Promoting Academic Integrity in the Age of Generative AI & Contract Cheating: Strategies & Future Directions
The rapid advancement of generative AI technologies (such as ChatGPT) and the increasing prevalence of contract cheating have introduced new challenges in ensuring academic integrity in academia. In response, educators and institutions must adapt and evolve.
Join Dr. Lancaster, the Committee for Academic Integrity, and the Faculty Center for an interactive and engaging seminar that delves into the dynamics of generative AI technologies and contract cheating, examines best practices for fostering a culture of academic integrity, and deliberates on future directions for academic integrity in the modern era. This seminar is designed for educators, administrators, academic integrity officers, researchers, and students who are committed to upholding academic integrity now and in the future.
This event is sponsored by the Faculty Center for Professional Excellence and The University Committee for Academic Integrity.
Dr. Thomas Lancaster
Dr. Thomas Lancaster is a computer scientist at Imperial College London, with a role focusing on education and student support. He is known internationally for research into academic integrity, student plagiarism and contract cheating, and regularly speaks to the media and delivers keynote addresses. Thomas’s recent research interests have focused on generative AI, the threat this poses to academic integrity and the opportunities for the educational system to develop fresh practice. Thomas is very active in the wider academic integrity community and in research with students as partners, an advisor for the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency Academic Integrity group, and wrote the short book “Avoid Plagiarism” for Sage. His latest paper, “Artificial Intelligence, Text Generation Tools and ChatGPT,” has been accepted for publication in the International Journal for Educational Integrity.