Academic Integrity Task Force

In 2020-2021, the University of Saskatchewan:

  • held an academic integrity conference with leaders on campus, 
  • completed summary of relevant literature and practice,
  • heard from Canadian experts on academic integrity, and
  • updated its academic misconduct regulations.

As a result of this work, the Teaching, Learning, and Academic Resources Committee of Council (TLARC) assessment working group recommended a task force be created to further work on academic integrity during 2021-22. 

 

Starting the fall of 2021, the task force will: 

  1. Endorse and share a statement what a culture of academic integrity at USask should be like, including principles and/or values.
  2. Consult on and develop a common, coordinated action strategy for stakeholders including colleges, students, the governance office, The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (GMCTL) and the University Library, with special emphasis on a central role for faculty. 
  3. Generate ideas for essential digital resources shared via a central website.
  4. Provide a template for use by academic leaders and/or faculty as they plan for integration of academic integrity instruction and norm setting across courses in a program. 
  5. Provide direction and feedback for an ongoing communications strategy for faculty and students regarding preventing academic misconduct. 
  6. Identify institutional systems and policies that may be a barrier to, or enable progress toward, the culture of academic integrity, sharing findings to relevant stakeholders with suggestions for change.