What is Academic Integrity Week?
Along with other post-secondary institutions in BC, UFV provides an opportunity for students to learn more about academic integrity by engaging in info sessions, workshops, contests, and more.
How can I participate?
Stop by our info tables throughout the week! In 2023, you can find us at the following locations:
- Mon., Oct. 16: Fact Sheets & Tips to Beat the Cheat
- 10:00am to 12:00pm
- AB G building and CEP A building
- online from 3:00-4:00pm (link available from firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tues., Oct. 17: Write Your Own Pledge
- 2:00pm to 4:00pm
- AB S building
- Wed., Oct. 18: Learn about Academic Misconduct
- 12:00pm to 2:00pm
- AB B building and CEP A building
- Thurs., Oct. 19: Spin to Win
- 10:00am to 12:00pm
- AB B building
- online form 6:00pm to 7:00pm (link available from email@example.com)
- Fri., Oct. 20: Match the Misconduct
- 11:00am to 1:00pm
- AB G building
What is the International Day of Action for Academic Integrity?
Every year, in mid-October, the International Center for Academic Integrity brings together academic institutions from all over the world to provide webinars, discussions, resources, contests, and more to help students, faculty, and staff understand academic integrity and to avoid or prevent academic misconduct.
To learn more, check out the following resources:
- International Day of Action for Academic Integrity— Guide and tips
- BC Academic Integrity Day — a one day conference open to all leading up to Academic Integrity Week
What is contract cheating?
As a student, you mind find it difficult to balance your studies, work, and personal life. With a heavy workload and deadlines creeping up, you might be tempted to ask someone else to complete academic work for you. As harmless as it may seem, having someone do the work on your behalf is a form of academic dishonesty. This is called contract cheating.
Contract cheating can include the following offences, but is not limited to:
- asking a friend or parent to help you finish your paper,
- paying someone to take an exam for you,
- getting your hands on a copy of an upcoming test,
- letting someone use your assignment for academic credits.