ATN UNIVERSITIES BACKS GOVT MEASURES AGAINST ACADEMIC CHEATING
17 May 2023
WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2023
The Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) welcomes the Federal Government’s measures to crack down on academic cheating, with today’s announcement that another 100 websites had been identified and blocked.
ATN Executive Director, Luke Sheehy, said the shutting down of websites which offer to sell assignments or propose someone to sit an exam for the student is crucial in curbing academic cheating.
“We welcome these measures, they are important because they mean people will have even greater confidence in our Higher Education system,” Mr Sheehy said.
“We live in a different age, technology like AI is moving at speed and in order to keep ahead we must continue to be agile and innovative in our approach to learning and teaching. ATN universities have long acknowledged that disruptive technology is here to stay and the best way we can approach this is by understanding it and being adaptive.
“By making the necessary adjustments to our assessment process, our curriculums and other systems people will trust that our universities are delivering the highest quality and academically robust programs.
“ATN Universities will continue to work closely with the Australian Government and with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) to ensure that everything remains fit for purpose in a rapidly changing environment.”
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