ICAS responds to FRC letter to professional bodies on academic integrity
ICAS publishes new briefing paper as part of its response, ‘Academic Integrity: The CA Qualification and End Point Assessment’
ICAS has responded to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC)’s letter to firms and professional bodies seeking assurance on exam cheating, with the publication of a new briefing paper.
The paper, ‘Academic Integrity: The CA Qualification and End Point Assessment’, outlines ICAS’ commitment to embedding a culture of academic integrity at all stages of the CA qualification and the policies and processes that uphold its high academic standards.
This includes the ICAS Code of Ethics, which is the overarching code for all ICAS Students and Members and is emphasised at every stage of the CA qualification; the ICAS Academic Integrity Policy; and the Academic Integrity and Appeals Panel, which plays a fundamental role in ensuring the integrity of ICAS’ Assessments.
The briefing paper details ICAS’ policies and approaches to preventing, detecting and investigating academic misconduct and plagiarism. ICAS’ processes for monitoring assessments through remote proctoring, how it manages conflicts of interest and its marking processes are also included in the briefing paper.
Bruce Cartwright CA, Chief Executive of ICAS, said: “Ethics and academic integrity always have been, and continue to be, the cornerstones of what it means to be an ICAS Chartered Accountant (CA), and the foundation for trust in the accountancy and finance profession.
“These principles are not only central to our culture, but they are also emphasised from the very beginning of a CA student’s journey with ICAS, at every stage of their studies with us and throughout their career as a qualified chartered accountant.
“Through our rigorous academic policies, processes and activities, ICAS has put in place safeguards to uphold the highest academic standards and ensure the quality of the CA qualification.
“ICAS also believes that the whole system must work together to ensure that the quality and trust of the designation of the CA is protected.”
Read the full briefing paper: ‘Academic Integrity: The CA Qualification and End Point Assessment’