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.
NEW!!!! self-paced individual study about Academic Integrity Matters
Self-enroll in the ASC's Blackboard course askASC first:
- Log into myClass (Blackboard)
- Use the navigation menu to go to the Courses section
- Click on the Course Catalog icon at the top right corner of your screen
- In the search field, type ASC
- In the search results, under Course ID, hover over the title askASC and then click on the arrow that appears
- Click Enroll
- Click Submit
Then choose "Academic Integrity Matters--Self-study Course" from the navigation on the left-hand side.
What are the different types of misconduct?
UFV's Student Academic Misconduct Policy (#70) list the different types of misconducts:
- 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.