National Academic Integrity Week 2020

National Academic Integrity Week 2020

Ireland’s inaugural National Academic Integrity Week will take place from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October 2020. This programme of online events aims to share guidance and best practice in upholding and cultivating academic integrity in all academic activity undertaken, including issues arising from academic misconduct and cheating, showcasing the voices of teaching and learning practitioners, as well as those of students themselves.  

The programme consists of events organised by AIT that are thematically relevant for both students and academic staff. The diary of events also includes those organised by the National Academic Integrity Network (NAIN). The full details of their programme of events for the week can be found here

National Academic Integrity Week 2020 -  Programme of Events 

Monday 19 October

AIT student event

9.30 a.m.

Monday

19 October

Launch of The Academic Integrity Student Quiz

This is short quiz designed to seek students understanding of Academic Integrity.  A link with the questions will be sent to the student email accounts.   Lots of prizes to be won!

Via Student email/social media forums (through Students' Union)

NAIN event

 

11.00am -12.00pm

 

Monday

19 October

 

Student Role in Raising the Right Kind of Awareness for Integrity and Against Contract Cheating 

Host: The European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI) 

Moderator: Dr Zeenath Khan, University of Wollongong Dubai 

More details and registration are available here. 

This panel discussion with higher education students promises to unfold the possibilities and bring students to the forefront of the conversation to find out how students can and do play a role in actively raising the right kind of awareness towards integrity and against contract cheating.  

For most educators, it is of paramount importance that we are able to instil in our students values of academic integrity, to help students stay away from such misconducts as contract cheating, and thus, cultivate a culture of integrity in our classrooms. However, more often our conversation happens "over" and "around" the students - the most important stakeholder of academic integrity. Sure, lack of integrity raises doubts on our quality of teaching, devalues the degrees - but the vast majority of the impact lies at the feet of students, intentional, unintentional and bystanders.  

While all students don't cheat or contract cheat, most students are aware of others who have engaged in contracting others to do their work, as silent observers of the act being committed. This often has dire consequences and implications for the bystanders too - from demotivation, to agitation to aggression and sometimes motivation. So, what would happen if students were part of the dialogue? What would happen if students played a bigger role in raising the right kind of awareness for integrity and against contract cheating?​

NAIN event

 

12.30 pm -14.00 pm

 

Monday

19 October

Consider Technology to Support Academic Integrity 
 

Host:  Irish Universities Association Enhancing Digital Teaching & Learning (EDTL) Project Team  

Based on the EDTL Advice for Academic Integrity in Online Assessment, this webinar will focus on how you can use digital technologies to create an environment conducive to Academic Integrity and to support alternative assessment methods.   

Sign up here to receive the link to join the webinar and others in the IUADigEd series. Registration for individual webinars is not required.  ​

AIT student event

 

13.00 pm -14.00pm

 

Monday

19 October

 

From Sourcing to Paraphrasing & Referencing for Assignments: Why & How?
Students, are you looking to source & reference materials for your assignments? Join this workshop to get tips on sourcing materials in any academic area from library collections, tips on paraphrasing and an overview of how to reference in the appropriate style.
 

Zoom Session

https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/4287559676?pwd=a2F4cWR2blFsYkg1ZEplT21ZSko1QT09

Meeting ID: 428 755 9676

Passcode: 3pADS3

AIT staff event

 

14.00pm-15.00pm

 

Monday

19 October

 

 

 

Using Turnitin: setting up assignments, interpreting reports and advising students what to do to improve originality

In this workshop, which is facilitated by the Learning and Teaching Unit, staff will look at how to set up an assignment on Turnitin, interpret a feedback report and explore ways they can then support students to improve their originality score in their writing.

