Integrity News and Notes

  • Changes to Membership Rosters and Representatives
    In an effort to increase participation within our member institutions, ICAI has implemented a new policy regarding the number of free representatives allowed on institutional memberships. Previously, all institutional members, regardless of size, were allowed up to five free representatives, with each thererafter costing an additional $25 per year.

    The new policy allows schools with total student enrollment of less than 5,000 to have 10 free representatives. Schools with enrollment between 5,000 and 15,000 will be allowed 15 free representatives, and schools with enrollment above 15,000 will be allowed 20 free representatives. This will allow our members to include a larger, more diverse group of faculty, staff, administrators, and students to access ICAI resources and play a greater part in advancing the values of Academic Integrity.

    If you have questions about adding new representatives to your roster, please email us!
  • International Alliance of Academic Integrity Conferences
    IAAIC Logo The International Association of Academic Integrity Conferences (IAAIC) is an alliance of key academic integrity and plagiarism conferences worldwide, formed to facilitate international conversations on educational issues ranging from cheating and plagiarism to pedagogy and best practices.

    The IAAIC currently has members from academic integrity bodies in the UK, US, and Australia and supports research initiatives from practitioners and institutions throughout the global academic community.

    Click Here to view the full press release announcing the creation of the IAAIC, which occurred at the 5th Annual International Plagiarism Conference in July 2012 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK!

    For more information about the IAAIC and its member organizations, visit the website!
  • Regional Consortiums Take Off!
    ICAI SoCal Logo Regional institutional approval has led to the creation of several regional ICAI groups, in Southern California, West Texas, the Southeastern United States, and Canada!

    ICAI SoCal, Southeast, and Canada seek to hold occasional professional development workshops throughout the year. Write-ups on past regional meetings can be found in the December 2012 and May 2013 issues of ETHOS. Please email us to find out how your institution can join a regional group!

    Click here to visit the regional group homepages!

  • ICAI Partners with Software Secure, Inc. on Trusted Seal
    SSI Logo Software Secure, the recognized leader and pioneer in secure, computer-based testing solutions and the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) have developed The Trusted Seal™ -- a set of standardized criteria with which the integrity practices of online courses can be evaluated.

    The Trusted Seal will be awarded to online courses that meet a set of core criteria to educate, promote and protect academic integrity in the online learning environment.

    Click here to visit the website and learn more!
  • Developing and Enhancing Academic Integrity Programs
    Are you interested in developing an Academic Integrity program at your institution? Do you already have an Academic Integrity program, but are looking for the latest research, standards, best practices, or sample materials?

    The International Center for Academic Integrity would like to help. We can offer guidelines and helpful resources to get started, as well as consulting services or just friendly advice! Click here to view some of our complimentary resources and connections to member school resources.

    For access to the bulk of ICAI's educational materials, find out how you can become a member by emailing us!
  • The Updated Fundamental Values Project
    Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity ICAI defines academic integrity as a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action. The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity describes these core values in detail.

    Supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Fundamental Values Project began in 1998 and was released in October 1999 to more than 4,000 college and university presidents with the endorsements of the John Templeton Foundation and 23 higher education organizations.

    In 2013-2014, the Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity were updated with the addition of a sixth value: courage. Click here to view the complete PDF.
  • What's So Important About Academic Integrity?
    At our 2008 conference in Myrtle Beach, participants were asked to respond to this important question.

    Their answers were compiled into a creative video. You can see it on our YouTube channel or view it here.
  • Teachable Moments: Ethics and Reflection in Service-Learning
    Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity Teachable Moments was developed from the idea that in order to maintain secure, sustainable societies, more attention must be paid to the development of character and the value of integrity. Habits of integrity and character develop long before adulthood. For this reason, it is essential that students learn lessons about values, moral reasoning, and ethical decision making before they grow up and assume leadership positions.


    Authored by ICAI Director Dr. Teddi Fishman and Lorelei Swanson of Clemson University, Teachable Moments is provided as a free PDF download for ICAI members. Please use this publication as a resource, but do not duplicate or distribute it without the consent of ICAI and the National Dropout Prevention Center.


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