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March 26th, 2024, 10h am (EST, Montréal), PUPP collaborator Ph.D. candidate Pegi Pavletić will present the webinar “Croatian students’ ombudspersons: What support do the students need and how effective are they as ombuds?

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Abstract: “Croatian Law on Student council and Other Students’ Organizations determines that the students at all Croatian higher education institutions can have their rights protected by students’ ombudspersons. These ombudspersons are selected from among the students themselves at public elections at every faculty, and one of these representatives is a coordinator at the level of the Universities. Within the Croatian Students’ Council, a national students’ ombudsperson coordinator has their office. The role of the students’ ombudspersons is to provide consultations on the matters of academic integrity, help students in defending their rights in ethical or judicial procedures at universities, and to help them get the information they need.
The goal of this webinar is to present this system of students acting as ombudspersons, and to collect and present ombuds’ experiences related to the issues students face most often, connected to students’ rights and academic integrity. We will also speak about the ombuds’ support at the institution, the training opportunities they get and the quality of collaboration at the institutional level in relation to academic integrity. We will investigate whether they have sufficient support, and if not, why is that and how can their training be improved.

The outcome of this webinar would be to engage in a fruitful discussion with others that might be involved in working with students in academic integrity, collecting advice on how to more effectively engage students and train them in the topic, and how can the students engage more actively and train themselves.”

Lecturer: Pegi Pavletić is a Ph.D. candidate in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnology, field: medicinal chemistry, at the University of Camerino in Italy. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Quality Assurance Pool of Student Experts under the European Students’ Union. She is a former member of the Executive Committee of the European Students’ Union, focusing on the fields of Quality Assurance, Academic Integrity and Recognition. She was a President of the Croatian Students’ Council and a two-time President of the Students’ Council at the University of Rijeka, where she collaborated with students’ ombudspersons and the national students’ ombudspersons coordinator.

MAIN Speaker Series 2023/24 – Session 6

Date: March 14, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Zoom

“The Manitoba Academic Integrity Network is excited to present a series of professional development opportunities related to academic integrity. Registration links are found within each session, and open to anyone working at or attending an educational institution. Email with any further questions.”

Session 6: Inclusion and Accessibility with AI Tools.

Thursday, March 14, 2024,  9 am – 10 am (Central Standard Time).

Presenter: Dr. Mary Davis is academic integrity lead at Oxford Brookes University, UK and has been working in the field of academic integrity for nearly 20 years. 

Register here


PUPP Free Webinars Serie: “Intentional Plagiarism: Testing Risk Aversion Hypothesis”

Date: February 27, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Zoom

February 27th, 2024, 10h am (EST, Montréal), PUPP researcher Sébastien Béland will present the webinar “Intentional Plagiarism: Testing Risk Aversion Hypothesis”

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Abstract: This webinar explores the idea that intentional plagiarism can be a risk adverse behavior, which can be seen in a large variety of contexts (Mandrick & Bao, 2005) and even in the animal kingdom (Zhang, Brennan & Lo, 2014). Using three different data collections, this study investigated French-Canadian undergraduate education students’ (i) inclination to take risks in life and (ii) their likelihood of intentional plagiarism in different scenarios involving varying degrees of risk of being caught. Our finding shows that 60% of students declare themselves as non risk-takers. Thus, we will show that the risk adverse hypothesis seems plausible and we suggest that students are more susceptible to plagiarise when the stakes are high and the risk of being caught is low.

Lecturer: Sébastien Béland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Administration and Educational Foundations at the Université de Montréal. His passion for research and statistics is reflected in his areas of expertise: assessment (objectives, tools and practice), measurement and research methods.


MAIN Speaker Series 2023/24 – Session 5

Date: February 8, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Zoom

“The Manitoba Academic Integrity Network is excited to present a series of professional development opportunities related to academic integrity. Registration links are found within each session, and open to anyone working at or attending an educational institution. Email with any further questions.”

Session 5: Understanding if and How Students’ Mindsets and Actions Align.

Thursday February 8th, 2024, 11 am – 12 pm (Central Standard Time). 

