From fear to fairness; - making sense of academic integrity in the learning community

We were awarded £1000 pounds by IATL in July 2021 to co-design and develop a comprehensive training resource initially for use by Warwick Medical School staff who have student facing roles in academic integrity procedures at the medical school. As WMS lead and deputy lead for academic integrity, we were aware that staff had identified a training need in undertaking these roles. We proposed to co-create a flexible, interactive training resource, featuring role played videos of simulated investigation meetings with students. It was intended that this staff training resource would complement existing student academic integrity training resources in the department. We hoped that by supporting staff preparedness and confidence in these roles, this would ultimately diminish students’ stress associated with academic integrity and enhance student experience.

Working with and supported by WMS students and staff from a variety of roles along the way, we produced the WMS Academic Integrity Interactive Staff Training Resource. Next steps in the project will include a student led evaluation and enhancement of current student training resource is ensuring not only fitness for purpose from the student user perspective, but also inclusivity in design.