2024 Australasian Academic Integrity Network Forum

The 2024 Forum is coming.

Planning has started for the 2024 Network Forum to be held, on Friday 6 September 2024; put the date in your diary now. It will be hosted by Curtin University and Deakin University and will build on the success of the 2023 Forum that had over 1300 registrations.

This free online event provides a forum for sharing knowledge, best practice and key questions in the challenging and fast-paced field of academic integrity.

The 2024 Forum will consist of keynote speakers, panels, roundtable discussions, digital posters, and case studies/workshops on good practice. To give you an idea of what to expect at the 2024 Forum, you can look over the program for the 2023 Forum which had a similar structure to what is planned for this year.

Download the program for the 2023 Forum.

All keynote speakers, panels and roundtable discussions at the 2023 Forum were recorded and these recordings have been made available to those who had registered.

The 2023 Forum was proudly co-hosted by the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.

Key themes

The key themes for the 2024 Forum shaped the roundtable discussions, digital posters, workshops and case studies.

1. Curriculum and assessment design to support academic integrity

  • Supporting AI fluency
  • Programmatic design to support academic integrity
  • Learning design to meet the needs of current students in the context of available tools, and needs of future work
  • Best practice – exemplars of secured assessment
  • Academic integrity resources for students and staff
  • Other academic integrity research

2. Practical solutions for managing integrity breaches

  • Methods for detecting and managing misconduct
  • Case management systems and efficiencies/workload
  • Managing inappropriate use of Gen-AI
  • File sharing and real time assessment help (e.g. Chegg, take down requests)
  • Case studies

3. Academic integrity in age of Gen-AI and contract cheating

  • Pros: ethical and beneficial uses of Gen-AI:
    • Case studies
    • Pedagogical considerations for Gen-AI
  • Cons: Academic Integrity pitfalls with the use of Gen-AI and ways to flip it
  • Debate: The pros and cons of using Gen-AI content detectors
  • The changing landscape of contract cheating
    • Contract cheating in the Gen-AI environment

4. Inclusion, equity, and academic integrity support for students

  • Current student perspectives on the student experience
    • Digital literacy – what do students think they need to know?
    • Reframing student sense of responsibility (students as partners)
    • Indigenous perspectives on academic integrity
    • International student perspectives on academic integrity
  • Equitable access to Gen-AI tools and skills
    • AI ethics/bias/discrimination
    • Learner diversity
  • Ideas for Improvement
    • Onboarding/orientation
    • Collaboration across different levels of education

Expression of interest

Do you have insights and experience to share at the Forum, problems and issues to discuss? If so, we invite expressions of interest for roundtable discussions and digital poster presentations on any of the key themes. These can relate to practices, policies, systems and pedagogies that support academic integrity across the sector or respond to threats to integrity.

Roundtable discussions

These 40-minute sessions involve a presentation of about 15 minutes followed by discussion of the issues raised in the presentation. Each session will have a facilitator to support the presenter and manage questions and discussions.

Digital posters

These are short videos (maximum 5 minutes, with no more than 4 slides) presenting aspects of good practice; there will be a facility for viewers to leave comments or questions before and during the Forum, and an opportunity to meet with the digital video author on the day.

In considering how to contribute to a theme, here are some broad questions to guide your thinking:

  • What innovations and good practice do you want to share with others? What issues do you think would benefit from sector-wide discussion?
  • How do we build cultures of integrity and engage institutional communities in this work?
  • How can governance, systems, policies and processes support our staff to manage and safeguard integrity?
  • How do we make difficult decisions, ensure procedural fairness, prevent and deter cheating?
  • How do we detect and respond to academic misconduct, and stay abreast of new threats and challenges in a rapidly shifting technological landscape?
  • What examples can you share of effective assessment design for academic integrity or partnerships with students in academic integrity?

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is Friday 12 July, 2024.