(Langara, Academic Integrity, ARR)
"Academic research leads us to the insight that comes from gaining perspectives and understandings from other people through what we read, watch, and hear. In academic work, we must tell our readers who and what led us to our conclusions" (Teaching & Learning, University Libraries, 2018).
This learning module examines academic integrity as a commitment to responsibly honoring and trusting the ideas of others in a fair and respectable manner.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Academic integrity is a mindset. Realistically, it is a commitment to advancing the scholarship, discourse, and knowledge of your academic community. As a student, you are primed with the opportunity to model the six fundamental values of academic integrity: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage (ICAI, 2021).
Learn more about academic integrity at your school, [insert a link to institutional honor code or academic integrity/dishonesty policy].
Why does this matter?
Watch this video, created by Future Learn at The University of Auckland to hear student perspectives about the fundamental values of academic integrity.
(Future Learn, 2015, CC-BY-NC-SA)
The work you produce reflects your academic integrity. As a scholar, it is your responsibility to model three "simple but powerful principles" (Lipson, 2004, p. 3).
In simple terms, listen to and follow the rules/expectations of your professors for every reading, paper, project, quiz, lab, and other academic work. If you don't know what their expectations are, ask, and follow the three principles listed above.
This chart describes strategies for maintaining your academic integrity in various learning scenarios.
The content for this module was drawn from the following sources:
Future Learn. (2015, Feb 2). What is academic integrity? The University of Auckland: New Zealand. [YouTube video]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aCRYFzhlBY
International Center for Academic Integrity [ICAI]. (2021). Fundamental values of academic integrity (pp. 4-10). CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 International license. https://www.academicintegrity.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20019_ICAI-Fundamental-Values_R12.pdf
Lipson, C. (2004). Doing honest work in college. The University of Chicago Press. pp. 6-11; 15-29.
Luther College. (2021). How to avoid academic dishonesty. Academic Integrity. https://www.luther.edu/academic-integrity/academicdishonesty/
Teaching & Learning, University Libraries. (2018). Ethical use and citing sources. Choosing & using sources: A guide to academic research. The Ohio State University. https://ohiostate.pressbooks.pub/choosingsources/
University of Wollongong. (2021). Why is academic integrity so important? Academic & research integrity. https://www.uow.edu.au/about/governance/academic-integrity/teachers/importance/
Either in the textbox in the LMS or in a Word document, answer the following questions for each of the scenarios below.
Scenario #1 - Your professor encourages group work but requires that all assignments be written individually. You work together with another student, and you write down your ideas as you both work, contributing equally. As required, you write up your reports separately, using your notes from your work session together.
Scenario #2 - You loan your finished work to a friend as an idea of how to complete the assignment. Without your knowledge, your friend copies a few of the answers and hands in the assignment. Your professor notices the similarities and reports both of you for cheating.
Scenario #3 - You incorporate a few images and a video from two websites into a class presentation. Additionally, you use data from your course textbook. Within your PowerPoint, you cite each image, video, and textbook data when you use it on each slide the information appears on.
See the Google doc here for quiz questions and answers. Please note, this document is stored on the PALNI team drive and is only accessible to those who work in a PALNI school.