Presenter: Kelley Packalen, PhD is an Associate Professor of Strategy & Organization, Smith School of Business and Special Advisor on Academic Integrity to the Vice Provost (Teaching and Learning), Queen’s University. Both her approach to academic integrity in the classroom and her service work on policy is informed by her research on the topic.

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November 9th, 2023, 10h am EST (Montréal), PUPP Co-Director and researcher Irene Glendinning will present this Free Webinar.

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Institution-Wide Approaches to Academic Integrity, Working with Colleagues and Students

Abstract: “Skills and knowledge of undergraduate students, on topics such as academic writing, use of sources, paraphrasing etc, are sometimes overestimated by their subject tutors and the students themselves. Such skills deficits can lead to allegations of plagiarism or academic misconduct. This webinar will consider ways that higher education institutions can work with colleagues and students to avoid and overcome these difficulties.”

Lecturer: Dr Irene Glendinning is Academic Integrity Lead for Coventry University Group, based in the Office of Teaching and Learning. Before she joined Coventry University in 1990, she taught in secondary schools, further education and adult education and worked for a decade in industry as a computer scientist. After joining Coventry University, she managed portfolios of undergraduate, postgraduate (PGT) and international partnership programmes, as well as supervising several PhD students. Since 2009 she has led and participated in many successful research projects focused on policies for academic integrity and academic quality, funded by the European Commission, Council of Europe and Council for Higher Education Accreditation. She is currently leading the working group for the European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI) on ethical publishing and dissemination (EPAD) and co-leading the joint ENAI and NERQ (Network for Education and Research Quality) working group on Academic Integrity Policies. Her research interests remain in academic and research integrity, quality assurance, pedagogy, student experience and addressing corruption in higher education. She serves on several editorial boards and advisory groups focused on academic and research integrity and continues to conduct research, currently on projects with funding from Canada and Europe. She has published many journal papers and book chapters on topics relating to academic integrity policies and addressing corruption in education.

MAIN Speaker Series 2023/24 – Session 4

Date: November 8, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Zoom

“The Manitoba Academic Integrity Network is excited to present a series of professional development opportunities related to academic integrity. Registration links are found within each session, and open to anyone working at or attending an educational institution. Email with any further questions.”

Session 4:  Can Software Solve the Academic Integrity Crisis?

Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 12 pm – 1 pm (Central Standard Time).

Presenter: Debora Weber-Wulff is a retired professor of media and computing from the University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin. 

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PUPP Free Webinars Serie: “The Reference Resource: What, When, How and Why of Referencing.”

Date: October 26, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Zoom
Hello everyone, we are pleased to announce that the PUPP Free Webinars Serie kicks off this year with PUPP researcher 𝗖𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗮 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿, 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 26t𝗵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯, 𝟭𝟬𝗵 𝗮𝗺 EDT (𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲́𝗮𝗹).
Webinar: “The Reference Resource: What, When, How and Why of Referencing.”
Abstract: This webinar will introduce the concept of referencing, focusing on current practice and the rapidly changing practice of referencing norms. Through examples and a case study, engaged participants will learn the significance of referencing, the purpose and standard of referencing practice, the differences between referencing and citation (and why both matter), and identify new considerations for referencing that promote academic integrity and improve the clarity of academic writing.
Lecturer: Ceceilia is Associate Professor of Executive Leadership at Le Moyne College. Her research focuses on academic integrity equity, and student success. She regularly writes and presents on issues of academic integrity and is currently editor in chief of the Academic Integrity and Referencing skill module for Student Success with SAGE Learning Resources.

MAIN Speaker Series 2023/24 – Session 3

Date: October 18, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Zoom

“The Manitoba Academic Integrity Network is excited to present a series of professional development opportunities related to academic integrity. Registration links are found within each session, and open to anyone working at or attending an educational institution. Email with any further questions.”

Session 3: Little Cheaters and How to Make Them Honest: the Origin of Academic Dishonesty in Childhood.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 9 am – 10 am (Central Standard Time). 

