Contract Cheating and Emerging Academic Integrity Issues Slides

I was asked to speak about contract cheating to the teaching and learning leadership team at NUI Galway as part of an event designed to help them to reconsider, redevelop and improve their academic integrity processes.

You can see the slides I used below (and also on my SlideShare account).


One of the main ideas I tried to get across is that contract cheating is not new, nor do the approaches to contract cheating remain the same. One of the biggest challenges I picked up on is the growth of automated writing software, something that the contract cheating industry may itself come to make substantial use of. I have more to say about that in forthcoming work.

Contract Cheating – Valuing Teaching, Learning and Education Keynote Slides

In my keynote address for Valuing Ireland’s Teaching and Learning Week, I talked about contract cheating and how to help students to develop the core skills necessary for their own success.

You can see the slides I used below (and also on my SlideShare account).


Although contract cheating is a challenge for all of us, there is a lot of excellent work going on around the world to try and lead to change. As I’ve said so often, addressing contract cheating requires a whole community approach.