SAILS Director presented to Council of Europe on contract cheating

Associate Professor Michael Draper from the Hilary Rodham Clinton School of Law, and Director of Swansea Academy of Inclusivity and Learner Success (SAILS) at Swansea University, was an invited expert to the Council of Europe’s Plenary session in Strasbourg on Ethics Transparency and Integrity in Education (ETINED Platform).  The Council of Europe is an international organisation whose stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Europe and promote European culture.   Experts from across Member states were asked to present on their work in relation to ethics and academic integrity and Michael, who is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, delivered a presentation on his recent publication and collaborative work with Professor Phil Newton from Swansea University’s Medical School:

Draper and Newton, A legal approach to tackling contract cheating? , International Journal for Educational Integrity (2017) 13:11 DOI 10.1007/s40979-017-0022-5

In closing the session the Secretariat praised the high quality of the presentations and as a result committed itself to prioritising work in this area for the next two years with a view to recommendations being made to Ministers of the Council for adoption across the 47 member states.

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