14 November 2018 | EQAF Paper

Academic Integrity

Ian Kimber (The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA))

Academic integrity as a concept is not new in higher education, but the manifestation of academic misconduct is increasingly complex, posing a challenge to the maintenance of quality and standards, and to the way in which agencies assure these.

This paper looks at various forms of 'cheating' as academic misconduct, and identifies that a holistic approach, involving a range of stakeholders, is needed to tackle it.

Quality assurance agencies can take the lead in working with the higher education sector to address academic misconduct, and the paper outlines some strategies QAA is employing to do this in the UK.

This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.

ISSN: 1375-3797 

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