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.

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 "[t]he effectiveness of cheating prevention mechanisms can be increased by clarifying upfront what is and isn’t cheating" and so provides "a collection of activities faculty can use to ensure that students understand the behaviors that constitute cheating."

1. "Behavior Lists" (a sample 14-item list is included in the article)

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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