Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity: First Resources

Adapted from the former IDC

Academic Integrity

Lakehead University takes a serious view of offenses against academic honesty such as plagiarism, cheating, and impersonation. Academic dishonesty definitions, examples, and disciplinary procedures are outlined in the university regulations and policies below.

Academic Integrity

A listing of seven aspects of academic integrity: honesty, accuracy, fairness, collegiality, transparency, humanity, duty

Lakehead University takes a serious view of offenses against academic honesty such as plagiarism, cheating, and impersonation. Academic dishonesty definitions, examples, and disciplinary procedures are outlined in the university regulations and policies below.

Is It Cheating? 20 Scenarios

Decorative: "Cheating" with two kids whispering to each other

 

"Scenarios: Is It Cheating?" (article) presents a "collection of cheating scenarios ... adapted from a variety used in research on academic integrity" as well as a variety of ways the scenarios can be used in class.

  • Each identifies "specific behaviors and the context in which they occur" as well as "the involvement of enablers, those who make the cheating possible or increase the likelihood of success."
  • Each use and each scenario are also discussed more fully in the article.

A. Uses of Scenarios

Activities to Promote Awareness of Cheating Behaviours

Decorative: A student using crib notes on a smart phone during a test

 

"Activities that Promote Awareness of What Is and Isn’t Cheating" (online article) argues that "provides "a collection of activities faculty can use to ensure that students understand the behaviors that constitute cheating."

1. "Behavior Lists" (a 14-item list)

"[N]ot included ... are behaviors ... consistently recognize[d] as cheating such as copying answers during an exam, getting answers off an electronic device during an exam, claiming the material of others as your own, buying or borrowing a term paper."

High-Tech Cheating

Two smart phones in front of a key board, notes, text, and pencil; on the first smart phone is the word "Technology"; on the second smart phone are the words "is making cheating easier"

 

"How Students Cheat in a High-Tech World" (2016; pdf) examines several of the "elaborate schemes ... increasingly complex and multinational – and sometimes quite expensive" that some students use to cheat and "prepares educators for new challenges in stemming a tide of deception that could undermine the value of college degrees."

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