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Academic Misconduct Seminar, 9 May 2018, London

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:00

This was the second seminar in a series specifically designed for the OU's group of partner institutions. The event opened with a presentation by Simon Bullock, Standards and Framework Officer at the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) on the topic of essay mills and contract cheating. This was followed by an interactive discussion, led by Dean Fletcher, Academic Conduct Officer and Mychelle Pride, Head of Student Experience, Faculty of Business and Law, The Open University (OU), on what constitutes plagiarism and how the OU detects and prevents academic misconduct. Finally, Paul Waltham, Head of Quality, and Julia Billaney, Registrar at Hull College Group (HCG) presented a case study on how HCG adapted their institutional policy in light of academic misconduct cases. See below for the links to the slides and activities from the event:

More information about Academic Misconduct is available in the QAA publication Contracting to Cheat in Higher Education and through the following free resource on the OU's platform OpenLearn Developing Good Academic Practice.

Recordings from the event

Feedback was very positive and a selection of comments  have been included below

  • “A very useful session that has given me some ideas”
  • “It has been very useful to share experience, policy and practice. The plagiarism quiz was useful. Good ideas to take forward”
  • “Great to hear other people’s perspectives”
  • “”It was a very informative seminar regarding academic misconduct. Some of things such as the tariff table is something Richmond University could definitely consider (and something I will be sharing with my team) Thank you!”
  • “Good presenters, informative discussion. Great networking opportunity”
  • “Always a good welcome and smoothly, professionally run. Thank you”