Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

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Academic integrity is central to every part of your education at university. Academic integrity has been defined by the International Center for Academic Integrity "honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals to action (International Center for Academic Integrity)."

Academic integrity covers a wide range of activities in the university community. It means not plagiarizing or cheating on assignments, creating an environment of trust so that there is a free sharing of ideas without the fear of them being stolen from you, respect for your fellow students, instructors, and support staff, acting responsibly by turning assignments in on time and completing readings for class and having the courage not to cheat even when pressured to by your peers.

There are some resources provided on these pages to guide you in pursuing an academic life based on integrity, but there are many others available throughout the university. It is important that you learn about integrity, understand its implications for your work, and that you become informed about the possible penalties by not being part of a community of integrity.

But here is an important rule to remember: if you have any questions about integrity, please ask your instructor directly! All instructors are fully engaged in practices of integrity in their own work, and all are motivated to support you in the completion of your work with the highest standard of integrity.