Academic Integrity

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Welcome to the University of Regina Academic Integrity site. The purpose of this site is to provide information to both instructors and students about key issues related to upholding the University’s standards of Academic Integrity as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and Right to Appeal. The site has two parts: an instructor and student site.

The instructor site provides information for instructional staff on how to proactively deter instances of academic misconduct across University courses. It also provides information on specific issues such as plagiarism and contract cheating. An FAQ page is available to answer common questions. Some useful references are provided for those interested in further reading and additional resources.

The student site provides specific information regarding what constitutes academic misconduct. Specifically, there are a series of video tutorials providing details on various aspects of Academic Integrity. Students are also provided with information on their rights and responsibilities as it relates to allegations of academic misconduct. Additional information on how to avoid common issues such as plagiarism and contract cheating is provided. Resources that help students maintain academic integrity are also listed. The student site also has an FAQ page for easy reference.

Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity

The University of Regina is a member of the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI). According to the ICAI’s widely adopted definition, academic integrity is “a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. From these values flow principles of behaviour that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action.” (https://academicintegrity.org/resources/fundamental-values)