Contract cheating awareness raising workshop

22 May 2017, 13:00 - 14:00
Cambridge campus

Contract cheating is a form of academic dishonesty where students get others to complete academic work on their behalf. They submit the work for academic credit as if they had created it themselves. It often involves the payment of a fee to a third party, who creates the work for the student.

In this workshop, you'll learn what contract cheating is, what the paid contract industry is, and what you can do about it. 

This workshop is for academic staff responsible for designing and marking assessment.

It's led by Associate Professor Cath Ellis, Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales.

The workshop will cover:

What is Contract Cheating?
  • The different segments of the problem
  • How much of it is going on
  • Who is doing it and why
  • Who isn’t doing it and why
What is the paid Contract Cheating Industry?
  • The different segments of the industry
  • How much it costs and how that has changed over time
What can I do about it?
  • The role of assessment design: what it can and can’t achieve
  • What can and can’t be bought
  • What to look for
  • The problem of contagion
  • Three simple things to do
  • What to talk about with students: risk, contagion and legacy
  • How to work with students as partners to address the problem

Event Details

22 May 2017, 13:00 - 14:00
Cambridge campus
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