IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


What can we do about academic integrity?

31 March 2022, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

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In this webinar, Dr Mary Davis will explore how academic writing tutors can take a pro-active role in teaching and promoting academic integrity.

This event is free.

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Academic Writing Seminar

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Academic integrity has risen to the top of university agendas due to a large number of growing concerns: an exponential increase in contract cheating activity during the pandemic; over-representation of certain student groups in academic conduct investigations; student anxiety about possible plagiarism; student perceptions of lack of support with academic integrity, especially in online study; differences between students and staff in their understandings and attitudes to academic integrity.

Dr Davis will discuss how writing tutors can use their advanced knowledge of academic literacy in order to help students follow good academic practice and avoid academic conduct problems, and to support and advise other staff.

She will draw on her own research into source use development, use of text-matching tools at a formative stage and inclusive practice in academic integrity to argue that writing tutors can contribute a great deal to improve institutional practices in academic integrity.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in academic literacies, plagiarism and academic integrity.

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About the Speaker

Dr Mary Davis

at Oxford Brookes University

Dr Mary Davis is the Academic Integrity Lead and a Principal Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University.

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