Academic Integrity Office
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 (ICAI, The fundamental values of academic integrity (2nd ed.), 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.
These expectations are outlined in Sheridan's Academic Integrity Policy.
What does the Academic Integrity Office do?
The Academic Integrity Office is responsible for:
- Educating faculty on the Academic Integrity Policy and Academic Integrity Procedure, particularly regarding sanctions.
- Facilitating discussions between a faculty member and student during suspected breaches when requested by the faculty member.
- Tracking incidents of academic integrity breaches and uses this information to inform decision-making.
- Supporting peer education on academic integrity-related matters through our Student Academic Integrity Ambassadors.
- Working with Library and Learning Services to develop academic integrity workshops and learning tools.
- Working with the Centre for Teaching and Learning to integrate academic integrity principles into the curriculum and in the classroom.
- Organizing campaigns designed to promote learning about academic integrity and ethical standards of behaviour.
Why is academic integrity important?
Academic integrity is fundamental to Sheridan's reputation. When awarded a degree, diploma or certificate by Sheridan, it represents all of the hard work, dedication, commitment and integrity students have put into their work. Furthermore, completing work with integrity ensures that students are well-prepared for success in their careers and ready to be ethical and contributing members of society.