Teaching Enhancement Unit

Academic Integrity

DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit (TEU) worked with partner universities on the INTEGRITY project, funded under the KA2 strand, aimed at enhancing the quality of teaching and learning processes that are based on the principles of academic integrity, supported by policies, mechanisms, and tools that help prevent and detect cases of plagiarism in higher education. As part of this collaboration, TEU developed a resource toolkit for academics to support them in designing assessments that actively encourage academic integrity. The suite of resources advanced for the toolkit includes a literature review publication; a set of twelve principles and related explanations; interactive glossary; self and team checklists; animated scenarios; and a collection of case studies. All resources can be accessed under a Creative Commons license at https://teuintegrityproject.wordpress.com/. Work on resources and learnings from this project is being expanded through the IUA EDTL work and other smaller projects.


DCU promote shared responsibility and a holistic approach to promoting academic integrity. This shared approach is evident in our annual ‘promoting academic integrity week’.

Proposed Programme - 19th to 23rd October 2020

Rise to the Challenge

All week long

Test your knowledge with two exciting challenges and be in with a chance to win a prize!

  • Academic Integrity Challenge
  • ‘exCITING’ Library Referencing Challenge

Access the challenges from the Loop top menu. Four €50 One4All vouchers up for grabs.

Make a Declaration

All week long

Declare your support for academic integrity by making a pledge or express what academic integrity means and add your contribution to the student declaration bank on Loop. Be in with a chance to win a €50 One4All voucher.

Access the challenges from the Loop top menu.


#IUADigEd Webinar - Consider how  technology can promote academic integrity

Mon 19 Oct, 12:30-13:30

Join us for a lunchtime webinar with colleagues from across higher education to discuss how digital technologies can support academic integrity.

Join: bit.ly/iua19oct

Relaunch of Academic Integrity Hub

Tues 20 Oct, 13:00-13:30

Join us for a lunchtime webinar to explore the features of our Academic Integrity Hub on Loop.

Register: bit.ly/dcu20oct

Commitment to Promoting Academic Integrity

All week long

Explore selected resources on the Academic Integrity Hub and reflect on how your assessment design can promote academic integrity.  Earn a digital certificate.

Panel Webinar - The Ethics of Academic Integrity

Wed 21 Oct, 17:15-18:00

The aim of this panel discussion is to reframe the discourse around academic integrity from a policy-driven punitive approach to a sense of personal responsibility driven by our own internal moral compass. 


Mohammad Hosseini, School of Theology, Philosophy & Music

Caitlin Grant, SU Humanities & Social Sciences Rep

Billy Kelly, DCU Dean of Teaching and Learning

Chaired by Dr Fiona O’Riordan, Academic Developer, Teaching Enhancement Unit


Register: bit.ly/dcu21oct

Part of International Day of Action against Contract Cheating

Visit our student declarations webpage to see an excerpt of declarations and pledges made by DCU students during Promoting Academic Integrity Week 2020.


DCU TEU developed a suite of twelve principles for academics to help them design assessments that promotes academic integrity. These principles are informed by an extensive scoping review.

<< Introductory Video

Academic Integrity 12 Principles

Academic Integrity: The 12 Principles

Improving Academic Integrity through Assessment Design