Fostering academic integrity and dealing with academic dishonesty

The University of Victoria’s Policy on Academic Integrity states that “academic integrity requires commitment to the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. It is expected that students, faculty members and staff at the University of Victoria, as members of an intellectual community, will adhere to these ethical values in all activities related to learning, teaching, research and service.”

You can help your students understand the importance of academic integrity in several ways. Refer students to these resources. Have students review these resources and hold a discussion about what it means to produce authentic intellectual work. Give students guidelines on which citation style you want them to use if the program has not adopted a citation and format style. If your program has adopted a citation style, remind students about the guidelines.

Design course assignments that encourage authentic work and discourage plagiarism. Ask a consultant at Technology Integrated Learning for further advice.

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