Presenter: Dr. Kang Lee is a professor & Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in moral development and neuroscience at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

Register here


2023 International Day of Action For Academic Integrity, October 18, 2023

Date: October 18, 2023
All-day event

As seen on International Center for Academic Integrity website

“Coordinated by Mary Davis, Oxford Brookes University, UK & Rachel Gorjup, University of Toronto, Mississagua, Canada.

These sessions will start on Wednesday 18 October 8am UK (3am ET). All times below are UK time. Translation available. Confirm times for your time zone HERE.

All sessions are FREE. When registering, please take a moment to review the schedule and check off which sessions you plan to attend.

IDoA sessions in UK time


Introduction to IDoA – events, resources, inclusion

Dr Mary Davis, Co-chair, International Day of Action 

This session will open the International Day of Action for Academic Integrity, highlight the events and resources for the day and explain the focus on including everyone in the conversation.


Academic integrity, AI, cheating sites and assessment: students, have you read the terms and conditions?

Prof Ann Rogerson, University of Wollongong, Australia

This session will raise your awareness of the personal data/privacy aspects of AI and cheating sites, and what ‘extra’ information you are giving them, as well as highlighting the importance of reading the assessment requirements.


What do PhD students think about AI? (A New Zealand perspective)

Sheryll McIntosh, University of Auckland, New Zealand and PhD students, facilitator 

This session will involve a panel of PhD students who will be discussing the burning questions surrounding use of AI in their studies and lives, with a staff facilitator


Championing academic integrity in the age of AI: panel of students based in Australia, Nigeria, UK and Argentina

Dr Mary Davis, Oxford Brookes University, Claudia Gottwald,  University of Adelaide, Emilienne Akpan, American University of Nigeria, and student champions 

Our panel features passionate and dedicated university student champions from the United Kingdom, Australia, Argentina and Nigeria, who will share their unique perspectives on the critical theme of academic integrity in the era of Artificial Intelligence. Hear firsthand experiences and perspectives from students who are on the front lines of maintaining academic integrity and gain a global perspective that will enrich your understanding of the challenges and solutions.


Truths and Myths about academic integrity and AI – Menti discussion

Dr Jamie Cawthra, Bloomsbury Institute, London, UK

This interactive session using Menti explores how students and staff can communicate expectations around AI to one another – online, hybrid, in-person and in large groups. Join in for the full experience!


A Fireside Chat: Student partnerships for academic integrity policy and interactive oral assessment in the age of AI

Dr Monica Ward and Student Union Vice President Academic Life, Eoin Crossen, Dublin City University, Ireland

Can students as partners really have input into the formation of a university’s academic integrity policy?  Do interactive oral assessments really work to counter academic misconduct in the age of AI?  What is the role of belonging in interactive orals?  This fireside chat with a Dean of Teaching and Learning and the Student Union Vice President for Academic Life reflects on these questions. 


Thomas and Irene in conversation about academic integrity in 2023

Dr Thomas Lancaster, Imperial College London and Dr Irene Glendinning, Coventry University, UK

Join Irene and Thomas as they discuss the developments in the academic integrity world that they’ve seen and been involved with over the past year, including their response to the wide availability of generative AI systems. 


How can academic staff support each other to increase academic integrity? A conversation

Dr Liz Newton, London South Bank University, UK

This session will consider the ways academic staff can help to reduce breaches of academic integrity, followed by a discussion where the audience can share knowledge about encouraging best practice.


Ethical implementation of AI in the process of academic writing

Dr Salim Razi and Burcu Özge Razı, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey 

This session will provide hints about the possible ethical implementation of AI tools in academic writing classes via the Anonymous Multi-mediated Writing Model


AI isn’t just AI: discussion

Emma Duke-Williams, University of Dundee, and Laura Lane, Brock University, Canada

The impact of Artificial Intelligence has skewed the view (at least in the press) of Academic Integrity, but as we know, there is far more to Academic Integrity. We’ll talk about all the other aspects of AI that both students and staff need to be aware of, and ideas for enabling the whole community to support students to study with integrity.  This is very much an open discussion, for students and faculty to share their thoughts.


