Integrity Matters

An ICAI Blog

providing the latest insights about academic integrity


What We Can Learn from Baseball’s Sudden Integrity Crisis
Joseph F. Brown | January 21, 2020

Professional baseball, the nation’s cherished pastime, is- right now, today- in the midst of an integrity crisis. For those of us who work to promote integrity in our classrooms and institutions, the parallels are unmistakable. We can learn a lot by wa …

Topics: Blog, News
Spotlight: University at Buffalo – Can Policy Change Culture?
Kelly Ahuna | January 14, 2020

In August 2019, the University at Buffalo (UB) rolled out new academic integrity policies and procedures for both undergraduate and graduate students. Undertaken in an effort to improve how we handled cases, the larger impetus was to begin a culture ch …

Topics: Blog, Spotlight
2020 Conference Preview: “Back to reality: Writing assigments, hyperreality, and the ‘problem of plagiarism’”
Brendan DeCoster | January 7, 2020

Recent advances in cheating detection have made it possible to detect a great many more academic integrity violations in higher education than in past times (see here; here; and here). However, one thing has persistently failed to advance, and that is …

Happy New Year!
Tricia Bertram Gallant | December 30, 2019

The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) extends a warm happy new year to all of our members and blog readers out there. The ICAI cultivates integrity cultures in academic communities throughout the world by providing services, resources …

Thank You!
Tricia Bertram Gallant | December 23, 2019

On behalf of the rest of the ICAI Content Committee and Blog Editorial Board, I want to thank you for reading Integrity Matters!, an ICAI Blog, this year. It has been a year packed full of attention on academic integrity, from “Operations Varsity Blues …

Topics: Blog, Editorial
In the News: When the Parent Facilitates Contract Cheating
Tricia Bertram Gallant | December 16, 2019

Read all about it! California parent charged with “one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud” because she paid a firm $9,000 to take “an individual online class” for her son. I’ve previously written about the actions that Australia, England, New Zea …

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 …

Topics: Blog, News, Research
So You Want an Updated (or New!) Academic Integrity Policy
Christian Moriarty | December 3, 2019

So you want a new academic integrity policy!  Below is the (very) short version of what considerations to take and how to get a procedure that is widely considered, implemented, and is derived from the values of the institution at large. First things f …

Academic Integrity in an Age of Misinformation
Sarah Morris | November 26, 2019

As an academic librarian, I often explore academic integrity issues, including topics like avoiding plagiarism and evaluating sources, with students and campus partners. These explorations and conversations often cover a wide range of topics and take m …

Academic Integrity and Accessibility
Alexis Ramsey-Tobienne | November 19, 2019

In 1997, Sally Scott asked “how much is enough” in her article “Accommodating College Students with Learning Disabilities: How Much is Enough?” Noting the need to strike a balance between the student’s needs and the academic integrity of the course, Sc …

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