Cheating at University – activities to use with your students

At the 2018 Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences L&T Symposium on 13 April, attended by 213 (including 50 Study Centre staff), Associate Professor Cath Ellis (UNSW) presented a keynote address entitled ‘Contract cheating in higher education: findings from a survey of Australian students and staff’

Immediately following Cath Ellis’ keynote address, symposium attendees moved into working groups with the aim of producing a range of brief activities/resources that can be used by academic staff to begin conversations with their students about cheating at University. Working group facilitators reviewed the proposed activities and an educational designer (Nicole Mitchell) has been developing these into a series of 15 minute activities that can be used in-class, online, or asynchronously via Discussion Board posts. All teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides and teaching notes, are provided and will be available from the CSU Wiki in the section Cheating at University (you will need your CSU login to access these resources).

A series of 15 minute activities can be used in-class, online, or asynchronously.

The first activity Cheating at University – Personal risks has now been completed and is ready for staff to use.

Additional activities including ‘Cheating at University – Public risk’ and ‘Cheating at University – prevention and support’ are under development and will be released mid-session.

Nicole welcomes any comments, suggestions and additional ideas on this project – please email her directly. 

Special thanks to Tony Kavanagh (Media Resources-video production) and Carole Hunter (wiki set up and support).

Image credit: Santeri Viinamäki, School exam cheatingCC BY-SA 4.0