Academic Integrity

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.

Plagiarism as Educational Opportunity

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A. "Why Plagiarism Doesn't Bother Me At All: A Research-Based Overview of Plagiarism as Educational Opportunity" (online article) assumes the reader will react to the basic premise "with shock. After all, teachers—especially writing teachers—aren’t supposed to encourage plagiarism." The article also recognizes that "This new perspective on plagiarism requires a new mindset about plagiarism."

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.

Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers

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"Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers" (web page) assumes that the “availability of textual material in electronic format has made plagiarism easier than ever" (note: the web page seems "messy," but the content is solid). 

  • "Copying and pasting of paragraphs or even entire essays now can be performed with just a few mouse clicks.” 
  • In response, it offers a series of suggestions to “encourage students to value the assignment and to do their own work."
  • These suggestions are presented and explained under the following headings:

1. Strategies of Awareness