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Assessment Integrity and the Role of Exams  

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - Melbourne

Morning Sessions

Where have we come from and where are we at?

Session Chair: Lesley Sefcik

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome and acknowledgement of country

Lesley Sefcik and Andrew Trnacek

Curtin University and Higher Ed Services

9:15 - 9:30

Opening address

Anthony McClaran


9:30 – 10:00

The Examination Lifecycle: Key themes and observations from a U of M perspective

Richard James and Neil Robinson

University of Melbourne

10:00 - 10:20

The assessment triad and e-exams: integrity, authenticity and scalability

Mathew Hillier and Andrew Fluck


Monash University and

University of Tasmania

10:20 – 10:35

Creative ways that students cheat

Vern Garth

Monash University

10:35 - 11:00

Morning Tea

Session Chair: Jon Yorke

11:00 – 11:20

Hacking and online exams

Phillip Dawson

Deakin University


Contract cheating and assessment design: Exploring the connection

Fiona Henderson, Tracy Bretag, Rowena Harper, Cath Ellis and Karen van Haeringen

Victoria University

University of South Australia

University of New South Wales

Griffith University

11:40 – 12:00

Accurate detection of cheating rates in exams over two decades: Are heads still in the sand?

Gareth Denyer and Dale Hancock

University of Sydney

12:00 – 12:45


Afternoon Sessions

Bright ideas: Where do we go to from here?

Session Chair: Jon Yorke

12:45 – 1:30

Student perspectives panel discussion

Jordan Piggott, Gypsy O'Dea, Trung Nguyen, Jaala Hill, Kathleen O'Neill              

Panel Chair: Teresa Tjia

Curtin University, Deakin University, William Angliss Institute, International College of Hotel Management, University of Melbourne, Victoria University

1:30 – 1:50

Developing student identity verified assessment: a response to contract cheating

Christine Slade and Susan Rowland

University of Queensland

1:50 – 2:10

It is not just about the method of assessment: The importance of the question being asked to ensure integrity

Ann Rogerson

University of Wollongong

2:10 – 2:30

Remote proctoring: a way forward to ensure the integrity of online tests?

Lesley Sefcik, Michael Baird, Steve Steyn, Connie Price, Jon Yorke, Steve MacKay, Kim Li

Curtin University and Engineering Institute of Technology

2:30 - 2:50

Afternoon Tea

Session Chair: Lesley Sefcik

2:50 - 3:00

What next? An introduction

Jon Yorke

Curtin University

3:00 - 3:50

Collaborative ideas and closing panel responses.


Jon Yorke, Lesley Sefcik, Neil Robinson, Teresa Tjia

Curtin University, University of Melbourne, Victoria University

3:50 - 4:00

Thank you and close

Jon Yorke and Lesley Sefcik

Curtin University

Questions?  Please contact Lesley Sefcik on 0458 565 323 or