Degrees of Deceit: A Webinar

Degrees of Deceit: Understanding the landscape of counterfeit credentials and university admissions fraud – Webinar

Overview

Join Jamie Carmichael and Sarah Elaine Eaton for a provocative session about counterfeit credentials such as fake degrees and tampered transcripts. Admissions fraud remains an understudied area of academic integrity and educational ethics. Learn about some of the telltale signs of admissions fraud in higher education.

This session will be of particular interest to those who handle admissions files for post-secondary institutions, including: academic leaders, registrarial staff, administrative staff, and academics who sit on admissions committees. Although this session is framed within the context of Canadian higher education, many of the concepts and tips will likely apply to those in other jurisdictions, as admissions fraud is a global concern.

This session will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time (Calgary, Canada) via Zoom. Login instructions will be sent to registered participants within one day of the live event. The live session can accommodate 300 participants, but everyone who registers will receive a link to watch a recorded version of the presentation after the live event.

This event is part of the Academic Integrity: Urgent and Emerging Topics webinar series, hosted by the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary, which addresses timely and emergent topics that are cutting edge, provocative or high profile in nature.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand foundational concepts related to admissions fraud.
  • Be aware of the business models that thrive in this landscape, and the potential for blackmail with counterfeit credentials.
  • Assess how those involved with admissions processes can better identify fraudulent documents.

Presenter bios

Jamie Carmichael is the Associate Registrar, Carleton University, and is completing her Master’s research on contract cheating and academic integrity. She has presented or co-presented her work at the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) conference (2019) and the International Center for Academic Integrity annual conference (2020).

Jamie Carmichael, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Sarah Elaine Eaton is an Associate Professor, Werklund School of Education and the inaugural Educational Leader in Residence, Academic Integrity at the Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary. She is an award-winning educator and researcher whose work focuses on academic integrity in Canadian higher education. Her work can be found in the British Educational Research Journal, the Journal of Academic Ethics, and the International Journal for Educational Ethics, among other places. Her book, Plagiarism in Higher Education: Tackling Tough Topics in Academic Integrity will be published by ABC Clio/Libraries Unlimited in 2021.

Sarah Elaine Eaton

Registration

Registration is required, as login instructions will only be sent to registered participants.

Register here: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=56681459&expandSectionId=57027207&parentSite=TI#courseSectionDetails_57027149

Each webinar can accommodate 300 live participants. All registrants will be e-mailed a link to the recorded version of the webinar for viewing after the live event.

Registration deadline: September 10, 2020 by 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time

_________________________________

Share or Tweet this: Degrees of Deceit: A Webinar – https://wp.me/pNAh3-2xr

This blog has had over 2 million views thanks to readers like you. If you enjoyed this post, please “like” it or share it on social media. Thanks!

Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, and the Educational Leader in Residence, Academic Integrity, University of Calgary, Canada. Opinions are my own and do not represent those of the University of Calgary.

This blog has had over 2 million views thanks to readers like you. If you enjoyed this post, please “like” it or share it on social media. Thanks!

Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, and the Educational Leader in Residence, Academic Integrity, University of Calgary, Canada. Opinions are my own and do not represent those of the University of Calgary.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: