Jeffrey Beall is the Scholarly Communications Librarian and associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver's Auraria Library. An academic librarian for over 26 years, Beall is the author of the popular blog Scholarly Open Access, which lists and comments on predatory and low-quality open-access publishers and journals.
Tracey Bretag BA(Hons), MA, EdD has an eclectic background in English literature, gender studies, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and education. She teaches communication, ethics and professional development courses in the School of Management at the University of South Australia. Tracey’s research for over a decade has focussed on all aspects of academic integrity. She has recently completed an Australian Office for Learning and Teaching funded project, Extending and embedding exemplary academic integrity policy across the higher education sector (2013-2014) and previously led the Australian Learning and Teaching Council funded project, Academic integrity standards: Aligning policy and practice in Australian universities (2010-2012).
Tracey is the founding Editor of the International Journal for Educational Integrity, former Chair of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity, and Transition Committee member of the International Center for Academic Integrity. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Handbook of Academic Integrity, published by Springer in 2016. Her most recent publications have included papers on academic integrity policy, students’ understandings of academic integrity, publication ethics and issues of integrity for postgraduate research students.
Tomáš Foltýnek is a vice-dean for international affairs at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic. He has been dealing with plagiarism since 2008. He was involved in EU-funded project "Impact of policies for plagiarism in higher education across Europe" and has organized conferences and workshops about plagiarism since 2013. He is a member of the Ethical committee of the Higher education council in the Czech Republic and member of Steering group of Pan-European Platform for Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education established by the Council of Europe. He is main coordinator of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships project "European Network for Academic Integrity"
In this keynote address, the European Network for Academic Integrity asan organisation supporting higher education institutions to work together in the field of academic integrity will be introduced and officially launched.
Teddi Fishman is the former Director of the International Center for Academic Integrity, an Academic Center housed within the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University. Her academic work is interdisciplinary and addresses topics that include the rhetoric of police writing, identity in online environments and the teaching of multi-media literacy as well as topics related to practical ethics and academic integrity. Long before completing her PhD at Purdue University in Rhetoric and Composition and working as a faculty member in English and Communication, she worked as a police officer and deputy sheriff. She believes that the individual, cultural, and systemic integrity are essential not only to education but also to a just, sustainable world.
Professor Phil Newton is the Director of Learning and Teaching at the Swansea University Medical School. His research in academic integrity has focused on 'contract cheating'; the use of ghostwriters by students. In this keynote he will present his latest research in this area, including data on the prevalence of contract cheating, student/staff attitudes to it, current and future legal approaches to tackling it, and educational interventions designed to prevent it.
Calin Rus is a director of the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara since 1996 and expert of the Council of Europe on issues related to education for democratic citizenship, intercultural education and Roma issues, since 1998. Member of the Board and former Vice-president of the International Association for Intercultural Research (ARIC) and member of the jury for the selection of the best francophone doctoral thesis on intercultural issues. Author of research and publications on interethnic relations, migration, intercultural and civic education and Roma issues. Member of the Ad-hoc Expert Group of the project Competences for Democratic Culture of the Council of Europe and coordinator of the piloting of competence descriptors.