Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the cornerstone of research, teaching, and learning. Members of the University of Waterloo community are expected to personally demonstrate academic integrity in their work. We are here to help you do so.

Policies and guidelines

What happens when an academic offence is suspected

Step 1: Instructor informs the Associate Dean (AD) Undergrad Students/Academic Integrity Coordinator

(student, course, assignment type and weight)

The AD Undergrad students and Academic Integrity Coordinator:

  • Confirm that this is an Arts student
  • Check to see if this is a first offence
  • Enter the case in tracking spreadsheet
  • Place a UR (“Under Review”) on the student’s record
  • Open a report in the Campus Incident System

Step 2: AD/Instructor/other ADs determine who will handle the issue

  • If first offence, AD and instructor can agree to “informal” resolution by instructor
  • If non-Arts student, might be handled by other AD
  • If subsequent offence, handled by AD
  • If instructor wishes, handled by AD