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Academic Integrity

Use the following guide to learn more about academic integrity

What is Academic Integrity?

A strong knowledge of academic integrity is important for your success at university.     Use this site to learn more  about academic integrity and related skills.     Questions?    Ask your instructor, TA, or visit UTSC Campus Resources.


What is Academic Integrity?

Academic Integrity is the attitude and behaviour you bring to your university studies that demonstrate “honest scholarship” (Zoll, 1996, p.7) -- your commitment to earning your degree by your own honest effort. Examples of Academic Integrity include: 

  • Submitting your own work in exams, tests and assignments 
  • Giving credit to others, whose words or ideas you have used as the basis of your own work, by citing them 
  • Using only UTSC-approved student support services – you are already paying for them!

Zoll, M.J. (1996). A matter of honor: Do students understand and uphold the honor code? (Doctoral dissertation, University of LaVerne, 1996) Dissertation Abstracts International. 58(2), 0401A. (UMI No. 9720835).