Integrity Matters

An ICAI Blog

providing the latest insights about academic integrity


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 …

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New Research in Academic Misconduct Interventions
Robert Ives | September 8, 2020

Locquaio, J & Ives, B. (in press). First-year university students’ knowledge of academic misconduct (AM) and the association between goals for attending university and receptiveness of intervention. International Journal for Educational Integrity. …

Topics: Blog, Research
The Viability of Contract Cheating during the COVID Crisis
Courtney Cullen | September 2, 2020

Thomas Lancaster’s new article, “Commercial contract cheating provision through micro-outsourcing websites,” was published on August 26 by the International Journal for Educational Integrity. This article reviews micro-outsourcing and it’s methodology …

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Shopping interrupted: Blocking access to contract cheating
admin | May 19, 2020

Blocking access to gambling or pornography websites on postsecondary institutions’ networks seems like an obvious choice, but this was not always the case. The three of us were students in the late 1990s and 2000s when computer and internet access grew …

In the News: The Teachability of Ethics
Courtney Cullen | December 10, 2019

A new article by Kowaleski, Sutherland, and Vetter (2019) examines the teachability of ethics in business. Looking at data from financial analysts, the authors concluded that investment advisers passing the licensing exam–Series 66–with “more rules a …

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News you can use: Recent Research, Policy, and Practice
Ceceilia Parnther | November 12, 2019

The week’s blog post features brief summaries of selected news items, publications, and programming on academic integrity over the last month. Each item was selected for its timeliness and relevance to the goals of the blog. I encourage you to explore …

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