Undergraduate academic integrity module

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The purpose of this module is to support the undergraduate students of 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.

If you have any questions or comments about the module, or would like to re-use the module content, please contact academic.integrity@uwaterloo.ca