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.
Please note that this page is under development and will be updated with additional resources, templates and information as they become available.
Fostering awareness of academic
integrity across UBC.
Working to educate the UBC community about academic integrity regulations.
Supporting UBC students suspected of
The diversionary process is an option available when the student admits to having committed academic misconduct, the misconduct is not egregious, 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.
Academic Integrity Plan
An Academic 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 about the best practices for academic integrity, the AIM program, operating out of the Student Learning Hub, offers an intervention before disciplinary processes are instigated for academic integrity breaches.
AIM provides individually tailored support, including one-on-one appointments with opportunities to clarify expectations for academic integrity, develop skills for avoiding academic misconduct/dishonesty, practice correct citations and source integration, and understand the steps that are needed for responsible academic conduct.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning supports faculty with resources and strategies to address academic misconduct through curriculum, course and assessment design. Please visit the Centre for Teaching and Learning for information or contact the CTL Helpdesk to schedule a consultation.
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.