Investigating students’ perceptions of academic dishonesty, reasons for dishonesty, and what we can do to help them develop academic integrity


This project aims to conduct a comparative study of students who study at all the five BTE Departments on their perceptions of academic dishonesty, reasons for dishonesty, and what the College/University can do to help students develop academic integrity. While academic dishonesty has gained currency in recent years, a clearer understanding of what HEIs can do to reduce student cheating and instil academic integrity has not yet been reached (Egan, 2018). The recent upsurge in academic misconduct in BTE/SHU presents an increasing challenge to the academic integrity of our degrees. Developing assessments that assure academic integrity is now included as one of the Five Features of Assessments in the SHU LTA Framework. This project seeks to inform the policy development on how BTE/SHU can tackle the sharp rise in academic misconduct and support the development of innovative LTA practices that promote academic integrity in students.

Keywords: Academic integrity; Student perception
Academic units: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts (STA) > Academic Departments > Department of Computing
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Sheffield Hallam UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Publisher of the data: SHU Research Data Archive (SHURDA)
Publication date: 27 September 2023
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