How to raise the profile of academic integrity through quality assurance

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In this webinar, Amanda McKenzie will briefly review various quality assurance bodies from around the globe and describe the innate connection with academic integrity. She will demonstrate how academic integrity is engrained in Canadian quality assurance and specifically, how the University of Waterloo has highlighted academic integrity in its quality assurance process.

Amanda McKenzie, M.A., is the Director of Quality Assurance (Academic Programs) and oversees quality assurance and academic integrity at the University of Waterloo. She was the Past Chair of the Academic Integrity Council of Ontario (AICO) from 2014-2017; Co-Founder and facilitator of the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) Canadian Consortium; International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) Transition Committee member 2016-2018, and she is currently an Officer on the Board of Directors of the ICAI.

She has run the ICAI Canadian Consortium Day workshop since 2014, and has presented numerous times at the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) annual conference, as well as at the Inaugural Mediterranean ICAI Conference in Athens, Greece, and at the International Plagiarism Across Europe and Beyond Conference in the Czech Republic. She also travelled to India in 2016 to explore academic integrity at a number of universities across the country.

McKenzie’s work also includes the development of a mobile application on academic integrity, graduate academic integrity training modules, and she has a number of publications in the field.  In addition, she is part of a provincial sub committee on contract cheating and a national research team exploring contract cheating in university academic policies.

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Setting the Stage for Engaged Learning

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Session abstract: Promoting student engagement is an important goal for any instructor. Furthermore, various academic integrity experts argue that motivating students to maximize their learning experience in our course is an excellent antidote to academic dishonesty. But how can help students remain engaged despite the many challenges of the current academic year? In this workshop, we will discuss strategies instructors can use in the hybrid or online classroom that set the stage for engaged learning. Participants can expect to leave this workshop with concrete practices that foster connections, promote a positive course climate, and whet students’ appetites for course content.

Speaker bio: Meg Mittelstadt is Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia, where she leads university efforts associated with educational development of faculty and graduate teaching assistants, learning technologies, classroom support and learning spaces, instructional media services, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Prior to joining UGA in 2018, Dr. Mittelstadt was the Director of Training and Education for the Landry Cancer Biology Consortium at Harvard University and a Lecturer of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mittelstadt completed a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology both at the University of South Carolina. She performed postdoctoral research in epigenetics and gene-environment interactions at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas A&M Health Science Center.


Engaged Semester ICAI

E-proctoring discussion 2.0

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn more about what to consider before implementing e-proctoring software
  • Explore Alternatives to e-proctoring
  • Understand the importance of faculty/instructor and student engagement in both online learning and in-person
  • Learn how some higher education institutions are managing e-proctoring academic misconduct cases and the challenges associated with the rise in cases
  • Appreciate that a reactive approach is less effective on academic misconduct than taking a proactive or educational approach



  • Jake Binstein (Software Engineer, e-proctoring researcher, U.S.)
  • Azalea Hulbert (Director, Office of Academic Integrity, West Virginia University, U.S.)
  • James Orr (Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Strategic Enrollment, University of Memphis, U.S.)
  • Ceceilia Parnther (Assistant Professor, Administrative and Instructional Leadership, School of Ed., St. John’s University, NY,  U.S.)
  • Camilla Roberts (Director, Honor and Integrity System, Kansas State University and President of ICAI, U.S.)
  • Paul Sopack (Coordinator, Office of Student Conduct, Community Standards & Values, MacEwan University, Canada)
  • Alycia Stewart, Vice President Academic, Students’ Association of MacEwan University 


  • Amanda McKenzie, Director Quality Assurance (Academic Programs), University of Waterloo

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  1. e-Proctoring 2.0 Webinar Dec 11, 2020

To e-proctor or not to e-proctor: that is the question.


Objectives: To offer participants a broad perspective on the use of e-proctoring software for test and exam administration in order to support a culture of academic integrity in educational institutions.


  • What is e-proctoring software? 
  • Which are the most common functions of e-proctoring software?
  • How does e-proctoring software work?
  • What assumptions does e-proctoring software make?
  • What are the benefits of using e-proctoring software? 
  • How can we assess the e-proctoring software impact?
  • What are the costs and downsides of using e-proctoring software?
  • From the student perspective, How does it feel to be proctored?
  • What alternatives do we have to e-proctoring software to support academic integrity?

