Academic integrity in 2020: Editorial year in review


  • Sarah Elaine Eaton University of Calgary



academic integrity, Canada, COVID-19


Alberta Council on Academic Integrity (ICAI). (2020). Statement Against Racism in Matters Relating to Academic Integrity Retrieved from

Alden, C., & Ha, A. (2020, September 3). Proctorio sues UBC staff member for tweets sharing ‘confidential’ information about the software. The Ubyssey. Retrieved from

Bertram Gallant, T., McKenzie, A., & Harrison, D. (2020, March 20). Going remote with integrity. International Center for Academic Integrity. Retrieved from

Boisvert, S., Teymouri, N., Medicine Crane, J. A., & Eaton, S. E. (2020). Exploring Racism and Academic Integrity through a Circle Process. Paper presented at the Alberta Teachers’ of English as a Second Language (ATESL) Annual Conference, Online.

CBC News. (2020, September 22). University of Regina students worried anti-cheating software will invade privacy. Retrieved from

Change.Org. (2020). Stop Concordia University from using proctored webcam exams. Retrieved from

Churchman, C. W. (1967). Wicked Problems. Management Science, 14(4), B-141-B-142.

Clarke, R., & Lancaster, T. (2006). Eliminating the successor to plagiarism: Identifying the usage of contract cheating sites. Paper presented at the Second International Plagiarism Conference, The Sage Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom.

Eaton, S. E. (2020a). Academic Integrity in Online Courses: Adapting During COVID-19. Paper presented at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Eaton, S. E. (2020b). Integrity Hour: A Guide to Developing and Facilitating an Online Community of Practice for Academic Integrity. Retrieved from

Eaton, S. E. (2020c). Race-Based Data in Student Conduct: A Call to Action. Retrieved from Calgary, Canada:

Hill, E., Tiefenthäler, A., Triebert, C., Jordan, D., Willis, H., & Stein, R. (2020). How George Floyd Was Killed in Police Custody. New York Times. Retrieved from

Hyams, B., Orr, D., & Manning, R. (2020, March 8). Oregon Lawmakers Approve $5 Million For Coronavirus Response. OPB.

International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI). (2020a). 2020 Annual Conference.

International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI). (2020b). Planning Committee for International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating. Retrieved from

International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI). (2020c). Take Action Against Contract Cheating, Oct. 21. Retrieved from

International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI). (2020d). Twenty Live in 20 -- Global Conversations about Contract Cheating Schedule. Retrieved from

Isai, V. (2020, September 28). The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how students cheat – and get caught. National Observer. Retrieved from

Krugel, L. (2020, October 11). 'Creeped out:' Schools turn to technology in pandemic to catch online cheaters. CTV News. Retrieved from

McKenzie, A. M. (2018). Academic integrity across the Canadian landscape. Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity, 1(2), 40-45. doi:

Miron, J. B., & McKenzie, A. (2020). Avoiding Contract Cheating Student Tip Sheet. Academic Integrity Council of Ontario. Retrieved from

Reisz, M. (2020, March 26). Robert Clarke, 1950-2020: Tributes paid to a ‘contract cheating detective’. Times Higher Education. Retrieved from

Ryerson University. (2020, October 21). Imagine a World Where Grades are for Sale. Retrieved from

Seeland, J., Stoesz, B., & Vogt, L. (2020, May 19). Shopping interrupted: Blocking access to contract cheating. Retrieved from

Sonnemaker, T. (2020, November 1). Tech companies promised schools an easy way to detect cheaters during the pandemic. Students responded by demanding schools stop policing them like criminals in the first place. Business Insider. Retrieved from

Stoesz, B. M., Seeland, J., & Vogt, L. (2020). Promoting integrity in remote learning: Considerations for post-secondary educators. Presented at University College of the North, Manitoba, Canada.

Wong, J. (2020, October 25). Post-secondary students call for changes to online exam rules as cheating concerns rise. CBC News. Retrieved from