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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

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Promoting academic integrity 

It is important to talk to your students about academic integrity. The Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters protects academic integrity at the University. When discussing academic integrity in your classes, you may choose to discuss examples of offences that are sanctioned under the Code, including: 

  • Plagiarism: Using the words or ideas of another person without citing the source
  • Unauthorized Aids: Using unauthorized aids, which could be considered cheating on tests and exams
  • Unauthorized Assistance: Having someone else do the work for you
  • Forgery or falsification: Making a false statement, presenting a false document or signing someone else’s name on a document required by the University.
  • Personation: Having someone else write an exam for you or writing an exam for someone else
  • Concocting: Using false data or providing false references
  • Self- Plagiarism: Submitting work for credit in a course when you have submitted it in another course

Academic integrity resources

The Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters

Research Misconduct Framework

Margaret Proctor’s “How not to plagiarize” (for students)

Deterring Plagiarism (for faculty)

Checklist for Code Cases

SGS Academic Integrity Resources

UofT Research Ethics

Need Further Information or Advice? Contact your Department Chair or Program Coordinator.