Contract cheating seminar for teaching and learning strategy and policy

22 May 2017, 10:00 - 12:00
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 seminar, you'll learn what contract cheating is, what the paid contract industry is, what you can do about it, and where to next. 

This seminar is for DVC Academic, Deputy Deans with responsibility for learning, teaching and assessment, Directors of Studies, Directors of Learning, Teaching and Assessment, colleagues from the Academic Registry, Student Services, the University Library, Student Representatives and other interested colleagues.

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 it has changed over time
  • 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 and the different business models involved
  • How these sites work
  • Who is doing the work
  • How much it costs and how that has changed over time
  • Legal and legislative responses
What can I do about it?
  • Student attitudes vs staff attitudes
  • Which disciplines are most vulnerable
  • Detection vs deterrence and combining the two
  • Strategies for detection
  • Strategies for deterrence
Where to next?
  • What we can do at the institutional level
  • What we might want to do across the sector
  • What detection tools are in development

Event Details

22 May 2017, 10:00 - 12:00
Cambridge campus
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