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2022 Academic Integrity Awareness Week (Oct 17-21)

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Faculty Events

Academic Integrity-TEA Gathering

  • Make yourself a cup of tea and join with other instructors as we discuss the topic of academic integrity at Lakehead.
    • Date/Time: Monday October 17, 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • In-person Option: LI 5014 C (Thunder Bay) & OA 3041 (Orillia)
    • Online Option: Zoom Link

"One of My Students Breached the Academic Integrity Code, Now What?"

  • This session will provide participants with an easy, 4-step summary of the academic integrity investigation process as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct- Academic Integrity policy. It also will highlight many helpful academic integrity resources and tools that you can add to your toolbox. 
    • Presenter: Joel Symonds, Manager Student Conduct & Case Management, Lakehead University 
    • Date/Time: Tuesday October 18, 11:00am-12:00pm
    • Link: Register

"AI and AI in Higher Education"

  • Artificial Intelligence is the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. Historically computer computations had to follow algorithms with specific choices or outcomes based on inputs and variables, Artificial Intelligence allows computers to make informed and potentially critical decisions. In this talk the implications of accessing and using these types of technologies as they relate to Academic Integrity will be explored. 
    • Presenter: Lucas Johnson Educational Technologies Facilitator and Doctoral Student in the Faculty of Education, Lakehead University 
    • Date/Time: Tuesday October 18, 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • Link: Register

"10 Ways to De-Escalate Academic Integrity Situations & Support Students in Distress"

  • Join us as we discuss 10 relevant and practical tools for handling escalated situations involving academic integrity and students in distress. 
    • Presenters: Irene Pugliese, Manager of Wellness Services and Joel Symonds, Manager Student Conduct & Case, Lakehead University Management
    • Date/Time: Tuesday October 18, 1:00pm-2:00pm
    • Link: Register

"Everything You Wanted to Know About But Were Afraid to Ask"

  • Learn all about Chegg, the popular contract cheating website used by many students to cheat on exams. In this session we'll discuss the proper protocol for detecting, reporting and removing course material from this website.  
    • Presenter: Joel Symonds, Manager Student Conduct & Case Management, Lakehead University 
    • Date/Time: Wednesday October 19, 11:00am-12:00pm
    • Link: Register

"Utilizing Professional Accounting Concepts to Understand and Respond to Academic Dishonesty in Accounting Programs"

  • This presentation will discuss how a professional accounting concept can be applied to academic fraud in accounting education. The presentation is based on a research study published in the Journal of Accounting Education. First, we discuss how the fraud triangle can be used to examine academic dishonesty. Second, we outline how risk mapping tools can be applied to plagiarism and exam cheating. Next, we will facilitate a forum to discuss our results and gain further insight into the subject.
    • Presenters: Dr. Sayed Associate Professor and Dr. Lento Associate Professor (Faculty of Business Administration Lakehead University)
    • Date/Time: Wednesday October 19, 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • Link: Register 

"Ooshih-toon: Taking a Restorative Approach to Breaches of Academic Integrity"

  • "Ooshih'toon" is an Oji-Cree word that means repairing or fixing something. In this session we will explore what it looks like to incorporate restorative practices from the Seven Grandfathers' teachings into our academic integrity investigation process. Through the usage of case study, presenter Joseph Duncan hopes to share how this approach can bring about deep connection and heartfelt change with students who have breached Lakehead's Academic Integrity Code.
    • Presenter: Joseph Duncan, Contract Lecturer from School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism Lakehead University 
    • Date/Time: Wednesday October 19, 1:00pm-2:00pm
    • In-person Option: ATAC 3006
    • Online Option: Register 

"Positive Interventions in the Age of Contract Cheating"

  • What can be done about contract cheating, the behaviour where a student pays or uses a third party to complete their assessed work for them. Find out more about why contract cheating is a problem, why students are at risk, how educators are reconsidering their choice of assessments and how students can themselves help provide solutions. Time will be available for discussion and for attendees to share the positive interventions they have themselves used to address contract cheating.
    • Presenter: Dr. Thomas Lancaster from the Imperial College in London UK
    • Date/Time: Thursday October 20, 11:00am-12:00pm
    • Link: Register

