Integrity Matters

Academic integrity is a collective pursuit at USask

The University of Saskatchewan community values integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior, as noted in the statement of our mission, vision, and values.

Our Learning Charter identifies integrity and respect as one of our learning pursuits, including: 

Exercising intellectual integrity and ethical behavior with kitimakeyichikewin (from the Cree language) and kitimakaymitoohk (from the Michif language) – meaning kindness by self to others.

Academic integrity is a shared value in higher education around the world. The International Centre for Academic Integrity defines academic integrity as a commitment to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage.

 

A culture of academic integrity requires shared effort.

Students exert effort as they:

  • develop the skills and practices for academic integrity that meet the standards in their university education; help avoid unintentional academic misconduct, and
  • develop the commitment for ethical behaviour that stays with them into their future roles.

Faculty (and instructors in a variety of roles) exert effort to:

  • explain the expectations and teach students the skills needed to meet the expectations, and
  • show their commitment to ethical behaviour when they follow up on incidents of suspected academic misconduct.
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