19 October, 2022
Academic Integrity Week commences Monday 17 October and finishes on Friday 21 October 2022. There are multiple sessions for academic, professional, and research staff to attend during the week. All sessions will be held via Zoom. Full event details for each day and registration information can be found below.
Read about the events being held on Wednesday the 19th of October below:
Charles Sturt University Guest Presentation: Contract Cheating in non-text-based assessments
(10am – 11am)
This presentation will equip staff with the tools, resources, and equipment they need to spot a contracted non-text-based assignment. Dr Lachlan Brown joins us from Charles Sturt University as the Faculty of Arts and Education Academic Integrity Officer and will be sharing his insights on the process he takes when investigating allegations of contract cheating. This session will also highlight the niche indicators contract cheaters leave in non-text-based assignments.
Academic Cheating Services and what the Department of Linguistics is doing about it
(11am – 12pm)
The Department of Linguistics is taking a proactive approach against academic cheating services. Associate Professor Michael Proctor and Associate Professor Philip Chappell share their resources and methods on how they encourage both staff and students to steer clear from academic cheating services.
Modern Age Contract Cheating – Data, detection, and academic diligence
(12pm – 1pm)
Kane Murdoch, Manager, Complaints, Appeals, and Misconduct ventures into the land of contract cheating. This session will focus on providing staff with a currency of knowledge on modern-day contract cheating. What this looks like, the behavioural attributes and identification methods will all be shared. Kane will also provide advice on what academics can do to assist in the effort to combat contract cheating.
TEQSA’s Higher Education Integrity Unit Presentation
(1pm – 2pm)
Associate Director Dr Lenka Ucnik and Senior Project Officer Dr Camilla Fisher join us from the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency’s (TEQSA) Higher Education Integrity Unit. Lenka and Camilla will be updating us with the work that the Higher Education Integrity Unit has accomplished since its establishment. Lenka and Camilla will also be giving us an insight into common sector issues and providing advice on best practice tips.
If you have a question for the Higher Education Integrity Unit, please email it to Mr Riley O’Keeffe Academic Integrity Project Manager at email@example.com so it can be answered live in the presentation. Staff will also be provided with the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation if time permits.
Global Ethics Day: Carolyn Adams on Building a Social Licence to use sensitive data from government sources
(2pm – 3pm)
Health research around the world relies on access to data, and much of the most valuable, reliable, and comprehensive data collections are held by governments. These collections, which contain data on whole populations, are a powerful tool in the hands of researchers, especially when they are linked and analysed, and can help to address “wicked problems” in health and emerging global threats such as COVID-19. At the same time, these data collections contain sensitive information that must only be used in ways that respect the values, interests, and rights of individuals and their communities. Come to this webinar to learn more about responsible research access to government data collections for health research.
This session will be presented by Dr Carolyn Adams, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Law School, Dr Felicity Flack, Manager, Policy and Client Services at Population Health Research Network, and Ms Judith Allen, Honorary fellow, University of Western Australia Law School.
Griffith University and Best Practice Academic Integrity
(3pm – 4pm)
Griffith University join us to present on their best practice in academic integrity. Staff will share their best practice stories and the bumps they have come across in pathing the path for academic integrity at the University.
If you have a question for Griffith University, please email it to Mr Riley O’Keeffe Academic Integrity Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org so it can be answered live in the presentation. Staff will also be provided with the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation if time permits.
Ask us anything: Staff and student Q&A session with an Academic Integrity Officer
(4pm – 5pm)
Our Academic Integrity Officer’s join us for a staff and student question and answer session. Students and staff can pose questions to the Academic Integrity officers and these questions will be discussed in depth. Topics like contract cheating, best practice in the classroom and messages we can proactively convey to students will all be on the table for discussion.
If you have a question for the Academic Integrity Officers, please email it to Mr Riley O’Keeffe Academic Integrity Project Manager at email@example.com so it can be answered live in the presentation. Staff will also be provided with the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation if time permits.