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Academic Integrity

The International Center of Academic Integrity (ICAI) defines academic integrity as:

"a commperson using a laptop sitting on a stack of booksitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values:

  • Honesty: be truthful, give credit, and provide facts
  • Trust: provide transparency, trust others, and give credence
  • Fairness: apply rules consistently, engage with others equitably, and take responsibility for our own actions
  • Respect: receive feedback willingly, accept others’ thoughts, and recognize the impacts of our own words and actions on others
  • Responsibility: follow institutional rules and conduct codes, engage in difficult conversations, and model good behavior
  • Courage: take a stand to address wrongdoing, be undaunted in defending integrity, and endure discomfort for something you believe in 

From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action."

As Turnitin mentions on its website, academic integrity is everyone's responsibility.

"Academic integrity goes beyond avoiding cheating or plagiarizing. Academic integrity is also about maintaining excellent academic standards in teaching and curriculum and fostering impeccable research processes. Academic integrity requires full institutional and instructor effort as well as the vigilance of individuals in the learning process. Not only should students not cheat, but educators offer accurate assessments, and institutions support honest research practices and when applicable, fair discipline."

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