2018 Events

Interactive Workshops on Contract Cheating and Assessment Design

Griffith Uni CC workshop 16 May 2018
Participants engaging in group discussions during one of the five contract cheating and assessment design workshops.

The project team held a series of interactive workshops to disseminate the most recent findings from the project, and to develop and refine educational resources for staff. The workshops were held at the following locations and institutions.

5 April – University of South Australia

13 April – University of Western Australia

18 April – Victoria University

9 May – UNSW

16 May – Griffith University 

The workshop at Victoria University was recorded and is available for viewing below.




The project team would like to thank Igor Asmaryan and Marianne Samulis, from Victoria University, for arranging this recording.

2017 Events

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Seminar, Beijing, China 26 March 2017
Project co-leader Tracey Bretag spoke on the topic of plagiarism in academic publishing.

Contract Cheating and Assessment Design Symposium, UniSA, Adelaide, 13 April 2017
The Contract Cheating and Assessment Design project team will be sharing findings from the recently concluded student and staff nationwide survey of contract cheating, with invited guests from institutions and organisations around Australia.

To view the presentations delivered by the project team at this Symposium, please see the videos below.

Introduction to the Project
Associate Professor Tracey Bretag and Dr Rowena Harper
Contract Cheating and Assessment Design Symposium, UniSA, 13 April 2017

Key findings from the university student survey
Associate Professor Tracey Bretag
Contract Cheating and Assessment Design Symposium, UniSA, 13 April 2017.

Key findings from the university staff survey
Dr Rowena Harper
Contract Cheating and Assessment Design Symposium, UniSA, 13 April 2017.

Key findings from Non-University Higher Education Providers survey
Sonia Saddiqui
Contract Cheating and Assessment Design Symposium, UniSA, 13 April 2017

Academic Integrity Breach Reports: Does authentic assessment solve contract cheating?
Karen van Haringen and Pearl Rozenberg
Contract Cheating and Assessment Design Symposium, UniSA, 13 April 2017

Analysis of contract cheating procurement data
Associate Professor Cath Ellis
Contract Cheating and Assessment Design Symposium, UniSA, 13 April 2017.

Contract cheating and the law
Professor Phil Newton Contract Cheating and Assessment Design Symposium, UniSA, 13 April 2017

Project Symposium conclusion
Professor Tracey Bretag and Dr Rowena Harper Contract Cheating and Assessment Design Symposium, UniSA, 13 April 2017

Acknowledgements: The project team would like to acknowledge and thank our colleague Dr. Saadia Mahmud for her assistance with analysing the student and staff survey data.

8th Asia-Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity (APCEI), 6-7 November 2017, University of Sydney, November. The project team attended and presented at 8APCEI, including at a special track on contract cheating.

Project team leaders’ presentation at the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) fifth meeting of the Quality Beyond Borders Group (QBBG), October 17 – 18,  2017 by Associate Professor Tracey Bretag and Dr Rowena Harper, UniSA.
Download the presentation PDF: addressing-contract-cheating_local-and-global-responses

5th World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI), Netherlands, 28-31 May 2017
Project co-leader Tracey Bretag attended and presented.

Plagiarism across Europe and Beyond, Brno Czechia, 24-26 May 2017
As part of an Erasmus grant, project co-leader Tracey Bretag spoke at the Conference and collaborated with colleagues in academic integrity in Brno and Prague.

Evidenced-Based Responses to Contract Cheating: video presentation by Associate Professor Tracey Bretag at the third international Plagiarism Across Europe and Beyond Conference, 24-26 May 2017, in Brno, Czech Republic.

2016 Events 

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Global Ethics Day 2016 Flyer