Academic Integrity

The new Academic Integrity Procedures were approved by Senate in October 2021. If there is a discrepancy between Arts and Science academic regulations, policies, or processes that deal with academic integrity and the provisions of the Senate Academic Integrity Procedures, the Senate Procedures take precedence.

The Center for Academic Integrity (CAI) defines academic integrity as a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action.

Academic integrity provides the foundation for learning, teaching, research and service at Queen's University. Its 5 fundamental values enable instructors, students and staff to contribute to a community of knowledge dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and open exchange of ideas that characterizes the educational environment at Queen's.

Any behaviour that compromises these values is considered a departure from academic integrity and may be subject to the remedies and sanctions as established by the Queen’s University Senate.

The Faculty of Arts and Science is committed to ensuring the Academic Integrity investigation process is fair and supportive and will be carried out in a safe and positive environment.  Our intention is that this will be a learning opportunity promoting student success, growth, and development.