Syllabus Links to Academic Misconduct Regulations: Necessary but not Sufficient

The syllabus describes the course, outlines the requirements, and sets the expectations.  Important expectations relate to academic integrity, and ensuring academic misconduct is avoided. Updated Template at USask The University’s syllabus template has recently updated some of the standard information related to academic integrity.  See page 6 of 8 of the templates, available here.   Students…

Using Case Studies to Teach about Academic Integrity

It is a common and effective practice to contexualize academic integrity for students using clear and relevant cases that bring home the relevance and applicability of these principles in and beyond the classroom. Cases from Current Events and/or Professional Practice Make the connections of the case to learning and assessment explicit, otherwise students may not…

Ready to Talk to Students About Suspected Academic Misconduct?

When you suspect academic misconduct in your course, it’s common to feel frustrated.  Some educators feel insulted or angry.  Some blame themselves.   Some people have a mix of all of this.   Regardless, if you suspect a student has engaged in academic misconduct it is important to talk to them about it. The points below are…