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Academic Integrity*


Academic integrity is fundamental to learning and scholarship at the University of Toronto. Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in this academic community ensures that the U of T degree that you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement, and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

Familiarize yourself with the University of Toronto’s Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters (http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies/behaveac.htm). It is the rule book for academic behaviour at the U of T, and you are expected to know the rules. Potential offences include, but are not limited to:

In papers and assignments:

  • Using someone else’s ideas or words without appropriate acknowledgement.
  • Copying material word-for-word from a source (including lecture and study group notes) and not placing the words within quotation marks.
  • Submitting your own work in more than one course without the permission of the instructor.
  • Making up sources or facts.
  • Including references to sources that you did not use.
  • Obtaining or providing unauthorized assistance on any assignment including
      • working in groups on assignments that are supposed to be individual work,
      • having someone rewrite or add material to your work while “editing”.
  • Lending your work to a classmate who submits it as his/her own without your permission.

On tests and exams:

  • Using or possessing any unauthorized aid, including a cell phone.
  • Looking at someone else’s answers
  • Letting someone else look at your answers.
  • Misrepresenting your identity.
  • Submitting an altered test for re-grading.

Misrepresentation:

  • Falsifying or altering any documentation required by the University, including doctor’s notes.
  • Falsifying institutional documents or grades.

To remind you of these expectations, and help you avoid accidental offences, I will ask you to include a signed Academic Integrity Checklist with every assignment. If you do not include the statement, your work will not be graded.

The University of Toronto treats cases of academic misconduct very seriously. All suspected cases of academic dishonesty will be investigated following the procedures outlined in the Code. The consequences for academic misconduct can be severe, including a failure in the course and a notation on your transcript. If you have any questions about what is or is not permitted in this course, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you have questions about appropriate research and citation methods, seek out additional information from me, or from other available campus resources like the U of T Writing Website.  If you are experiencing personal challenges that are having an impact on your academic work, please speak to me or seek the advice of your college registrar.

 

*Text provided by the Office of Student Academic Integrity, UofT Faculty of Arts & Science


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