Academic Integrity at UFV


The Academic Integrity at UFV is to assist faculty in understanding the values that underpin academic integrity as they work with students in a learning environment. These values provide the foundation for prevention, intervention, cross-cultural competency and fair processes. The greatest success marker of a University experience for students is their interaction with faculty. Approaching academic integrity within a value foundation, allows faculty to work with students as full partners in their learning. 

The International Center for Academic Integrity defines academic integrity as:

a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibilityand courage. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals to action.

These five values guide faculty as they work on actionable items to address the complex and often difficult nature of the misconduct. Many contributing factors may play a role in students’ reliance on methods that call into question their academic integrity. Understanding these factors is important for faculty as they apply UFV policy guidelines. 

UFV is committed to maintaining and promoting instructional excellence and learning. Amongst the cornerstones of this commitment are academic honesty, and a mutual respect for all members of the university community.  UVF Academic Misconduct Policy.

The Academic Success Centre (ASC) supports students in understanding and maintaining academic integrity and has implemented a new awareness program, the Academic Integrity Matters Project.  Also visit the ASC website for additional resources.   

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