 

Zoom Session

https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/84931799243?pwd=NlBybFF3YldRalpZbERmWFFuRStoUT09

Meeting ID: 849 3179 9243

Passcode: 8ViB6J

 

Tuesday 20 October

 

NAIN Event

 

10.00am -11.00am

 

Tuesday

20 October

 

​Towards a Culture of Academic Integrity at IT Sligo 

Host:  IT Sligo and Epigeum/Oxford University Press  

Presenters:  Gavin Clinch, Head of Online Learning and Jennifer Gilligan, Instructional Designer, Centre for Online Learning, IT Sligo; and Nick Broom, Senior Learning Consultant  

When Epigeum announced the proposal to produce an online programme on academic integrity, IT Sligo saw an opportunity to further their aims of developing a culture of academic integrity within the institution and joined the development group. In this way, they brought their experience and expertise to the creation of the programme and in March 2020 the programme was published in two versions, one for staff and one for students, and IT Sligo set about implementing them. This webinar will look at IT Sligo’s approach to fostering academic integrity at the institute, including how online provision has been integrated, its impact on practice, and its plans for the future. There will also be a brief reference to how Epigeum is working with institutions throughout Ireland on a number of programmes.

Register in advance here.  ​

AIT student event

 

11.00am 12.00pm

 

Tuesday

20 October

 

Tacking your Writing Assignment

Students, are you working on a writing task?  Do you have a deadline?

Come and join this workshop to look at all aspects of writing in a college assignment, from planning, to gathering material, to writing, editing, and managing your time effectively.

Zoom Session

https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/85205344218?pwd=UDFxbHF1dXJhTWkxUHhhMkNPdDlDUT09

Meeting ID: 852 0534 4218

Passcode: 4Sapmg

NAIN event

 

11.00am-12.00pm

 

Tuesday

20 October

 

​Where is the borderline of plagiarism? 

Host: The European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI) 

Presenters: Dr Tomáš Foltýnek and Dr Dita Dlabolová, Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic   

The workshop is a mixture of information, activities to make participants think about the issues and discussions. It also presents results from European-wide surveys about plagiarism. Participants are encouraged to share their personal experience.   

We will talk about the understanding of plagiarism, discuss several scenarios and assess their severity. We will also consider reasons leading students to plagiarism, and discuss prevention, and also the policies and penalties which are a necessary part of prevention. As for prevention, we will share the best practices collected in the European-wide project.   

In the end, a brief introduction to the technical aspects of plagiarism detection will be given: what are the plagiarism detection tools able to discover, where are their limits and how to read similarity reports.   

More details and registration are available here. 

AIT student event

13.00 pm -14.00pm

 

Tuesday

20 October

 

 

Referencing Harvard Style & Avoiding Plagiarism in your assignments
This session is specifically for students who will be working with Harvard Referencing style. Join us for instruction & tips on using this style and how to avoid plagiarism in your assignments.
 

Zoom Session
https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/4287559676?pwd=a2F4cWR2blFsYkg1ZEplT21ZSko1QT09

Meeting ID: 428 755 9676

Passcode: 3pADS3

AIT staff and student event

15.00pm -16.00pm

Tuesday

20 October

Academic Integrity in the post-truth, fake news era

Presenter: Dr Kevin O’Rourke, Digital Campus Architect, TU Dublin

In this guest lecture, Dr O' Rourke will highlight a number of new challenges in relation to academic integrity with particular reference to the global explosion of fake news and fake information. 

Register in advance here. 

 

Wednesday 21 October

AIT staff and student event

10.00am-11.00am

Wednesday

21 October

The New ICLA Licence

Presenter:  Samantha Holman, Executive Director, Irish Copyright Licensing Agency

This talk will provide an overview for an academic audience of the new ICLA Licence which has been updated to be fully supportive of blended (in person and online) learning, including text and images from the internet as well as the full complement of Irish and international published materials.

Zoom Session

Join Zoom Meeting:  
https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/4287559676?pwd=a2F4cWR2blFsYkg1ZEplT21ZSko1QT09 

Meeting ID: 428 755 9676

Passcode: 3pADS3

AIT student event

11.00am -12.00pm

 

Wednesday

21 October

 

 

 

Tackling your Writing Assignment

Students, are you working on a writing task?  Do you have a deadline?

Come and join this workshop to look at all aspects of writing in a college assignment, from planning, to gathering material, to writing, editing, and managing your time effectively.

