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Academic Integrity and Academic Labour: One Faculty Association’s Position

Learning, Teaching and Leadership

by Sarah Elaine Eaton

The Alberta Colleges and Institutes Faculties Association (ACIFA) (Alberta, Canada) has released a brand new report on academic integrity. ACIFA’s Position on Academic Integrity, was prepared by Brooklin Schnieder, ACIFA Vice President, Professional Affairs.

Front cover of the report, ACIFA position on Academic Integrity. The title of the report is written in white text on a grey banner. There is a photo graph of a woman leaning over a desk to help a student who is sitting down. The student is holding a pen and has paper and binders in front of her.

This report covers important topics for faculty associations and academic unions and their members, related to academic integrity:

  • Faculty members’ role in promoting academic integrity
  • Academic integrity and workload
  • Emotional labour and burnout
  • Institutional policies and practices
  • Curriculum and assessment practices
  • Text-matching software and other technology solutions
  • Academic file-sharing and copyright
  • Contract cheating
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Decolonization and Indigenization

The report concludes with a dozen recommendations, framed through the lens of social justice and advocacy, “Faculty are deeply committed to these values, but such a commitment should not come with a corresponding cost of additional unremunerated hours, emotional labour, and burnout. And with technological change, the opportunities for…

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Author: Sarah Elaine Eaton, Ph.D.

Faculty member, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary - I am passionate about learning, teaching and ethics.

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