Academic Integrity Modules for Students in STEM

University of Waterloo led an eCampus Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS) project in collaboration with University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, University of Toronto (St. George), McMaster University, University of Guelph, and the University of Windsor. 

The internal project team, co-led by Amanda McKenzie (Office of Academic Integrity) and Dr. Kari Weaver (Library), leveraged subject expertise and input from a wide variety of external collaborators. The core development team of Weaver, McKenzie, as well as Erin Nearing (Office of Academic Integrity) and Maria Barichello (Student Success Office) created the content, and the Library’s instructional design team designed the modules. Special thanks go to Mike Chee, open education librarian, who kicked-off the project by applying to eCampus Ontario for support. 

The team created six online modules about “Academic Integrity for Undergraduate STEM students”, available in both English and French. The aim of these modules is to better prepare students in STEM to tackle academic challenges. These modules seek to fill that gap by providing real-world examples specific to all four STEM disciplines (science, computer science, engineering and math) so all undergraduate students can progress through their studies with a standardized base of knowledge and clear understanding of how these topics relate to circumstances unique to STEM fields.  

These modules are openly accessible to anyone.

These modules fall under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and can readily be adapted and shared with attribution. The unbranded and French versions are available on the eCampus website. 

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