Moderator: Paul Sopcak (sopcakp@macewan.ca), MacEwan University, Canada


  • Sarah Elaine Eaton (seaton@ucalgary.ca), Associate Professor @ Werklund School of Education; Educational Leader in Residence; & Academic Integrity @ University of Calgary, Canada. Also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the “International Journal for Educational Integrity” & Co-Editor and Co-Founder of the “Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity”.
  • Tod Denham (Tdenham@tru.ca), Exams Department Supervisor @ Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning, Canada.
  • Jacob Binstein (jake@binstein.com), Jacob Binstein works as a software engineer in New Jersey, and at the end of December will be receiving his MBA from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, which he attended online. He wrote a popular article on trivially bypassing proctor software in 2015 and has continued to research the digital proctoring space since.
  • Alycia Stewart (savpacademic@macewan.ca), Vice President Academic, Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU), Canada.
  • Jean Guerrero-Dib (jean.guerrero@udem.edu.mx), Director of the Center for Academic Integrity and Ethics @ Universidad de Monterrey, México.

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Taking Action Against Contract Cheating

In this webinar learn about:

This webinar will highlight the upcoming 5th International Day of Action (DoA) against Contract Cheating, which takes place on 21 October 2020, with details of how individuals and institutions can get involved. The webinar will provide more information about the DoA with examples of the type of activities that can be offered in light of the move to online teaching. It will also highlight online activities available through ICAI on the day, which can be tapped into even where institutions are not taking part. The intention is to continue to raise awareness about contract cheating with students and staff, as well as to publicize the positive interventions that institutions and individuals are making. Time will be available at the end of the webinar for questions and discussion.

Presented By: Dr. Thomas Lancaster Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Dr Thomas Lancaster is a computer scientist who has been researching academic integrity issues since 2000. He originally completed his PhD developing Natural Language Processing (NLP) methods to detect plagiarism in student work. Since 2006, his main research focus has been on contract cheating, often considered to be the successor to pure plagiarism. Thomas introduced the term contract cheating to the academic community and regularly discusses this topic with students and academics and through the media.
Thomas has widely worked across and supported higher education institutions in the United Kingdom and is currently based at Imperial College London, where he is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Computing. He continues to be an active academic integrity researcher, with recent publications examining the supply and demand of contract cheating services, investigating the role of social media in the contract cheating process and examining contract cheating in South East Europe. In 2019, Thomas released the book “Avoid Plagiarism” designed to help students avoid breaching academic integrity. Thomas is an active member of several academic integrity initiatives, including being part of the International Centre for Academic Integrity organising committee for the International Day of Action against Contract Cheating.

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I Have a Billion Problems: Change Isn’t One of Them: Using Project Management Strategies to Create and Enhance Academic Integrity Policies

In this webinar learn about:

This presentation reviews best practices for academic integrity policies and strategies for using project management to facilitate institutional change.

Presented by: Dr. James Orr, University of Memphis.

Moderated by: Amanda Mckenzie, University of Waterloo & Jean Guerrero, Universidad de Monterrey

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eAPN6lZLQMeEKGv7dVrXJQ

Webinar Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16ol5QmcCjQ0yj7sBNekDrCxcWZZxxXIo/view

Going Remote with Integrity 3.0: Your Academic Integrity Policy Gone Virtual

Learn about strategies for:
– conducting investigations and hearing panels
– protecting confidentiality and integrity of process
– cultivating a learning centered adjudication process
– sanctioning students
– supporting due process and institutional policies

Presented by: James Orr, PhD, Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Project Management, Virginia Commonwealth University

Moderated by:
Tricia Bertram Gallant, PhD, Director, Academic Integrity Office, UC San Diego (HOST)
Camilla Roberts, PhD, Director, Honor and Integrity System, Kansas State University
Jean Guerrero Dib, Director of the Center for Ethics and Integrity, University of Monterrey (UDEM)
Amanda McKenzie, Director, Office of Quality Assurance & Academic Integrity, University of Waterloo


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Going Remote With Integrity 2.0: Technological Tips & Techniques

Going Remote With Integrity 2.0: Technological Tips & Techniques

In this webinar, learn about:

  • The foundations of academic integrity in assignment design
  • Approaches to online assignment and assessment development
  • How fast moves to remote teaching can align to authentic online learning

Presented by:
Douglas Harrison, PhD, Vice President and Dean, School of Cybersecurity and Information Technology, University of Maryland Global Campus

Moderated by:
Tricia Bertram Gallant, PhD, Director, Academic Integrity Office, UC San Diego (HOST)
Camilla Roberts, PhD, Director, Honor and Integrity System, Kansas State University
Jean Guerrero Dib, Director of the Center for Ethics and Integrity, University of Monterrey (UDEM)
Amanda McKenzie, Director, Office of Quality Assurance & Academic Integrity, University of Waterloo


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