ENAI Awards 2021

ENAI is making available six awards in 2021:

  • The ENAI Exemplary Research Award
  • The ENAI Exemplary Activism Award
  • The Tracey Bretag ENAI Memorial Award
  • The ENAI Outstanding Member Award
  • The ENAI Outstanding Student Award
  • The ENAI Special Award for Pandemic Response

The criteria for each award and nomination process are described below.

Nominations may be submitted until: 6th June 2021.

Submission of nominations: ENAI web form.

ENAI Exemplary Research Award

The ENAI Exemplary Research Award is given to a researcher or a research group for significant, innovative or ground-breaking contributions in research related to academic integrity.

Nominations to this award are not restricted to ENAI members, but only people affiliated with ENAI member institutions and ENAI individual supporters can nominate individuals or groups for this award.

ENAI Exemplary Activism Award

The ENAI Exemplary Activism Award is given to an individual or a group for significant, innovative or ground-breaking advancement towards academic integrity core values, goals, and/or culture change in practice.

Nominations to this award are not restricted to ENAI members, but only people affiliated with ENAI member institutions and ENAI individual supporters can nominate individuals or groups for this award.

The Tracey Bretag ENAI Memorial Award

The Tracey Bretag ENAI Memorial Award: Will be awarded to persons or groups who have made exemplary contributions to the understanding, advancement, and/or promotion of academic integrity by demonstrating and/or inspiring perseverance, bravery or courage, and inspiring others to do likewise.
Dr. Bretag’s life and work were a study in

  • perseverance: continued effort in the face of opposition;
  • bravery: facing challenges and obstacles without fear, and
  • courage: persistence in one’s endeavors despite trepidation or fear.

This award recognizes those who demonstrate these qualities and inspire it in others,  through their own contributions to research and practical works in the field of academic integrity.

Criteria and case for nomination:

Eligibility for this award will be evaluated in terms of the:

  1. Significance of the work—the degree to which the work advances or contributes to  the cause of academic integrity, and it’s likelihood of spreading and or being replicated;
  2. Range of impact—the ways in which the work affects, engages, and/ or inspires others;
  3. The ways in which this work demonstrates and/or inspires perseverance, bravery and or/courage--challenges overcome;

Nominations to this award are not restricted to ENAI members/supporters, but ENAI members/supporters must endorse external nominations for this award.

The ENAI Outstanding Member Award

The ENAI Outstanding Member award is given to a member or group for significant, innovative or ground-breaking contributions to the ENAI as an organization. Examples of outstanding contributions include:

  • Contributions to exemplary research in the field in target ENAI focus areas
  • Promoting or conducting Academic Integrity Activism that advances ENAI goals
  • Innovation and leadership at ENAI member institutions
  • Exemplary representations of ENAI to the public that increases awareness of ENAI goals

Nominations to this award must be of ENAI members and/or those associated with ENAI member institutions.  Only ENAI members and individual supporters can nominate individuals or groups for this award.

ENAI Outstanding Student Award

ENAI Student Award (awarded to students at ENAI member institutions) who:

  • Contribute to exemplary research in the field
  • Promote or conduct outstanding Academic Integrity Activism
  • Innovate and provide leadership at the student level

Nominations to this award are restricted to students at ENAI member institutions. ENAI members can nominate individuals or groups of students for this award.

The ENAI Special Award for Pandemic Response

The ENAI Special Award will be given to a person or a group that has made significant, innovative or ground-breaking contributions to academic integrity to meet the challenges that have arisen in connection with the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Throughout 2020 and continuing into 2021, the academic integrity world, like the world at large, was thrown into chaos by the Covid 19 pandemic. This award will recognize those who made special efforts to address the unique challenges that arose and who rose to those challenges with creativity, flexibility, problem-solving skills and dedication.
Note: We anticipate and hope that this award will be made only this year or possibly this year and next.

Criteria and case for nomination:

Eligibility for this award will be evaluated in terms of how creatively and effectively nominees addressed the unique challenges imposed by the pandemic, including but not limited to:

  1. New Communication challenges;
  2. New or compounded cheating challenges;
  3. Other challenges related to conducting academic activities--scholarship, research, teaching--within the constraints imposed by the Covid19 pandemic.

Nominations to this award are not restricted to ENAI members, but only people affiliated with ENAI member institutions and ENAI individual supporters can nominate individuals or groups for this award.