Zoom Session

https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/85205344218?pwd=UDFxbHF1dXJhTWkxUHhhMkNPdDlDUT09

Meeting ID: 852 0534 4218

Passcode: 4Sapmg

NAIN event

 

11.00am-12.00pm

 

Wednesday

21 October

 

 

 

The Irish Academic Integrity Project: Enhancing Academic Integrity and Regulating Academic Misconduct in the Higher Education Sector 

Host: The International Centre for Academic Integrity (ICAI) Twenty in 20 Programme 

Presenters:  Dr Deirdre Stritch (Approval and Monitoring Manager) and Sue Hackett (National Academic Integrity Network Co-ordinator), Quality and Qualifications Ireland  

In this webinar, as part of the ICAI series Twenty in 20 series, the presenters will talk about the Irish  Academic Integrity project initiated by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland), the National Academic Integrity Network (NAIN), including what has been achieved to date,  the current focus and what activities are planned in collaboration with stakeholders in higher education in the Irish context as the project moves forward.  

Register in advance here.  

This webinar is part of the ICAI series of 20 events from across the globe over 20 hours, Twenty in 20 - Sharing and Conversation about Contract Cheating, involving students, institutions, quality assurance and higher education agencies. The event will host 20 hours of live feed from around the world devoted to sharing and talking about the issue of contract cheating in different countries. Information on the International Day including the programme and registration details can be found here.

AIT staff event

 

12.00pm-13.00pm

 

Wednesday

21 October

 

 

Avoiding Plagiarism: creating awareness and recognition of plagiarism

This interactive staff workshop facilitated by the Learning and Teaching Unit has been designed to provide an opportunity for staff to discuss the issues of plagiarism and become more familiar with identifying it in writing. Staff will also be given the opportunity to share ideas on how they encourage students to avoid plagiarism in their own classes. 

Zoom Session

https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/82058625608?pwd=WnAxOTYzcXBoSHM0TFozZ3hBMFQrUT09

Meeting ID: 820 5862 5608

Passcode: 3VCNch

NAIN event

 

12.30pm -13.30pm

 

Wednesday

21 October

 

 

Explorations in Academic Integrity

Host:  Dundalk Institute of Technology

Presenters:  Dr Moira Maguire, Head of Learning and Teaching; Dr Colletta Dalikeni, School of Business and Humanities; Dr Kevin Howard, School of Business and Humanities; Mr Christoper O’ Neill, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Students Union Vice-President for Student Engagement​

This webinar will be a conversation exploring Academic Integrity from a wide variety of perspectives: academics, students and representatives from the Institute’s Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT).

Register in advance here​.​

AIT student event

 

13.00pm-14.00pm

 

Wednesday

21 October

Referencing APA Style & Avoiding Plagiarism in your assignments
This session is specifically for students who will be working with APA Referencing style. Join us for instruction & tips on using this style and how to avoid plagiarism in your assignments.
 

Zoom Session
https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/4287559676?pwd=a2F4cWR2blFsYkg1ZEplT21ZSko1QT09

Meeting ID: 428 755 9676

Passcode: 3pADS3

AIT staff and student event

 

14.00pm-15.00pm

 

Wednesday

21 October

 

CCT College Dublin and Athlone Institute of Technology present:

A panel discussion on:

CONTRACT CHEATING:  IS IT EVER WORTH IT?

CCT Panel Members

Justin Smyth, Librarian (Chair of Panel)

Dr Graham Glanville, Dean of School

Greg South, Student Success Lead

Taras Boreyko, Student Mentor

AIT Panel Members

Jane Burns, Director of Quality and Assistant Registrar

Aine Daly, Students’ Union President

Zoom Session

https://zoom.us/j/94038109865

NAIN event

15.00pm-16.00pm

Wednesday

21 October

 

 

Academic Integrity Student Webinar 

Host: Hibernia College 

Presenters: Hibernia College Academic Integrity Team 

Hibernia College, as part of the Oct 21st International Day of Academic Integrity, will hold a webinar exploring how we can commit to and demonstrate honest and moral behaviour in an academic setting.  

Register in advance here. 

NAIN event

16.00pm-17.00pm

Wednesday

21 October

 

 

​Fostering Academic Integrity in the Classroom 

National Academic Integrity Network Webinar Series 

Host: Quality and Qualifications Ireland 

Presenter: Dr Tricia Bertram Gallant, Director, Academic Integrity Office, University of California San Diego  

In the 2nd National Academic Integrity Network webinar, Dr Bertram Gallant, an internationally recognised expert on integrity and ethics in education, will focus on what teachers can do in their classrooms to foster academic integrity with their groups of learners, incorporating principles and approaches to academic integrity into their programme design, pedagogy, and teaching and learning methodology.  