"Classroom Practices of Academic Integrity"

  • In this workshop, we will examine strategies and questions that focus on fostering academic integrity in the classroom that faculty can use as they design and teach their course(s). This workshop will also focus on authentic assessments and explore their use as a means to reduce breaches of academic integrity in the classroom.
    • Presenters: Kelly Brennan, Instructional Designer and Dr. Rhonda Dubec, Coordinator of Instructional Development from the Lakehead University Teaching Commons
    • Date/Time: Thursday October 20, 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • Link: Register

"Plagiarism & Academic Writing: Tips & Best Practices for Instructors"

  • Frustrated by the prevalence of plagiarism in your classroom? In this session we'll present 10 easy ways you can help your students develop a clear understanding of academic writing expectations and how to avoid plagiarism. 
    • Presenter: Dr. Frances Helyar, Associate Professor from the Faculty of Education Lakehead University 
    • Date/Time: Thursday October 20, 1:00pm-2:00pm
    • Link: Register

Student Events

"Citation Management Using Zotero- Research Made Easy"

  • Zotero is a free and convenient tool that can be used to help you manage information for your research, insert citations into your writing and easily create bibliographies. This session will provide an overview of how Zotero can support your work throughout the research process, with hands-on opportunities to practice using the tool.
    • Presenter: Christopher Tomasini, Lakehead University Librarian 
    • Date/Time: Monday October 17, 1:00pm-2:00pm
    • Link: Register

Wheel of Academic Integrity

  • Looking for a playful way to learn about the Academic Integrity Code and appropriate academic behaviour here at Lakehead? Pop by to play, get some treats and win prizes.  
    • Date/Time: Monday October 17, 3:00pm-4:30pm
    • Location: The Agora

"Academic Writing & How to Avoid Plagiarism"

  • Students looking for some practical guidance to help improve their academic writing surely will benefit from participating in this free workshop hosted by Dr. Abhi Rao, Director of the Academic Support Zone.
    • Presenter: Dr. Abhi Rao, Lakehead University Academic Support Zone Coordinator
    • Date/Time: Tuesday October 18, 11:30am-1:00pm
    • Link: Register

Wheel of Academic Integrity

  • Looking for a playful way to learn about the Academic Integrity Code and appropriate academic behaviour here at Lakehead? Pop by to play, get some treats and win prizes. 
    • Date/Time: Wednesday October 19, 3:00pm-4:30pm
    • Location: Lakehead International Lounge

"5 Academic Integrity Blindspots"

  • Join Dr. Abhi Rao, Director of the Academic Support Zone, as we explore five of the most overlooked and common pitfalls of academic misconduct and discuss strategies for avoiding them. 
    • Presenter: Dr. Abhi Rao, Lakehead University Academic Support Zone Coordinator
    • Date/Time: Thursday October 20, 3:00pm-4:30pm
    • In-person Option: LI 2004 Academic Support Zone (2nd Floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library) 
    • Online Option: Register

"AIM Course Tour and Q&A"

  • This session is designed for anyone looking for a guided tour through the Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) Course on D2L. Participants will work to achieve their AIM Certificate of Completion during the session. 
    • Presenter: Joel Symonds, Manager Student Conduct & Case Management, Lakehead University 
    • Date/Time: Friday October 21, 1:00pm-2:30pm
    • Link: Register

      "Academic Integrity Games Night"

  • This fun, interactive game session will cover various academic strategies that will help you succeed with your exams and assignments. In addition it will also cover 5 common pitfalls that can be easily avoided to maintain integrity in your writing.
    • Date/Time: Friday October 21, 3:00pm-4:30pm
    • In-Person Option: LI 2004 Academic Support Zone (2nd Floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library) 
    • Online Option: Zoom Link