Academic Integrity and Online Proctoring with Kent State University, University of Florida and Lamar University

Concurrent Session 5

Brief Abstract

Online proctoring has gained increased momentum over the last couple of years as online distance education programs look to increase access to an expanding online footprint. This panel discussion features administrators experienced with various online proctoring models and explores policies and strategies for reducing online incidents of academic dishonesty. 

Presenters

Jarrod pioneered the online proctoring industry in 2008 when he founded ProctorU and created a patented proctoring process that is now used worldwide. Under his leadership, ProctorU has become the largest provider of online exam security in the industry. Jarrod has been a prominent advocate for academic integrity, specifically working with the US Congress and Department of Education on the issue of financial aid fraud. He is a sought after speaker in the areas of education technology, online proctoring, academic integrity and identity verification, and is active in many industry associations. Jarrod has been listed by The Birmingham Business Journal as one of Birmingham’s Top 40 Professionals Under 40 and named one of the 20 people to Lead Birmingham in the next 20 years by BHM Biz Magazine. As a former student of the University of Florida, he has been honored four consecutive times with the Gator 100 award.

Extended Abstract

Online proctoring has gained increased momentum over the last couple of years as online distance education programs look to increase access to an expanding online footprint. This panel discussion features administrators experienced with various online proctoring models and explores policies and strategies for reducing online incidents of academic dishonesty. 

Attendees will gain insightful and unique perspectives from higher education experts at the University of Florida, Kent State University and Lamar University. Discussion will include how to balance the convenience of taking tests online with the need for security and integrity, and how to determine which situations are suitable for using online monitors. Other topics include:

  • How online proctoring encourages innovative testing methods
  • Identity management tools and the role they play in meeting federal guidelines
  • How to successfully implement online proctoring at an institution 
  • Best practices