (a human rights and social justice organization) in Jerusalem and most recently as the Executive Director of the same fund in London. Ellen is particularly well versed in management duties such as project management (especially in the areas of strategic planning and evaluation), knowledge management and financial management (having undertaken the overhaul of financial systems). In terms of her academic credentials, she has a BA specializing in Government and an MPA from Harvard University. Ellen previously worked piloting and developing social services in diverse communities in Israel, served as a researcher and editor for the Harvard Institute of International Development. She has been a successful fundraiser, and has a wide network of contacts in London and Jerusalem, where Integrity Action’s main offices are situated. Ellen loves movies and traveling, and has a bus-driving and taxi license. Ellen joined Integrity Action in February 2011 as a Senior Programme Manager for the Integrity Education Network.

 

Paul Ochieng sits on Kenya's Strathmore University senate and has been involved in coming up with rules and regulations that govern the university for the last 9 years. He has 15 years of experience in university administration and management, and between 1998 and 2005, served as Course Director for professional courses and Director of Degree programmes all at Strathmore University. Previously Paul worked for the European Union on one of their Somaliland projects where he helped them establish a veterinary school in Hargeisa, Somaliland.


 

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2013

Academic Integrity Comes of Age

San Antonio, Texas

 

The 2013 Annual Conference was a "continuation" of the cancelled 2012 event due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Many of the scheduled presentations and programs were carried over, and the theme represents ICAI surpassing the 20th Anniversary milestone and turning 21!

 

Featured Speakers:

Donald L. McCabe is the founding president of ICAI and a Professor of Business Management at Rutgers University. A graduate of Princeton University, Dr. McCabe joined Rutgers in 1988 after twenty plus years working in the corporate world. In 1992, following the results of a survey revealing troubling data concerning the extent of cheating and plagiarism in higher education, Dr. McCabe brought together five colleagues and founded the Center for Academic Integrity. Over the past 20 years, he has surveyed 80,000+ students on the prevalence of academic dishonesty, a critical starting point for improving the culture of education and the proliferation of integrity in academia.

Dr. Mohamed Nagib Abou-Zeid is a professor of Construction Engineering and Chair of the Academic Integrity Council at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. He received his Ph.D. with honors from the University of Kansas in 1994 and has been active on the academic integrity front since 2002. Dr. Abou-Zeid worked with his colleagues to prepare AUC's first Code of Ethics to which students, faculty and staff pledge. He also spearheaded the very first Fostering Academic Integrity Conference in Cairo in 2010.


Presentation Materials:

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Academic Integrity, Academic Freedom, Democracy, and the Courage to Change - Are They Related?

Creating and Implementing an Online Academic Integrity Tutorial

Running Successful Disciplinary Conferences

Facing the Cheating Problem: Samford's Journey from Diagnosis to Treatment

Personalizing the Educational Component of Your Academic Integrity Program

Plain English: How to Interpret Academic Integrity Policy for All Students

Prevention and Intervention Tools from Library and Learning Services

An Interactive Approach to Understanding Complex Integrity Issues Across Disciplines at the Graduate Level

Are We There Yet? Taking Integrity Campus Wide

Student Perceptions about Ethical Dilemmas in Business

Join the Drive for Honor: A Biannual Integrity Conference for High Schools

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University of Denver: 2012-13 Campus of Integrity Award Winner                                           Enjoying the pre-dinner cocktail hour


               Networking at the Welcome Luncheon Banquet                                     Windward School: High School Campus Of Integrity Award Winner

                   Some of ICAI's original founders and members recall the early history and goals of the Center at the Keynote Banquet


2012

Influencing Culture, Advancing Integrity

Princeton, New Jersey

 

The 2012 Annual Conference was cancelled due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in November. While the conference was not officially rescheduled, many of the scheduled presentations and programs were carried over to the February 2013 conference in San Antonio.

 

Featured Speakers:

Donald L. McCabe is the founding president of ICAI and a Professor of Business Management at Rutgers University. A graduate of Princeton University, Dr. McCabe joined Rutgers in 1988 after twenty plus years working in the corporate world. In 1992, following the results of a survey revealing troubling data concerning the extent of cheating and plagiarism in higher education, Dr. McCabe brought together five colleagues and founded the Center for Academic Integrity. Over the past 20 years, he has surveyed 80,000+ students on the prevalence of academic dishonesty, a critical starting point for improving the culture of education and the proliferation of integrity in academia.

