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.

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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.

INTEGRITY Project Update: Zugdidi Workshop

The Teaching Enhancement Unit (TEU) is excited to be one of four university partners working on an Erasmus+ INTEGRITY project (funded under KA2 strand). The lead partner is Ilia State University, Georgia, in collaboration with 15 other Georgian universities. The other three partners include: University of Roehampton (UK); Uppsala Universiten (Sweden); and Universitaet Wien (Austria).

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As part of the wider project TEU is involved in developing a resource toolkit to support academics design assessments which actively encourages academic integrity. The suite of resources currently being advanced for the toolkit includes a literature review; a set of twelve principles and related explanations;  interactive glossary; self and team checklists; animated scenarios; VLE instructional resource; and a collection of case studies.

Last week project partners met in Shota Meskhia State Teaching University of Zugdidi to share progress on the project and to celebrate the project’s first anniversary. During the meeting TEU staff shared their contributions to the project; more specifically, the Literature Review and  Academic Integrity Principles. In addition we shared the TEU INTEGRITY project website with all partners for review and input on other resources as they are being developed. The resources were well received and we are now in a position to further enhance the toolkit in the coming months. The two-year project commenced in October 2017 and we are ahead of target to have the final toolkit ready for piloting in Spring 2019.