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Academic integrity

What is academic integrity?

Academic Integrity means your work on exams and assignments reflects your own learning and is not produced dishonestly. Integrity in an academic setting means respecting the scholarly community — professors, researchers, and other students. This includes respecting the work of others by learning how to interact with their ideas and cite them correctly.

What are the different types of misconduct?

UFV's Student Academic Misconduct Policy (#70) list the different types of misconducts:

  • plagiarism
  • cheating
  • falsification of academic records
  • resubmission of work
  • improper research practices
  • obstruction of academic activities of another student
  • aiding and abetting.

Watch this short video for some examples of typical academic misconduct.

Learn more about the penalties you might be facing if you are caught for any type of academic misconduct and the strategies you can adopt to maintain academic integrity:

Visit the Academic Integrity Matters website »

You will meet Sloan Sloth, a stressed-out student who is just trying to do his best, a group of critters who are less ethical in their approach to academic work, and the resources available to you at UFV. You will also see how UFV's Student Academic Misconduct Policy (#70) relates to each of the unethical critters' behaviours, and you will be able to take a quiz to check your understanding of academic integrity.

Additional resources you'll find useful

What is the difference between plagiarism and citation? [PDF]
Use this guide in combination with our Citation/Documentation Style guides and our Principles of Citation resource to learn how to use your academic source material with integrity.

Upcoming academic integrity workshops


Online workshops


If this is your first time attending an online ASC workshop:

  1. Log into myClass (Blackboard)
  2. Use the navigation menu to go to the Courses section
  3. In the search field, type ASC
  4. In the search results, under Course ID, hover over the title askASC and then click on the arrow that appears
  5. Click Enroll
  6. Click Submit
  7. Click OK. You have now successfully joined the ASC drop-in tutoring online space
  8. Scroll down on the page to view the workshops
  9. Click on the name of the workshop you would like to join

If you've already attended an online ASC workshop:

  1. Log into myClass (Blackboard)
  2. Use the navigation menu to go to the Courses section
  3. Click on the askASC course in your current courses list
  4. Scroll down on the page to view the workshops
  5. Click on the name of the workshop you would like to join

  • Access to the workshops is available 5 minutes prior to the start time — you do not need to register in advance.
  • You can participate with full audio and video, audio only, or through the text/chat function.

In-person workshops

  • In-person workshops take place on the Abbotsford campus.
  • Room: G113 (Building G — Peter Jones Learning Commons)

Academic Integrity — Succeed at UFV with honesty



  • Thurs., Feb. 23 3:00-3:30pm (online)
  • Tues., Mar. 14 1:00-1:30pm Cancelled
  • Tues., Mar. 21 12:00-12:30pm - Cancelled
  • Fri., Mar. 31 2:00-2:30pm
  • Wed., Apr. 5 10:00-10:30am
  • Thurs., Apr. 13 11:00-11:30am

Understand what Academic Integrity is and how to maintain it to avoid plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct or dishonesty. Learn about UFV policy 70.

Reshape your sources



  • Tues., Apr. 4 11:00-11:30am

Paraphrasing, quoting and summarizing: ways to include the works of others in your assignment.

Writing with sources



  • Thurs., Mar. 2 3:00-3:30pm

Learn and practice strategies for effectively summarizing and paraphrasing source material.

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