Dr. Mohamed Nagib Abou-Zeid is a professor of Construction Engineering and Chair of the Academic Integrity Council at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. He received his Ph.D. with honors from the University of Kansas in 1994 and has been active on the academic integrity front since 2002. Dr. Abou-Zeid worked with his colleagues to prepare AUC's first Code of Ethics to which students, faculty and staff pledge. He also spearheaded the very first Fostering Academic Integrity Conference in Cairo in 2010.


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2011

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Revisiting & Reviving the Fundamental Values of Integrity

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Featured Speakers:

Elizabeth Kiss is the eighth president of Agnes Scott College. Previously Dr. Kiss was the Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and an associate professor of the practice of political science and philosophy at Duke University. She has served as interim director of the Center for Genome Ethics, Law, and Policy; co-director of the Humanitarian Challenges at Home and Abroad FOCUS Program; a member of the Council on Civic Engagement; and an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Council at Duke.

Gus Lee is a nationally recognized authority on character and ethics, an author and character-centric leadership consultant, Chair of Character Development at West Point, and Chief Learning Officer for Integware, which is a character-centric Colorado Fast 50 corporation. Gus Lee has worked on leadership development in fifty industries with executives from six continents.

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2010

Integrity in Troubled Times: Leading by Example

Long Beach, California
Featured Speakers:

Rebecca Moore Howard is a graduate of West Virginia University and is a Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University. She has written and edited Standing in the Shadow of Giants (1999); Pluralizing Plagiarism: Identities, Contexts, Pedagogies (2008); and Writing Matters: A Handbook for Writing and Research (2010). She is now actively involved in the Citation Project (citationproject.net), a multi-site data-based study of college students' use of research sources.

Dr. Mike Reddy has studied and worked at several universities, including Durham, Leeds, and Manchester, and is now Programme Leader for Games and Future Technology at the University of Wales, Newport. He claims to be "an awful academic, far more interested in the playing and the doing of life than the writing and reviewing" and perhaps for that reason has been instrumental in raising debate over 21st century pedagogy and teaching practices in the UK, reprioritizing learning and reminding us that education is something you do for/with students, not at them.


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2009

Creating a Culture of Integrity: Research and Best Practices

St. Louis, Missouri
Featured Speakers:
David Callahan has written extensively about American history, business, and public policy. He is author of The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead (Harcourt, Jan. 2004) as well as numerous other books. David has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The American Prospect. He has also been a frequent commentator on television news networks and a regular guest on radio talk shows across the United States. David lectures frequently about issues of ethics and integrity to universities, associations, and businesses.

William Astore teaches history at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. A retired lieutenant colonel (USAF), he served as the associate provost/dean of students at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA and as the deputy of international history at the USAF Academy. He has written books and articles on military topics as well as science and religion, and he writes for several web sites, including TomDispatch.com, History News Network, and Nieman Watchdog.



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2008

Exploring the Present and Future of Academic Integrity

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Featured Speakers:
Elizabeth Kiss is the eighth president of Agnes Scott College. Previously Dr. Kiss was the Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and an associate professor of the practice of political science and philosophy at Duke University. She has served as interim director of the Center for Genome Ethics, Law, and Policy; co-director of the Humanitarian Challenges at Home and Abroad FOCUS Program; a member of the Council on Civic Engagement; and an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Council at Duke.



2007

Exploring the Present and Future of Academic Integrity

Newport News, Virginia
Featured Speakers:
Charles Lipson is an award-winning teacher at the University of Chicago, where he has been a faculty member for more than 25 years. His courses on international politics and history are among the most popular at the University. A centerpiece of his work is the University's Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security (PIPES), which Dr. Lipson co-founded and co-directs. Dr. Lipson received his undergraduate degree from Yale in political science and economics and his Master's and Ph.D. from Harvard in political science. His latest book on international affairs deals with war, peace, and democracy. Entitled Reliable Partners: How Democracies Have Made a Separate Peace, it was published by Princeton University Press (2003).