Institutions across Alberta and other provinces, as well as in Europe, are hosting a simultaneous Academic Integrity Week, October 18-22, 2021. At the University of Calgary we are pleased to be running multiple events, some of which are run for and by students, and others designed for educators and staff. The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary is hosting three webinars, which are free and open to the public. Note that all times listed are in Calgary (Mountain) time.
The Intersection of Academic Integrity and Mental Health: From Resources to Policies
Through discussions and activities, participants will examine academic integrity through a mental health lens. One of the topics addressed in this session include the impact of the academic misconduct process on student and faculty mental health. At a structural level, one of the topics highlighted will be bringing a mental health perspective to the development or review of academic integrity-related policies, processes and procedures. The session will conclude with Q&A, as well as resources to support student and faculty mental health and wellbeing.
Facilitator: Andrew Szeto, PhD
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Contract Cheating in Alberta and Beyond
Join us for an eye-opening webinar about contract cheating in Alberta. We will talk about essay mills, homework completion services, unethical tutoring services, and thesis consultation services that all cross the line into academic misconduct. Learn about the size and scope of this predatory industry and how it preys on our students, including engaging in blackmail and extortion.
Facilitator: Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD and Sheryl Boisvert
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Locations: Online via Zoom
FOIP Training for Academic Integrity
Learn how the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) applies when there are suspected or actual breaches of academic integrity. Learn what information can be shared, with whom and why.
Facilitator: Katharine Kinnear (FOIP Coordinator, Legal Services) and Jennifer Sinclair (FOIP Advisor, Legal Services)
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
For more details and to register, visit the website: https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/series-and-events/integrity-week
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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.
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