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Facilitated by: Dr Vanessa Cui and Dr Richard Davies who are the co-convenors of the Academic Practice Network. For more details about the network and its activities, please click here.

This seminar is part of SRHE AP network’s AI and Academic Practice seminar series. The series follows on from the roundtable event ‘What Do Artificial Intelligence Systems Mean For Academic Practice?’.

This session will discuss ways of ensuring assessment is still fit for purpose in the age of AI in testing student knowledge. Currently, there are significant concerns about whether well-established assignment tasks (e.g. essays) remain viable forms of assessment, given the wide range of AI tools that students could use for authorship. Furthermore, it appears to be increasingly difficult to rely on any tool or guidance for detecting AI.

The presenters of this session, both academic integrity leads, demonstrate the ways they have approached these issues in their respective institutions. They will discuss adaptations of assessments and the issues regarding AI detection, as well as ways to teach students ethical decision making with AI tools. They will discuss their practices of positive educational ways to engage with AI, and invite attendees to share the AI issues and practices in their own contexts.


12.00 – 12.10

SRHE welcome & housekeeping

Introduction by Richard Davies

12.10 – 12.40

Seminar presentations led by Dr Mary Davis and Dr Elizabeth Newton: The presenters will discuss their respective institutional approaches to AI over the past year in terms of teaching, learning and AI detection

12.40 – 12.50

Discussion: Presenters will invite attendees to discuss and compare to their own institutional contexts

12.50 – 13.10

Presenters Mary Davis and Elizabeth Newton will discuss possible adaptations to assessment to ensure it is fit for purpose

13.10 – 13.25

Discussion: Presenters will invite attendees to discuss their adaptations/planned changes to assessment

13.25 – 13.30

Summary & close


Speaker bios

Dr Mary Davis PFHEA is Academic Integrity Lead at Oxford Brookes University. She has been a researcher of academic integrity for almost 20 years and is highly focused on inclusive educational approaches to academic integrity. She is a member of the QAA UK Advisory Board on Academic Integrity, the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Academic Integrity and co-chair of the International Day of Action for Academic Integrity. Her recent practice includes developing an institutional course for students to learn ethical decision making with AI using a traffic lights model.

Dr Elizabeth Newton SFHEA is the Academic Lead for Integrity at London South Bank University. She has been involved in academic integrity for 16 years and has presented a session for the 2023 International Day of Action for Academic Integrity. Recently, she has been involved in research looking at integrity and the awarding gap. She has developed guidance for staff and students on the ethical use of GenAI in assessment.


A recording of this session can be accessed by clicking here.

March 11th, 2024 from 12:00 PM to  1:30 PM
Online event - link will be provided
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