Conference to tackle students cheating

A new conference on academic integrity is set to come to Dubai in March 2016, bringing together educators, students and industry to discuss, create and promote a culture of integrity across school and university campuses in the region.

Running from 26 – 28 March 2016, the International Conference on Academic Integrity Middle East Chapter (ICAI-ME) has been organised by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) in collaboration with the International Centre for Academic Integrity (Rutland Institute for Ethics, Clemson University).

The conference program will feature an array of original research, best practice examples, expert advice and fresh perspectives on topics such as plagiarism, cheating and possibilities of honour codes and councils.

Keynote speakers include Tracey Bretag from the University of South Australia and Teresa Fishman from the International Centre for Academic Integrity.

Turnitin, the company behind a system used by more than 10,000 academic institutions across the globe for originality checking, online grading and peer review and Gold Sponsor of the conference, will be running one of the event’s many workshops.

In a break-away from traditional academic conferences, school and university students are also expected to take a key role in the conference and have been invited by the organisers to submit their perspectives on how young people in the UAE approach the issue of cheating and plagiarism by taking part in a conference poster competition.

 

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