Graduate academic integrity module

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The purpose of this module is to support the graduate students at the University of Waterloo in their efforts to uphold academic integrity. What is academic integrity?  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). Integrity is a core value closely linked with virtue, honesty, and honour. A person of integrity strives to always find and make the "right" decision.

The University of Waterloo has six values of integrity, adopted from the International Center for Academic Integrity:

  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Courage

The module provides example situations illustrating each of the above values and how they apply to your academic career at the University of Waterloo.  There are ‘check your understanding’ questions throughout the module, as well as a final quiz at the end.

This module is available through Waterloo LEARN and will become visible to new graduate students on their first day of classes.  Students must complete the Graduate AIM within the first 8 weeks of the term and achieve a mark of at least 75% on the quiz at the end of the module.  

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