How K-12 Teachers Can Strengthen Academic Integrity Culture: Ukrainian Perspectives on Academic Integrity

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How Teachers Can Strengthen Academic Integrity Culture: Ukrainian Perspectives on Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a set of moral codes and rules that supports trust in education. Teaching using techniques and methods based on academic integrity create a system of transparent rules and procedures that, if followed by students and peers, demonstrate a firm connection between academic integrity and quality. Based on the data from the research  held by the American Councils Ukraine office with the Strengthening Academic Integrity in Ukraine Project – SAIUP (2016-2020) students who knew basis of academic writing and had courses on professional orientation in schools, tend to be more motivated to follow academic integrity principles in the universities.

Speakers: Yana Chapailo & Anastasiia Sydoruk

Yana Chapailo is a project coordinator of Academic Integrity and Quality Initiative at the American Councils for International Education, Ukraine office. She has been working with the topic of academic integrity for more than 6 years. She is a co-author of an online course “Academic Integrity for Teachers”, has experience of organizing a National Video Competition for Students “Honesty Begins with You” (2016, 2017, 2019), advising on lesson plans and recommendations on academic integrity. She believes that academic integrity is a collected responsibility of teachers, students, and parents, and only together we can succeed in our goal of quality education.

Anastasiia Sydoruk project assistant of Academic Integrity and Quality Initiative at the American Councils for International Education, Ukraine Office. Anastasiia is a social psychologist, author of training programs for the development of emotional and social intelligence for school-age children. She believes that “Every teacher who, through his or her own actions and attitudes, transmits the importance of academic integrity, instills in children worldview values ​​and patterns of behavior that should form the basis of a strong civil society and a successful country. The future of our country is in the hands of our teachers. “

Assessment Design for Academic Integrity: Policing, Prevention & Participation


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Assessment Design for Academic Integrity: Policing, Prevention, & Participation

Most strategies to strengthen academic integrity on traditional test-based assessments focus on policing cheating efforts when they happen. Although these strategies work reasonably well in a face-to-face environment, they are ineffective or impossible in this new online-only educational landscape. It’s impossible to monitor students who are scattered across different locations and time zones and the opportunities for online collaboration are easily available. The rapid shift to remote teaching has meant redesigning assessments to maintain academic integrity, several of which, such as repeating questions across assessments and testing course-specific topics, will be discussed in this workshop. Efforts to promote cheating prevention rather than just policing, such as a pre-assessment “honesty pledge” meme assignment will be showcased.

Jennifer Stamp received her BSc in Neuroscience from Dalhousie University and PhD in Anatomy from Cambridge University.  She trained as a neuroanatomist and neuroendocrinologist, and published articles on the topics of stress, hormones, addiction, and sleep and co-authored two editions of an introductory Psychology textbook. Dr. Stamp currently holds a position as a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie, where she has been since 2003.  She has played an active role in undergraduate teaching and research, concentrating in the areas of Integrated Science, Introductory Psychology, Neuroanatomy, Neuroendocrinology, Pharmacology, Addiction, and Social Psychology.  Her work on innovative teaching strategies has culminated in the development of several online introductory courses and she has received numerous teaching awards.  Dr. Stamp’s current work focuses on development of online, active learning modules as well as tools to enhance science literacy. She has been invited to speak at local and national teaching and learning conferences. 

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Academic Integrity and Mathematics: e = app

Academic Integrity and Mathematics: e = app

The area of math assessment is a rapidly evolving one, and the way educators think about academic integrity in this area needs to evolve with it. Apps which not only solve math problems, but show the steps taken towards the solution, are readily available to students. Meanwhile, “study help” websites allow students writing tests and exams outside of their schools to outsource questions in fast turn-around times.

Are current academic integrity policies equipped to deal with this aspect of remote learning? At which point does the use of these technologies represent cognitive offloading (Dawson, 2021)? In considering ways to address this, what are the effects on the stress levels of students (Eaton & Turner, 2020)?

Join the multidisciplinary Learning Commons team for an interactive session where academic integrity is anchored in teaching and learning (Bertram Gallant, 2016). Participants will leave this session with an improved understanding of math applications and their uses, defining cheating behaviours for specific assessments, and looking at assessment from the student perspective.

Presenters: Lynn Cliplef (Faculty Development Coach), Craig Dedrick (Learning Strategist), Caitlin Munn (Quality Assurance Specialist), and Josh Seeland (Manager, Library Services & Academic Integrity).

Date: Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (CST)

Capacity: Limited to 40

Platform: Zoom

To register, email: desrochersa4942@assiniboine.net



Bertram Gallant, T. (2016). Leveraging institutional integrity for the betterment of education. In Bretag, T. (Ed.). Handbook of academic integrity. Springer.​

Dawson, P. (2021). Defending assessment security in a digital world: preventing e-cheating and supporting academic integrity in higher education. Routledge.

Eaton, S. E., & Turner, K. L. (2020). Exploring academic integrity and mental health during COVID-19: Rapid review. Journal of Contemporary Education Theory & Review4(1),35 – 41. ​


Josh Seeland is the Manager, Library Services & Academic Integrity Officer at the Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Library in Brandon, MB, Canada, where his primary duties include research initiatives and library instruction/outreach at ACC locations across Manitoba. He is a member of the Manitoba Academic Integrity Network (MAIN) and chairs ACC’s Academic Integrity Advisory Committee. Seeland holds Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy from the University of Manitoba and a diploma in Library and Information Technology from Red River College.

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.


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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

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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

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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