Why is Academic Integrity Important?
Academic integrity is based on principles of fairness and reliability. Committing yourself to academic integrity and practicing it is aided by understanding the reasons for these conventions.
Each time you are given a new assignment, it is important to recognize which academic integrity conventions apply to the assignment. When the rules aren’t clearly stated, you should seek clarification from the instructor on these issues.
Click the sections below to review the importance of academic integrity in different contexts and of your role within these.
As a Student
For Academic Communities
Beyond the University