TEU Hosts Successful Seminar on Academic Integrity

The Teaching Enhancement Unit (TEU) in the NIDL is one of four university partners working on an Erasmus+ INTEGRITY project (funded under KA2 strand).  The project partners are involved in developing a resource toolkit to support academics to design assessment tasks which actively encourages Academic Integrity. The suite of resources can be found on the TEU INTEGRITY project website.


In an effort to advance this work, on Thursday 21st February 2019 the TEU hosted a National Forum funded seminar in the beautiful Solas Room in DCU’s new Student Centre known as the “U”. The seminar was facilitated by Professor Phil Newton, Director of Learning and Teaching at Swansea University. Phil led a very interactive and industrious session. Drawing on his own research, and the Academic Integrity Principles developed as part of the INTEGRITY project, he encouraged participants to explore how they might design assessments to promote academic integrity. In particular, the groups discussed how students can be involved in this endeavour, recognising that integrity is an essential life skill necessary for them, the industry they enter, and society in general.

New publication on Improving Academic Integrity Through Assessment Design

Our Teaching Enhancement team has just published a new report on improving Academic Integrity developed as part of the European funded “Integrity” project. The report provides a scoping review to investigate how assessment design is being used to promote Academic Integrity and to better understand the types of recommendations being made for using assessment design to support and advance the principles of Academic Integrity.

Academic Integrity

More specifically the review is structured to answer the following questions:

  • What is academic integrity?
  • What is academic dishonesty?
  • Why do students cheat?
  • What are the implications?
  • Why this review?
  • How did we review the literature?
  • What did we find out?
  • What are the main takeaways from the review?
  • What are some of the major gaps?
  • What are the key recommendations?

More resources will come including an entire toolkit for academic staff on the same topic so hopefully this scoping review whet’s your appetite.