Promote, prevent, and prosecute: Academic integrity for student profiles.

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Fri, 9 Feb 2024 12:00 – 13:00 GMT


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Event Date: 9th February 2024

Time: 12 noon – 13:00 pm GMT (UK time)

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The recent development and deployment of ChatGPT has brought rising attention to academic integrity, academic misconduct, and assessment design. This impetus has come hot on the heels of international interest in academic integrity driven by contract cheating scandals. Additionally, concerns have been raised worldwide over cheating on insecure assessments that were used during emergency online teaching in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several strands of research from education, economics, psychology, and criminology come together to suggest that students can be classified into three distinct groups when it comes to their approach to academic integrity and cheating.

The largest group of students will typically act with integrity and avoid cheating. However, many students are also, at least somewhat, cheat-curious, and may cheat on assessments in some circumstances. Finally, a small number of students may cheat as a first-choice rather than engage with assessment work ethically in most situations.

This presentation will outline the three key groups and the range of strategies needed to promote academic integrity and reduce academic misconduct among students with different propensities to cheat.

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Dr Guy Curtis is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia.

His research interests include academic integrity and applied psychology, with a focus on individual differences in academic misconduct and organisational leadership.

He is an author of over 50 journal articles, co-editor of an upcoming book on Contract Cheating, winner of the inaugural Tracey Bretag prize for academic integrity in 2021, and a multi-award-winning university teacher.

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