The Cheating Economy and Integrity

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cheating Economy and Integrity - Webcast 

Academic integrity is threatened by a notable increase in the commercialization of academic dishonesty, to include contract cheating and the widespread online distribution by third-party websites of educational materials. These practices by “bad actors” directly harm institutions, faculty, and students. They undermine academic integrity, create risks to cyber infrastructure and data protection, and violate intellectual property. These attacks manifest in multiple ways. Students may be duped into paying for (or be complicit in actively seeking) "online tutoring" that is in fact the student engaging with a third-party to complete some or all of the student's coursework, typically requiring the student to share login information with the "tutor." These "tutors" then mine class lists to solicit additional students, or in particularly aggressive cases, threaten other students with retaliation. While institutions can issue legal take-down notices when unauthorized materials are identified, it is nearly impossible to keep up with the scale. 

This webinar will:

  • Illuminate the growing industry of cheating cartels, 
  • Highlight technological solutions in attempt to counter-attack bots searching course content, 
  • Share institutional examples of positive and promising actions your institution can take to bolster a campus culture of integrity – for students, faculty, and administrators alike.
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