Academic Integrity for Teaching and Learning: Insights for Ethical Practice

Series: Online

Event Date & Time

  • October 19, 2021
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Join us for an interactive session about what academic integrity looks like through a teaching and learning lens. In this workshop we move away from outdated “Gotcha!” approaches that seek to punish students after misconduct has occurred and instead look at academic integrity as an everyday practice of ethical decision-making that we enact through teaching, learning and daily decisions.

We will also look briefly at the predatory contract cheating industry and what educators need to know to help students protect themselves as they focus on learning ethically. Academic integrity is about more than student conduct; it is the foundation of ethical decision-making in and beyond the classroom.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this session engaged participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the role they play in a multi-stakeholder approach to upholding academic integrity.
  • Understand the threat posed by commercial third-party entities.
  • Discover concrete examples of how other universities are addressing complex issues related to academic misconduct.

Please note, this session is part of UBC’s Academic Integrity Week taking place October 18 – 22, 2021.

Speaker Bio:

Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada where she also serves as the University’s inaugural Educational Leader in Residence, Academic Integrity. An award-winning educator and researcher, Eaton’s work focuses on academic integrity in higher education. Dr. Eaton serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Educational Integrity (BMC Springer Nature) and is the author of Plagiarism in Higher Education: Tackling Tough Topics in Academic Integrity (2021) Her academic research can be found in the British Journal of Educational Research, Educational Policy, and the Journal of Academic Ethics, among other places. She is a member of the Committee for Publication Ethics (COPE) Council. Dr. Eaton is a co-founding member of the Alberta Council on Academic Integrity (Canada) and co-chair of the council’s Contract Cheating Working Group. Dr. Eaton is a member of the European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI) Policy Working Group and lead a national policy research team in Canada focusing on contract cheating and academic integrity.

This event is hosted online on Zoom