Discussing academic ethics with lecturers from Kaunas University of Applied Sciences

On 9 February, the Ombudswoman for Academic Ethics and Procedures, Dr Loreta Tauginienė and the Senior Specialist of the Office (Senior Analyst) Dr Julija Umbrasaitė met with lecturers and administrative staff from Kaunas University of Applied Sciences. Around 60 community members attended the meeting.

During the meeting, the Ombudswoman presented the evolution of the establishment of academic ethics in higher education, the changes in the concept of academic ethics, the directions of the activities of the Office, the types, and consequences of breaches of academic ethics, and the guidelines relevant to higher education. Dr Julija Umbrasaitė presented the guidelines for ensuring academic ethics in scientific events.

As the organisation of the study process through the means of distance learning and its challenges are of high relevance during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic, the ethical aspects of distance learning were discussed with the community of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences. Participants discussed ways to ensure academic integrity in the organisation of student examination.