Navigating social media responsibly and avoiding cheating traps: Staff and student discussion 

Student planning group, moderated by Rachel Gorjup, University of Toronto, Dr Jennie Miron, Humber College Canada, Dr Mary Davis, Oxford Brookes University

The staff and student presenters will discuss strategies for students to navigate social media carefully and be aware of the kinds of cheating practices that are promoted through social media.


Responsibilities with GenAI – student panel discussion (a UAE perspective and beyond)

Dr Zeenath Reza Khan, students from University of Wollongong in Dubai, others

Personal responsibilities in using genAI seems to be the topic of discussion, asking students or faculty to be responsible for fact-checking data, maintaining transparency in use and research, and mitigating bias. However, institutions carry a fair share of responsibilities involving establishing clear guidelines for genAI content, promoting diversity and inclusion, fostering an environment that encourages ethical AI research. This panel discussion seeks to navigate these complexities, elucidating avenues for constructive conversations that can effectively cultivate a safe and thriving academic ecosystem.


Framework for the Ethical Use of AI

Dr Brenda McDermott, University of Calgary, Canada

This session will present a framework for evaluating different AI interfaces as learning tools and encourage participants to consider how AI can be a site of active learning.


Reflections on academic integrity, AI and the Day of Action

Dr Tricia Bertram Gallant, University of San Diego, Board Member Emeritus, International Center for Academic Integrity

In 2008, I proposed that we should stop asking “how do we stop students from cheating” and start asking “how do we ensure students are learning?”. Now, 15 years later with Generative AI in the mix, this focus on learning is even more important. In this session, I’ll talk about drawing on courage to change the way we teach, learn and assess in the era of GenAI.


Student voices: reflections on academic integrity in the age of AI (A Latin American perspective) – session in Spanish

Dr Luz Godina and Lucy Puente and students from UDEM, Tech de Monterrey, Universidad Panamericana (Mexico) and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 

In this session, students will discuss their questions and concerns about the ethical use of artificial intelligence for studying and learning.

This session will be in Spanish with translation available.


Use of AI by students and researchers: the potential legal issues. A conversation between legal experts

Dr Benjamin Liu, University of Auckland, New Zealand and Kim Pettigrew, University of New South Wales, Australia

The session will explore the legal implications surrounding the use of AI by students and researchers, discussing issues such as data privacy, intellectual property rights, and other considerations.


Universal Design for Learning in academic integrity

Dr Jessica Kalra, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

In this session we will discuss how the UDL framework can be used to cultivate a culture of Academic Integrity by focussing on creating equitable and inclusive learning environments.


Final thoughts on Championing Academic Integrity in the age of AI and the International Day of Action

Dr Mary Davis and Rachel Gorjup, co-chairs

The co-chairs will round up the International Day of Action events and discuss highlights from the day.”


*AI=Artificial Intelligence

MAIN Speaker Series 2023/24 – Session 2

Date: October 13, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Zoom

“The Manitoba Academic Integrity Network is excited to present a series of professional development opportunities related to academic integrity. Registration links are found within each session, and open to anyone working at or attending an educational institution. Email with any further questions.”

Session 2: Bridging Values: Exploring Ethics in Generative Artificial Intelligence through the Lens of Academic Integrity with ICAI Canada.

Friday, October 13, 2023, 10 am – 11 am (Central Standard Time).

Presenters: Dr. Paul MacLeod, University of Prince Edward Island ; Allyson Miller, Toronto Metropolitan University ; Jennie Miron, Humber College ; Martine Peters, Université du Québec en OutaouaisJosh Seeland, Assiniboine Community College. 

Register here.



Research Ethics Training to Facilitate Collaboration in an International Partnership

Listen here to a conference in English given in May 2022, for the ECAIP 2022 event, in Porto (Portugal) by Catherine E. Déri, PhD Candidate, Department of Education Sciences, Université du Québec en Outaouais where she talks about research ethics, training for an international perspective, takeaways and recommendations.