A collaboration between The Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Kent and the Department of Higher Education at the University of Surrey saw 100 delegates meet at the University for a one-day symposium on contract cheating: Implications for academic integrity and assessment design.
The symposium was helpfully sponsored by Turnitin UK and delegates had the opportunity to engage with workshops on training markers to detect contract cheating and discovering new ways to investigate contract cheating with Authorship Investigate (led by Turnitin UK).
The Keynotes were given by world leading scholars in contract cheating, Professor Phill Dawson (Deakin University, Melbourne) and Dr Irene Glendinning (Coventry University, UK). The keynotes discussed Institutional strategies, policy and procedural aspects of academic integrity. The organisers Dr Edd Pitt and Dr Naomi Winstone then led a workshop relating to the role of assessment design in contract cheating. The day ended with excellent sessions that gave delegates opportunities to see contract cheated work in person as part of the detecting workshop.