Every second year, APFEI coordinates a one day symposium on a hot topic in the field of academic integrity. These symposia are a mix of presentations, roundtables and workshops and are an opportunity for participants to network with other academics, scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines and background, all with a shared interest in fostering the development of academic integrity.

Academic and/or research Integrity?

Friday, 4 November 2016
Hosted by: University of Wollongong, Circular Quay Campus

While most universities have separate integrity policies for coursework and research students, the recently revised Australian Higher Education Standards Framework  (TEQSA 2015) use the combined term ‘academic and research integrity’. This is leading to an increased focus on the alignment of policies, procedures and programs that support the promotion of integrity in higher education and minimise the risk of academic and research misconduct by HDR students and research staff. This symposium will offer teaching staff, researchers and HDR stakeholders an opportunity to consider the alignment of academic and research integrity on three themes:

  • new challenges to research integrity and ethical conduct in the current higher education environment
  • supporting ethical writing and research practices by HDR students
  • pressure to publish, peer review process and other perplexities

While the focus of the symposium will be on round table discussion, interested participants are invited to send abstracts for short 10 minute presentations around  the key theme of aligning research and academic integrity.

Due date for abstracts: Friday, 3rd October 2016.
Please send 200 word abstracts with a short bio to

Engaging Design: academic integrity modules symoposium

Monday, 8 December 2014
Hosted by: La Trobe University

The value of play in learning has long been recognised, but often missing in online learning programs. Advocates for the gamification of learning rejoice in the capacity of game-playing to engage learners. Using the topic of developing Academic Integrity Modules, this symposium brings together practitioners and experts in the development of learning designs and the gamification of learning.

Adapt and Remix: A multidisciplinary symposium on plagiarism prevention

Friday, 16 November 2012
Hosted by: Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong

The symposium was of interest to scholars keen to engage in conversations about academic integrity –  about their own expectations of students as well as the history and contemporary contexts of plagiarism to their fields of study or professional practice. For instance, a law students’ rigorous approach to ethics and textual precedent makes less sense to a student in creative arts, who might remix a range of unacknowledged sources to transformative effect.  But if contextualized, academic integrity can be a powerful lens to consider issues relating to different disciplinary approaches to ethics, authenticity and responsibility.

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