Integrity is "the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change." (Source: "integrity" Cambridge Dictionaries Online, 28 June, 2011). The University of Waterloo’s six values of academic integrity include honesty, trust, fairness, respect, courage and responsibility. These fundamental values guide your authentic participation in research, teaching and learning at the University of Waterloo.
View examples demonstrating how students exhibit the six core values.
The Office of Academic Integrity serves to communicate the importance of academic integrity, and strives to ensure that all members of the Waterloo community have access to the information and resources necessary to make integrity-aligned decisions. Visit the Office of Academic Integrity webpage to find many useful resources like tutorials, policy information, FAQs, and tip sheets, for example:
- Integrity for instructors and TAs (e.g., academic advice and tutoring, group work, academic misconduct, etc.)
- Integrity for staff (e.g., “Integrity Matters” staff workshop)
- Integrity for students (e.g., referencing and research skills, stress and time management, Turnitin and iThenticate, etc.)
- Undergraduate academic integrity module
- An interactive module demonstrating how undergraduate students can meet the six values of integrity, with a final quiz at the end of the module.
- Graduate academic integrity module (also known as Graduate AIM)
- An online course that all graduate students are required to take through Waterloo LEARN. This course becomes visible in LEARN on the first day of classes each term.
- Academic integrity modules for students in STEM (e.g., obtaining help and using aids, collaboration and sharing materials, citing your sources, etc.)