Academic Integrity at UBC Okanagan

Supporting students and Faculties in the process.

This page provides information intended to support students and faculty in navigating the diversionary process and developing an Integrity Plan at UBC Okanagan.

UBC Okanagan values a fair and unbiased academic integrity process and supports an educative approach in collaboration with faculty members and the Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) program.



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Diversionary Process

The diversionary process is an option available when the student admits to having committed academic misconduct and it is the student’s first offence. A first offence means there is no previous academic misconduct record. Both Faculty and student need to agree to engage in the diversionary process.

If the Dean’s Office determines this option is appropriate, the Dean or designate can propose the diversionary process to the student. This includes developing an Integrity Plan to respond to the academic misconduct with outcomes agreed upon by student and Faculty. The student has the right to not sign the plan if they have concerns or if they disagree. Other options are available to the Dean’s Office such as a written warning or a referral to PACSD. Please refer to UBC Okanagan’s academic calendar for information on the regulation.

Integrity Plan

An Integrity Plan sets out agreed upon outcomes and a plan of action between student and Faculty used to divert cases from the disciplinary process, President’s Advisory Committee on Student Discipline (PACSD), and expand on developmental and educative outcomes. Further information on the use of Integrity Plans is available in the UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar. A sample template for an Integrity Plan is available for reference.

Academic Integrity Matters Program

At UBC Okanagan, referral to the Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) program is an option under the diversionary process as part of an Integrity Plan. To support students in learning best practices for academic integrity, the AIM program, operating out of the Student Learning Hub, offers an educational intervention before disciplinary processes are instigated for academic integrity breaches.

AIM provides individually-tailored support, including one-on-one meetings with opportunities to clarify expectations for academic integrity, develop skills for avoiding academic misconduct, practice correct citations and source integration, and understand the steps that are needed for responsible academic conduct.

Faculty Support

At UBC Okanagan, academic integrity initiatives are supported collaboratively through the Academic Integrity Implementation Group, consisting of members from the Centre for Teaching and Learning, UBC Okanagan Library, Academic Integrity Matters Program, the Faculty Advisor on Academic Integrity, and the Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic.  

For assistance with resources and strategies to address academic misconduct through curriculum, course, and assessment design, please visit the Centre for Teaching and Learning website for information or contact the CTL Helpdesk to schedule a consultation.

For information on UBC Okanagan’s approach to academic integrity, advisory groups, implementation, and key contacts, please visit the UBC Okanagan Office of the Provost’s academic integrity webpage.

For accessing student support for academic integrity education or for referrals related to the academic misconduct process, see the Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) Program.

For support with the academic misconduct process, please see the Academic Misconduct Regulation resources and the Office of the Ombudsperson for Students toolkits.

This is an educative website intended to support understanding of the topics and associated processes and does not constitute legal advice nor impose legal obligations on the University. The content of this site may be updated. The Academic Calendar is the official governing document, and where there is any inconsistency or contradiction between this educative website and the Academic Calendar provisions governing academic integrity and academic misconduct, the Academic Calendar governs.

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