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Dear colleagues, 
 
in the June newsletter we have many news about ENAI itself - it was officially established as a legal body, it started accepting members and was a co-organizer of a conference Plagiarism across Europe and Beyond 2017.
We also bring you again some news about contract cheating, final report of South East European Project on Academic Integrity and one curious case of plagiarism

ENAI was officially established

The European Network for Academic Integrity was officially founded on 22nd May 2017. We are now in the process of formal registration of the association.
The founding members are Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic), Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (Turkey), Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania), Nottingham Trent University (UK), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI), University of Insubria (Italy), University of Nicosia (Cyprus) and University of Maribor (Slovenia).

The founding members also elected the first board and the first auditing group.
President of the board is Tomáš Foltýnek, the vice president is Irene Glendinning, the other board members are Loreta Tauginiene, Julius Kravjar and Salim Razi.
The head of the auditing group is Milan Ojsteršek, the other group members are Dita Dlabolová and Shiva Sivasubramaniam.

Become ENAI member!

As the ENAI is established now, we are accepting members. Target members are higher education institutions, no matter of its size, status (private or public) or location (members outside Europe are welcomed). Any other legal entities engaged in education can join as well. Moreover, individuals affiliated to non-member institutions can become so called "supporters". Then they will get the same service as member institutions.

The institutional membership fee is 300 EUR per year, individual is 50 EUR. There is 50% discount for the first year. Find further details on membership here.
To join the network, please fill in the application form we will contact you and inform you about the further details. If you have already done it, we will contact you soon.

Plagiarism across Europe and Beyond 2017 

The third international conference took place 24-26th May 2017 in Brno. 

There were more then 100 participants from all the continents with almost 60 contributions including keynote speeches and practical workshops. The conference proceedings in PDF are available online.
We also soon publish at the conference website www.plagiarism.cz photos and slides from presentations.

If you are interested in the details of the program and some interesting observations, you can read about the conference days on blog of  Copy, Shake, and Paste.

BBC Radio 4 podcast on contract cheating

There's never enough information about the dark world of contract cheating.
Ellie Cawthorne investigates the multimillion pound online trade in fake essays and dissertations, hearing from cheating students and the people who write them.
Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08kv5fd

Can markers detect contract cheating? Results from a pilot study

Phillip Dawson and Wendy Sutherland-Smith from Deakin University, Australia published a study on training markers to detect contract cheating. 
The study shows that contract cheating is not undetectable, during the research experienced instructors were quite accurate in identifying real student work and work written by a ghost writer.
The whole study is available here.  

Thematic series of International Journal for Educational Integrity: The rise of contract cheating

When we are already speaking about contract cheating, we would like to remind you call for papers for a special collection on contract cheating of International Journal for Educational Integrity named The rise of contract cheating in higher education: academic fraud beyond plagiarism. The deadline for submissions is 30th June 2017. 

Final report of South East European Project on Academic Integrity is online

South East European Project on Policies for Academic Integrity (SEEPPAI) was investigating academic integrity in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia in autumn 2016. The final project report with findings, examples of best practices and recommendations is online: www.plagiarism.cz/seeppai/Final-report_SEEPPAI.pdf
In the figure bellow, you can see Academic Integrity Maturity Models (AIMM) for each of the target countries.

Plagiarism in paper about plagairism

Nope, it's not a joke.
According to the linked blogpost in appeared in Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association in a paper called The confounding factors leading to plagiarism in academic writing and some suggested remedies.
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2017/05/17/paper-about-plagiarism-contains-plagiarism
We will approach with the next newsletter at the beginning of August, if you want to share with us and with other recipients interesting news from your country or some curiosities from the area of academic integrity, we will welcome your contributions. Please send them to us before 27th July to info@academicintegrity.eu.

Sincerely yours
European Network for Academic Integrity team

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