academic integrity, academic misconduct, contract cheating, essay mills, higher education, postsecondary education, plagiarism, Ontario, Canada, holistic approach, quality assurance
This paper traces the development of a contract cheating action plan, introduced by the Academic Integrity Council of Ontario (AICO), Canada. The action plan offers a holistic response to contract cheating, involving multiple and diverse stakeholders from postsecondary education. Created by an AICO subcommittee, three of its founding members detail the action plan and provide a perspective on its strengths, challenges, and ongoing implementation.
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Thacker, J.E., Clark, A., Ridgley, A.(2020) Applying a holistic approach to contract cheating: A Canadian Response. Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.11575/cpai.v3i1.69811
Thacker, Emma J.; Clark, Angela; and Ridgley, Andrea, "Applying a Holistic Approach to Contract Cheating: A Canadian Response" (2020). Publications and Scholarship. 13.