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The Forum will be held on the Curtin Bentley Campus in Building 410 Room 101.  The program will start at 9am and finish at approximately 4pm. 

WA Forum on Contract Cheating ProgramThursday, 13 October 2016  at Curtin University

Morning Sessions

Where have we come from and where are we at? Historical, staff and student perspectives on contract cheating


9:00 - 9:15

Welcome to Country

Simon Forrest

Curtin University

9:15 - 9:30

Welcome to Curtin

Jill Downie

Curtin University

9:30 - 10:30

Keynote: Ten years of contract cheating

Thomas Lancaster

Coventry University

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea

11:00 - 11:20

Contract cheating in business simulations

Michael Baird

Curtin University


Why did you do it?

Tara Felton

Curtin University


Panel discussion: Student perspectives and support

Simon Roy

Curtin University

Siri Barrett-Lennard

University of Western Australia

Louise Kaktins

Macquarie University

Curtin Guild Student Representative - Jake Wittey

Curtin University

12:30 – 1:15


Afternoon Sessions

Bright ideas: Where do we go to from here? Prevention, detection and managing student discipline



Rational, motivated students and suitable units: detecting suspected contract cheating of unsupervised written assignments

Joe Clare

Murdoch University


Individual assessment mark analysis and the difficulties of acting retrospectively

Glenda Jackson

Edith Cowan University

1:55-2:15 What to do if you suspect academic misconduct: a procedural fairness perspective Pnina Levine Curtin University


Taking student discipline online

Tara Felton / Alastair Steel

Curtin University / Polonious


Afternoon Tea


Preventative strategies introduction

Ainslie Robinson

Notre Dame University


Collaborative ideas and closing panel responses

Thomas Lancaster

Coventry University

Joe Clare

Murdoch University

Glenda Jackson

Edith Cowan University


Thank you and close

Jon Yorke

Curtin University