Quality and Qualifications Ireland have established a National Academic Integrity Network which is doing great work in Ireland to raise awareness of academic integrity and the related challenges. They invited me to deliver the opening keynote presentation for National Academic Integrity week and I was able to talk about a topic that’s been at the forefront of much of my recent activity, working in partnership with students.
You can see the slides I used below (and also on my SlideShare account).
In the keynote, I shared lots of examples of how the sector approaches student academic partnerships, including the very first activity of this type I can remember being involved with as part of the Birmingham City University Student Academic Partners Scheme back in 2010.
Much of my recent activity in this area has been working with students as research partners. I have seen so many interesting new findings developing through this route and my biggest regret is that I haven’t yet found homes for all of the research.
There are many other ways to work with student partners, including involving students in academic integrity decision making processes. I do recommend that everyone explores the opportunities available at their own institution.