Facing Academic Integrity Threats

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Project Summary

The Facing Academic Threats Project (FAITH) focuses on improving national and institutional policies for academic integrity in higher education. Through a review of educational sources globally, we will draw on best practice to create benchmarks for academic integrity standards, policies and approaches, tuned for use in partner countries. Using well-tested questionnaires and focus groups, we will capture factors that influence student conduct. Working internationally, we will collate ideas for best practices on strategies relating to plagiarism and contract cheating. By examining all available evidence, we will formulate a holistic approach for deterring plagiarism and contract cheating. Results will be disseminated within partner countries and beyond through conferences, workshops and scientific papers. Training materials will be developed from the results for guiding managers, teachers and students in higher education. Online courses and face-to-face workshops will be developed and delivered, translated into languages of participating organisations. Course completion certificates will be issued to participants. We will also develop an online platform to provide practical advice and guidance to all victims who seek support.

Programme: Erasmus+ Cooperation partnerships in higher education

Project number: 2021-1-TR01-KA220-HED-000027559

Project duration: 36 months (28th February 2022 to 27th February 2025)

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Project Results

Project Result 1

Policy for good practice

Establishing a benchmark for minimum standards for academic integrity policies in Europe and beyond based on good practice internationally.

  • PR1A Higher education academic integrity Policy Corpus
  • PR1B Evidence-based Guideline
  • PR1C Webinar for higher education Policymakers

Project Result 2

Proactive approach to deter academic misconduct in the digital era

Helping academics and undergraduate students to prevent, deter and detect academic misconduct through evidence-based guidance and training materials.

  • PR2A Collecting Experiences on Academic Integrity
  • PR2B Adapting and Developing the Guidance in the Era of Digitalization
  • PR2C Online Workshops for Stakeholders

Project Result 3

Support for victims of academic misconduct

An interactive portal and support network to aid victims of unethical practice.

  • PR3A Understanding different needs of potential victims
  • PR3B Creating an academic support network and an online forum to provide confidential and impartial advice to victims
  • PR3C Developing and Sustaining Educational and Mentoring Support for Victims via Online Discussions

Project Partners

  • Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (Türkiye)
Project partners
  • European Network for Academic Integrity (Czechia)
  • University of Konstanz (Germany)
  • University of Maribor (Slovenia)
  • University of Porto (Portugal)
Associated partners
  • Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (NAKVIS)

FAITH Events

Multiplier Events

European Conference on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism 2022

4th-6th May 2022, Porto, Portugal

European Conference on Ethics and Integrity in Academia 2024

2024, Canakkale, Turkey

Learning Teaching Training Activities

ENAI Academic Integrity PhD Summer School 2023

August 2023, University of Maribor, Slovenia

ENAI Academic Integrity PhD Summer School 2024

September 2024, University of Konstanz, Germany

Other Events

ENAI Academic Integrity PhD Summer School 2022

22nd–26th August 2022, Canakkale, Turkey

Victim Support Portal

Presentations & Materials