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WA Forum on Contract Cheating

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This forum aims to discuss the problem of contemporary contract cheating in an effort to identify ways to prevent and combat the issue.

Event details

Please join us for a stimulating and interesting day on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Curtin University. Register early as spaces are limited.

Thursday 13 October 2016
Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley, Perth
WA Forum on Contract Cheating

Contract cheating, a term coined by Clarke and Lancaster in 2006*, describes the situation where students purchase bespoke academic assessments and submit the work as if it was their own.

This issue has been rapidly gaining traction globally due to the ease of accessing contractors within the digital space. Students are able to quickly outsource their work for a relatively low price due to increasing competition within the industry. Current assessment practices and technologies are not readily able to identify the affected work.

Through presentations, panels and discussions, the WA Forum on Contract Cheating will examine this problem from a number of perspectives. The forum will include:

  • Analysis of common business models and prevalence of contract cheating
  • Research findings on new methods of detecting contract cheating
  • Student perspectives and case studies of motivators and drivers of behaviour
  • How institutions can respond: recent developments in policies and practices

The cost for the forum is $100 for the day and will include:

  • Attendance at all sessions including material made available electronically;
  • Refreshments and Lunch

For more information on the program and speakers, visit our webpage.

For questions, or if you are interested in being part of the forum please contact

* Clarke, R., and Lancaster, T. “Eliminating the successor to plagiarism? Identifying the usage of contract cheating sites.” Proceedings of 2nd International Plagiarism Conference. 2006.