Academic Integrity

We provide faculty, staff and students with education, resources and support to foster the understanding and practice of academic integrity at Sheridan.

What is Academic Integrity?

The International Centre for Academic Integrity (ICAI) defines academic integrity as a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values:

  • honesty
  • trust
  • fairness
  • respect
  • responsibility
  • courage (ICAI, 2014)

Sheridan is strongly committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity and expects that all of its members maintain the highest standards of academic integrity throughout all areas of academic life, including teaching and learning, research, writing and all other scholarly work. Read more

Prior to submitting work to your professor, make sure that you’ve done all you can to ensure that your work is plagiarism-free. Refer to this checklist.

About the Academic Integrity Office

The Academic Integrity Office provides education, resources and support to foster the understanding and practice of academic integrity at Sheridan. If you have any questions about academic integrity, or are looking for more information and resources, please visit us in the Learning Commons at:

Trafalgar – C151a
HMC – A211
Davis – J214i

Academic Integrity Tutorial

A new online academic integrity tutorial for students will be available for Fall 2017. Through this tutorial, students will become better informed about Sheridan’s expectations on academic integrity and will learn how to avoid academic integrity breaches.

If you are faculty or staff, would you be interested in providing feedback on this upcoming tutorial? We need your help. Please email if you can provide your input or if you would like to learn more.

Join Us

Student Academic Integrity Ambassadors

Our Student Academic Integrity Ambassadors are integral to our success. These ambassadors are Sheridan students who actively encourage academic integrity among their peers through organizing fun activities, developing promotional material and representing the Academic Integrity Office at student events. 

If you'e interested in becoming a Student Academic Integrity Ambassador, please see the job ad.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Workshops for Faculty

We offer specialized academic integrity workshops for faculty members that include an overview of the research on cheating within post-secondary intuitions as well as course design and teaching strategies designed to reduce cheating and increase learning.

The workshops also present a forum for faculty members to connect on the topic of academic integrity. Through a guided discussion, faculty members have the opportunity to examine and discuss their current practices and identify ways to better promote academic integrity within their classrooms.

If you would like to request a workshop, please contact:

AI Event

On May 5, 2017 Sheridan had the honour of hosting the Academic Integrity Council of Ontario’s (AICO) annual event at our HMC campus.

This event brought together academic integrity practitioners from colleges and universities across the province.


Contest Winner: "What is Originality?"

Last fall, the AI Office held a contest for all students as a part of Library Awareness Week. This contest asked students to create an artifact that best reflected their response to the question: What is originality?

The winning entry was submitted by Elizabeth Parkes, a student in Sheridan’s Bachelor of Animation program.


Do you have a question about academic integrity at Sheridan?

Do you have feedback or suggestions for us?

Please get in touch!


Danielle Palombi
Manager, Centre of Student Academic Excellence
Library and Learning Services
T: (905) 845-9430 x5476

Angela Clark
Academic Integrity Facilitator, Centre of Student Academic Excellence
Library and Learning Services
T: (905) 845-9430 x8086 OR