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Glitches and hitches: Sessional academic staff viewpoints on academic integrity and academic misconduct

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posted on 2022-06-06, 00:11 authored by Jo-Anne Luck, Ritesh ChughRitesh Chugh, Darren TurnbullDarren Turnbull, Edward Pember
Increasing incidents of academic dishonesty are a problem for universities globally. The traditional approach to dealing with academic dishonesty has been to detect and punish, which may not be the best solution. This study explored the perceptions of sessional teaching staff (a growing but often neglected workforce) on academic integrity and misconduct issues at an Australian university. Findings from the focus groups revealed a deep-seated concern for the size and extent of the problem. While some participants were of the view that students should be punished, others provided interesting suggestions to reduce instances of academic misconduct. This study found that prevention is preferable to punishment as a guiding principle for policy development to address academic misconduct in universities. Students should be educated on the importance of mastering established academic protocols as a way of learning the discipline. Universities need to provide sessional academic staff with contextualised professional development activities.

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Start Page

1

End Page

16

Number of Pages

16

eISSN

1469-8366

ISSN

0729-4360

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Additional Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • Yes

Acceptance Date

2021-01-20

Author Research Institute

  • Centre for Research in Equity and Advancement of Teaching & Education (CREATE)

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

Higher Education Research & Development

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