October, 2018

201817Oct15:0016:00Third Annual International Day of Action against Contract Cheating15:00 - 16:00

Event Details

When: Wednesday, October 17, 15:00 – 16:00

Where: Deree Main Corridor (and smaller component at 1st fl. CN Bldg)

Organized by: Office of Academic Affairs

Lead by: Evangeline (Litsa) Mourelatos, Assistant Professor of English, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Standing up for academic integrity – and against contract cheating – Deree students are once again this year bringing attention to the subject as part of an international effort aimed at educational communities, governments, and all citizens. The initiative is spearheaded by the International Center for Academic Integrity and is timed with the Carnegie Council’s Global Ethics Day. Defined as the practice of engaging a third party or service to complete student work, contract cheating is particularly threatening, with reports establishing that as many as 16 million people could be receiving fraudulent certifications on a yearly basis as a result of the practice. This Call to Action is meant to raise awareness around contract cheating, particularly the dangers it poses to educational systems.

Following last  year’s successful 2nd year, this year, student video testimonials were created and shared as part of the countdown prior to the day! The day before the Call to Action, a Teaching and Learning Center presentation was made to faculty, focusing on legal and educational parameters and showcasing student work (parallel-studies students M. Chrysanthakopoulou and N. Konidari (Deree & U of Athens, Faculty of Law). On the day, Deree students and faculty will be raising their voices by making declarations in support of integrity – and against contract cheating; sharing inspired creative efforts, such as theater installations, a graffiti wall, and ethical dilemmas, through virtual, musical and other artistic media; and by engaging students and staff overall through oral and written declarations.

Special thanks: G. Katsas & SASS; Student Affairs; Deree Student Association; K. Leftheriotis; and the many students – and their academic Societies – involved in the effort (International Honors Program, English, Theater Arts, Visual Arts, Music).