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Journal Issue Spotlight: Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity during Covid-19
Joseph F. Brown | February 15, 2021

The recent issue of Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity, an open-access journal you can find here, focused on perspectives and experiences during Covid-19.  The issue will be helpful to academics and integrity practitioners for many reasons. Fi …

Using A Crisis As An Opportunity To Improve Academic Integrity on Campus
Jordan Cofer | February 1, 2021

A few years ago, I had a once-in-a-career opportunity that I hope to never have again—a consolidation. I was working as an administrator at a small state college when our state announced that we would consolidate with an even smaller state school. Desp …

Preventing Academic Integrity Violations: How to Right-Size and Right-Time the Message
Kevin Yee | November 12, 2019

We all face the same problem, and it’s a fairly intractable one. Incoming students don’t know enough about our local honor codes, the policies governing thresholds and processes regarding cheating or plagiarism, or why all of the above is important – b …

Are You Addressing the Problem?
Courtney Cullen | October 8, 2019

The cheating dilemma. To Faculty, reporting a case of academic dishonesty may seem like an ineffective time sink, but students see this as something to exploit. Some instructors believe that they have created a course where students are unable to cheat …

Updating the Academic Integrity Policy at Your Institution (Part III)- Standards of Review
Christian Moriarty | December 17, 2018

Editors Note: Although this post is based on American law, I argue the post has international implications because the legal principles that Christian presents reflect ICAI’s own fundamental values – fairness, responsibility, trustworthiness, respect a …

Updating the Academic Integrity Policy at Your Institution (Part II)
Christian Moriarty | October 10, 2018

In this second edition within my blog series on academic integrity policy, I want to address three common questions that arise when developing or revising institutional policies and procedures. Are we going to have a Zero-Tolerance approach to cheating …

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