Register in advance here.

NAIN event

 

17.15pm-18.00pm

 

Wednesday

21 October

 

 

The Ethics of Academic Integrity

Host:  Dublin City University 

Presenters:  Mohammad Hoseini, School of Theology, Philosophy & Music; Caitlin Grant, Student Union Humanities & Social Sciences Rep; Billy Kelly, DCU Dean of Teaching and Learning  

Chair: Dr Fiona O’Riordan, Academic Developer, Teaching Enhancement Unit  

The aim of this panel discussion is to reframe the discourse around academic integrity from a policy-driven punitive approach to a sense of personal responsibility driven by our own internal moral compass.   

Register in advance here

 

Thursday 22 October

AIT staff and student event

 

10.00am-11.00am


Thursday

22 October


 

Navigating Google, Google Scholar and Library Scholarly Databases for scholarly searching.   What is the difference anyway?

This talk will explain the differences between using search engines and library databases for sourcing and researching academic topics covering what is being searched, which is appropriate when and context for each within the ever-growing information landscape.

Zoom Session

https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/4287559676?pwd=a2F4cWR2blFsYkg1ZEplT21ZSko1QT09

Meeting ID: 428 755 9676

Passcode: 3pADS3

NAIN event

 

10.00am-12.00pm

 

Thursday

22 October



 

​The Business of Contract Cheating 

Host:  IT Carlow (part of National Forum-funded seminar series) 

Presenters: Dr Thomas Lancaster (Imperial College London) and Kevin McStravock (Vice President for Academic Affairs, Union of Students in Ireland)  

Contract cheating involves all activities where a learner acquires academic work from a third party and submits it to a higher education institution without acknowledging the third-party contribution. The contribution can either be paid or unpaid. It is a form of academic misconduct and plagiarism. Contract cheating has many levels and is a thriving business, having a sophisticated business model which exploits learner vulnerabilities. COVID-19 has opened many new avenues which this sector has been quick to exploit.  

This seminar will look at how the contract cheating businesses are engaging learners in new ways. It will discuss how learners are being groomed to engage in academic misconduct. By understanding the engagement mechanisms, exploring the motivation of the learners to purchase assessments will be discussed. How this is addressed will involve engaging the learners in developing a systemic culture of academic integrity.  

Register in advance here.

NAIN event

 

11.00am-12.00pm

 

Thursday

22 October



 

The COVID-19 Teacher Qualification - Promoting Academic Integrity for teaching and learning during the pandemic 

Host:  European Network for Academic Integrity 

Panel Members:  Valerie P. Denney, DBA, (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, US); Mustafa Yunus Eryaman, PhD, (President of The World Education Research Association); Canakkale Onsekiz (Mart University, Turkey); Inga Gaizauskaite, (Lithuanian Social Research Centre & Vilnius University, Lithuania); Salim Razı, PhD; Canakkale Onsekiz (Mart University, Turkey); Fiona O'Riordan, PhD (Dublin City University); Camilla J Roberts, PhD (Kansas State University, ICAI President) 

Moderator: Sonja Bjelobaba, PhD (ENAI Vice-president, Uppsala University, Sweden)  

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for us all – not least for teachers that in many cases were forced to overnight start teaching online. The lectures, seminars, assessments, meetings: everything has moved onto different online platforms. Nonetheless, academic integrity and its values were to be sustained. What are the lessons learned? How well did we do? What experiences and best practices can we share with each other? How can we design online assessments in a way that decreases misconduct such as plagiarism, contract cheating, and collusion? Those are some of the questions that will be discussed in this webinar with teachers from several different countries, including Ireland.   

More details and registration are available here.​

NAIN event

 

12.30pm-13.30pm

 

Thursday

22 October

 

Promoting Academic Integrity through Robust Assessment Design

Host:  CCT College Dublin 

Presenter:  Dr Laura Costelloe (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick) 

Dr Costelloe will speak on a range of strategies and tools for educators to promote academic integrity via assessment design. The talk is being offered as part of CCT College Dublin's Excellence in Teaching Series which includes internal and external speakers from across the sector with the aim of promoting sectoral discourse on a range of key topics.  

