Integrity Matters

An ICAI Blog

providing the latest insights about academic integrity


Preventing Plagiarism Through Agency and Ownership in the Composition Classroom
Jeff Newberry | February 8, 2021

Having taught college-level writing for the better part of two decades, I have come to believe that the two most important things that writing teachers can encourage in students are agency and ownership. While there is no magic bullet to ensure academi …

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 …

Spotlight: Integridad académica por convicción
Norma Judith Saeb Torres | January 25, 2021

Meses atrás me contactó Jean Guerrero (Director del Centro de Integridad Académica de la Universidad de Monterrey) para compartirme una inquietud: “necesitamos un curso para apoyar a los profesores con recomendaciones sobre cómo llevar la integridad ac …

Topics: Spotlight
Now What? Bouncing Back from an Unusually High Caseload of Academic Dishonesty
Courtney Cullen | January 19, 2021

For academic integrity practitioners across the globe, incidents of reported academic misconduct were likely higher in the previous semester. If you thought you were alone, a quick Google News alert will send you multiple emails a week detailing other …

Things to look out for in 2020: Book Club, Virtual Conference, Webinars, and More
Courtney Cullen | January 11, 2021

Happy New Year and welcome back to the first 2021 semester! 2020 was a hard year, and many institutions had to adapt and respond to altered classrooms and additional integrity concerns. 2021 brings hope for the return to in-person learning and more exp …

Topics: Blog, News, Spotlight
Partners in Academic Integrity: Have You Thought About your Ombuds?
Ryan Smith | January 4, 2021

As the academic integrity administrator on your campus, you get a call from an upset parent who states that their student has been accused of cheating in one of his courses, and that the instructor has threatened to fail him. Without a report, and only …

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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