Tales of the Unexpected: Traps and Pitfalls in Academic Integrity
A series of online seminars led by experts from around the world. Hosted by Bournemouth University.
UK Higher Education has a reputation for quality, relevance, and integrity.
This is evidenced through institutional documentation, student feedback, staff commitment and regulatory reporting. Factors that support student learning are baseline entry skills, capabilities, and engagement. Communities and tools to support include in-person staff-student/peer-to-peer connection, access to, and capability to use IT.
Factors that mitigate success are levels of course engagement, independent learning, and personal impacts. Such mitigations can affect critical thinking, enthusiasm, and achievement in academic endeavours. Against the backdrop of lower entry tariffs, a two year+ pandemic and other external influences, there is evidence amongst the student body of information overload, a mental health crisis, an absence of key developmental milestones and executive functioning among other pressures.
One aspect where these factors are noted has been in academic offences.
An increase in academic misconduct has been evidenced across the global HE sector and more recently in UK HE. The pandemic has exacerbated a decline of academic integrity and an increase in offences that go beyond the concept of plagiarism. At institutional level, mitigations are in place, but more can be done.
The following sessions explain and discuss the variety of misconduct that is globally evident and offer opportunities for support and guidance on how to mitigate academic offences beyond the current institutional activities.
How do I join?
All sessions are running online via Zoom. You can access a copy of the programme here – click on the links in the programme to sign up via Eventbrite for the sessions: Academic Integrity Programme – Part 1
|29 Nov||16.00-17.00||Dr Sarah Elaine Eaton||Plagiarism in the Disrupted HE landscape|
|7 Dec||12.00-13.00||Dr Thomas Lancaster||Contract Cheating – Solutions for Prevention and Identification
|7 Dec||16.00-17.00||Dr Brenda M Stoesz||Murky Waters of File Sharing|
|13 Dec||12.00-13.00||Dr Guy Curtis||Psychological Perspectives on Academic Misconduct|
|14 Dec||12.00-13.00||Dr Irene Glendinning
|Threats to academic integrity and how to address them|
Alternatively, BU staff can simply join on the day and time by clicking on the links in the Workshops and Drop-ins page of the Brightspace Staff Resources area.
Look out for further webinars in this series taking place in the new year.
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