Register in advance here.  ​

AIT staff event

 

13.00pm-14.00pm

 

Thursday

22 October

 

 

 

Using Turnitin: setting up assignments, interpreting reports and advising students what to do to improve originality

In this workshop, which is facilitated by the Learning and Teaching Unit, staff will look at how to set up an assignment on Turnitin, interpret a feedback report and explore ways they can then support students to improve their originality score in their writing.

 

Zoom Session

https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/84931799243?pwd=NlBybFF3YldRalpZbERmWFFuRStoUT09

Meeting ID: 849 3179 9243

Passcode: 8ViB6J

AIT student event

 

13.00pm-14.00pm

 

Thursday

22 October

 

Referencing Vancouver Style and Avoiding Plagiarism in your assignments
This session is specifically for students who will be working with Vancouver Referencing style. Join us for instruction & tips on using this style and how to avoid plagiarism in your assignments.
 

Zoom Session

https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/4287559676?pwd=a2F4cWR2blFsYkg1ZEplT21ZSko1QT09

Meeting ID: 428 755 9676

Passcode: 3pADS3

AIT staff event

 

14.00pm-15.00pm

 

Thursday

22 October

 

 

Avoiding Plagiarism: creating awareness and recognition of plagiarism

This interactive staff workshop facilitated by the Learning and Teaching Unit has been designed to provide an opportunity for staff to discuss the issues of plagiarism and become more familiar with identifying it in writing. Staff will also be given the opportunity to share ideas on how they encourage students to avoid plagiarism in their own classes. 

Zoom Session

https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/82058625608?pwd=WnAxOTYzcXBoSHM0TFozZ3hBMFQrUT09

Meeting ID: 820 5862 5608

Passcode: 3VCNch

 

Friday 23 October

AIT student event

 

9.00am - 13.00pm

 

Friday

23 October

 

Drop-in Clinic on all things Referencing
No question too big or too small, drop-in to get your queries answered by library referencing experts.
 

Zoom Session or ask at the desk if you are onsite

https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/4287559676?pwd=a2F4cWR2blFsYkg1ZEplT21ZSko1QT09

Meeting ID: 428 755 9676

Passcode: 3pADS3

AIT staff event

 

10.00am-11.00am

 

Friday

23 October

Academic Integrity resource pack for LDHE lecturers

A student resource pack on recognising and avoiding plagiarism has been devised by the Learning and Teaching Unit and will be made available to all staff presenting LDHE modules. It is ideal to use with first year students as we promote awareness of academic integrity.

Zoom Session

https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/89528662336?pwd=THpIWmhocnk4SG01aWluRm1VSFNFZz09

Meeting ID: 895 2866 2336

Passcode: 3VCNch

NAIN event

 

11.00am-12.00pm

 

Friday

23 October

 

Building your own ethical behaviours in medical research 

Host:  European Network of Academic Integrity 

Presenter:  Dr S D Sivasubramaniam (University of Derby, United Kingdom)  

This case study-based workshop is suited for graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in the fields of science and medicine. It will focus on ethical behaviour and integrity in every aspect of scientific/medical research. Many of these case studies were gathered from actual real-life experiences of students and academics. Participants are expected to interact with each other by discussing the scenarios provided to conclude the right approach and actions suitable for each scenario. In this way, participants may gain greater knowledge and experience in ethical behaviour in research.   

More details and registration are available here. ​​

AIT staff event

 

12.00pm-13.00pm

 

Friday

23 October

Academic Integrity resource pack for LDHE lecturers

A student resource pack on recognising and avoiding plagiarism has been devised by the Learning and Teaching Unit and will be made available to all staff presenting LDHE modules. It is ideal to use with first year students as we promote awareness of academic integrity.

Zoom Session

https://ait-ie.zoom.us/j/89528662336?pwd=THpIWmhocnk4SG01aWluRm1VSFNFZz09

Meeting ID: 895 2866 2336

Passcode: 3VCNch

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