Academic Integrity Week
Academic Integrity Week runs this year from 17–21 October under the theme, ‘Academic Integrity and Student Engagement’. To promote and support academic integrity in higher education institutions (HEIs) across Ireland, events are scheduled at the national level by the National Academic Integrity Network (NAIN) and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), as well as within our own School of Education.
National and International Events
QQI and NAIN are hosting a number of events in association with HEIs across the country. These events will cover topics such as student engagement, first-year concerns, technology and plagiarism detection, and training and development opportunities for students and staff.
Academic Integrity Week coincides with the QQI 10th anniversary conference taking place on 18–19 October. The theme of this face-to-face event is ‘Strengthening Strategic Partnership to Effect System Change’. The conference will host the launch of the Global Academic Integrity Network (GAIN) for agencies and associated organisations involved in regulation of academic integrity.
This year, the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating is observed on 19 October. For details about the wider European and international Academic Integrity Week, visit the European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI) and the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI).
Events and Support at Hibernia College
Hibernia College is launching an Ethics in Action series. The first event will be held on 25 October by Eamonn Barrett, Hibernia College adjunct faculty member. The webinar will focus on framing ethics in the classroom. During the session, Eamonn will outline a step-by-step process for professionals seeking to apply an ethical lens to issues that can arise in any educational setting. He will identify key features in prioritising essential aspects of ethics and clarifying a response to complex situations.
Additionally, students are participating in a short course about academic integrity to support the development of good practices. The College provides resources to support study and assessment such as the Student Charter, the Academic Writing Toolkit and the Hibernia College Quality Framework. The Student Support team supports and guides students on their academic journey, including the development of good study practices. Students are encouraged to get in touch.
We remain committed to our responsibility to work together to uphold academic integrity, address academic misconduct and promote a tangible culture of academic integrity at Hibernia College. We celebrate this opportunity to share best practices.