ICAI Annual Conference Update

The ICAI Annual Conference is less than 120 days away (March 8-10, 2019).  We have extended the early bird registration deadline until Nov. 21, 2018. Register online at https://live-academicintegrity.pantheonsite.io/2019-conference/.

Here are few updates about the conference.

1 – Approximately 80 proposals were submitted for workshops, presentations, and poster sessions.  The conference allows us to learn from each other. These presentations will be high quality for you to explore research in academic integrity, see best practices, and have open dialogue about academic integrity concerns or highlights at your institution.

2 – Lewis Simms will be one of our conference keynote speakers. Mr. Simms comes to the conference as a High School teacher and coach in Pascagoula, Mississippi, but he will be speaking to us about his own story.  His story is one from the student’s perspective in academic integrity as he was involved in a large academic misconduct case at the US Naval Academy. He will tell his story and explain how his life changed that year and how he works with his current students to help them learn from his mistakes.  His story will serve as a great opportunity for us to learn from a student who has gone through the academic integrity process and for us to see what proactive or reactive measures might have benefitted Mr. Simms and others involved in his situation.

3 – Location, location, location!!  The Intercontinental Hotel sits a block away from the French Quarter in New Orleans.  If you do not want to walk, the street car runs right outside the hotel as well. When selecting the hotel, a goal of ICAI was to make sure that the hotel allowed for room for participants to interact between sessions and have casual conversation. We think that the intercontinental will truly allow for you to interact and learn with other conference participants in both a formal and informal way.

4 – One cannot come to New Orleans without experiencing the culinary side of the town.  When you check-in at the conference, you will be asked if you want to take part in our dining around New Orleans dinner group.  For Friday evening’s dinner, you will be able to sign up to eat with other who have similar interests or discussion topics. Each small group will then have a reservation to go eat at a local restaurant (all within walking distance).  You get to experience the city while also continuing the conference conversation.

5 – While the schedule is still being developed, below is a summary of what you can expect:

Friday, March 8

  • ICAI committee meetings midmorning (sign up for one here – https://goo.gl/forms/MMV85vj6p5DYfk8h1)
  • “First Timer” Orientation to ICAI Annual Conference mid/late morning
  • Opening Luncheon will begin the official conference
  • Program sessions
  • Social/Cocktail Hour
  • Dining Around New Orleans

Saturday, March 9

  • Breakfast provided
  • Large Group Panel Discussion
  • Program Sessions
  • Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
  • Program Sessions
  • Town Hall meeting for all members of ICAI
  • Dinner on your own

Sunday, March 10

  • Breakfast provided
  • Program Sessions
  • Closing Lunch

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!!

About the Author
Camilla is the Director of the Honor and Integrity System at Kansas State University. In this position she oversees both the education of academic integrity to the K-State Community as well as the adjudication of alleged violations. Camilla has been active in the International Center for Academic Integrity since 2008 when she made the transition to academic integrity from working several years in university housing. Since fall 2016, she began serving on the leadership board of ICAI. She currently serves as Vice President where she focuses mainly on membership recruitment and planning conference planning. Camilla has a BA (2001) in Psychology and an M.Ed. (2004) in Counselor Education from Clemson University as well as a Ph.D. (2008) in Higher Education Administration from Kansas State University. With her counseling and student affairs background, she strives to help students understand academic integrity as a “big picture” in terms of ethics and moral development and not something that they will only see while at a university.
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