Integrity Matters

An ICAI Blog

providing the latest insights about academic integrity


A High Percentage of Fear? Using Turnitin and other Plagiarism Detection Software to Deter Plagiarism without Increasing Student Anxiety
Kawanna Bright | December 28, 2020

While Plagiarism Detection Software (PDS) – such as Turnitin – has proven to be a useful tool in my classes for identifying clear violations of academic integrity, an unexpected side effect of using the integrated functions within Canvas has been an in …

Topics: Educational
Connecting Course Design and Academic Integrity: Scaffolding Reading to Structure Success
Alaina Tackitt | December 21, 2020

Many, perhaps most, students engage in academic dishonesty, and many factors can contribute to these behaviors. Because cheating is often impacted by the situation, we can use what we know about the factors that impact academic dishonesty to design cou …

Let’s Talk About Chegg, baby…All the good things, and the bad things, that may be [1]
Loretta Frankovitch | December 14, 2020

I owe the title and the overriding theme of this blog to Salt-N-Pepa’s 1990 song about sex.  Now that I have your attention, what does this possibly have to do with Chegg?  Well, simply put, we need to talk about it. Chegg, and other tutoring sites, ar …

When a Conspiracy Theorist Walks in During a Global Pandemic: Academic Integrity and the Chimera of Conspiracy Theory
Russ Wood | December 7, 2020

I met my first conspiracy theorist in March 2020 as a result of the global pandemic. The Conspiracy Theory derives from a 2010 Alex Jones claim about Bill Gates. This conspiracy theory is noted as False on Snopes. I was unsettled by this conversation w …

Topics: Blog, Research

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