KPU’s Student Academic Integrity Policy, Policy ST2, outlines your rights and responsibilities in terms of academic integrity. Please familiarize yourself with this policy by clicking here to open the pdf or click the following tab to read the contents (the relevant sections are highlighted in red in the tab version below):
Your responsibilities as per Policy ST2:
- Students have a responsibility to meet the highest standards of Academic Integrity
- Students must not commit Integrity Violations
What is meant by Integrity Violation?
It means “engaging in, attempting to engage in, or assisting others to engage or attempt to engage in conduct that violates the standard of academic integrity”. Violations include:
- Cheating and/or plagiarism
- Forgery or falsification of documents
- Assisting another student in committing an integrity violation
- Infringement of copyright
- A note on copyright: in Canada a work in fixed form is automatically copyrighted, which means owned by the person who created it. It does not matter whether or not the work has a copyright symbol. This means that you can only reproduce works (such as using an image in your paper) that explicitly state that they are free to use or if you have received permission from the owner to use it.
Please familiarize yourself with the details of each violation in the Procedures for Dealing with Academic Integrity document. Click here to open the pdf or click the following tab to read the contents (the relevant sections are highlighted in red in the tab version below):
Test Your Understanding
Now complete the following quiz to check your understanding.
Have a look at the following scenarios and check the correct answer(s) to each. There may be more than one correct answer. You may need to scroll down to see the whole page. Please go through all 7 slides.