Academic Integrity Week

Celebrate Academic Integrity at UBC, 2022!

Join us for our second annual Academic Integrity Week, October 17-21, as we work to promote academic integrity at UBC and beyond.

Academic Integrity Week will feature a range of events such as workshops, presentations, and an AMS information booth aimed at sparking conversation and raising awareness of the importance of academic integrity. Academic Integrity Week coincides with the annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating on October 19 organized by the International Center for Academic Integrity.

Take Five for Academic Integrity

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This year we will be running an in-class awareness campaign – Take Five for Academic Integrity – which provides materials for instructors to use for a five minute awareness presentation. Instructors are invited to take a few minutes to check in on these concepts with their students and how they are applied in their course.

The Take Five for Integrity slides and resources are below. If you are interested in having us run the presentation in your class, please let us know.

Academic Integrity Week Schedule

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Friday October 14

BC Academic Integrity Day

Organized by the BC Academic Integrity Network

Click here for the day’s schedule.

Keynote Lecture
Indigenous Academic Integrity: Paradigms into Practice
Keeta Gladue (Ethics and Process Specialist, Indigenous Research Support Team and Member of Indigenous Academic Integrity Project, University of Calgary)

Alternative Approaches to Academic Integrity Responses
Including UBC panelist Dr. Jaclyn Stewart

In person, Langara College, Vancouver, 9am – 3pm – Register here

Tuesday, October 18

UBC Vancouver

Writing with Integrity: Fundamentals for Emerging Scholars

Designed for undergraduate students, but open to all.

How do I avoid plagiarizing? “Paraphrase,” “cite everything,” “stick to the style guide”… These answers, and perhaps the question itself, neglect the fact that academic writing involves a complicated process of text integration, rather than mechanically following the rules to avoid being accused of plagiarizing. Despite the widespread interest surrounding academic integrity, what constitutes academic integrity remains unclear to emerging scholars new to academic writing. Drawing on the most recent pedagogical research, this workshop will cover some fundamentals of academic integrity in the writing context.

Dr. Xuan Zhang, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
10:30am – noon
In person in IKBLC, Dodson Room (Level 3) and online via Zoom
Register here

UBC Okanagan

Paraphrasing and Avoiding Self-Plagiarism

Undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows from all disciplines are welcome.

In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of academic integrity in research, effective techniques for paraphrasing other authors, and how to avoid self-plagiarism in grad school and beyond. Please bring your questions about academic and scholarly integrity to this interactive workshop. Examples in this workshop will focus on writing for research-related purposes

Maya Pilin and Sunil Suresh, Centre for Scholarly Communication
10:00 – 11:00am
In person in LIB 111
Register here

Wednesday, October 19

International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating 

Organized by the International Center for Academic Integrity, who provide a description of the awareness day, related news reports about professional and social impacts of academic integrity problems, as well as teaching resources for the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating.  

UBC Vancouver

AMS Booth: Academic Integrity Awareness

Come get free goodies and chat with us about Academic Integrity support and resources you can access from the AMS as a UBC student.

Office of Academic and University Affairs
11:00am – 3:00pm
Booth #20 in the NEST

Writing with Integrity: Citing Like an Insider

Designed for graduate or experienced undergraduate students, but open to all.

In this workshop, we focus on the interrelations between writers (academic and professional), their source materials (cited works), and their readers (intended audience). This pedagogical approach to writing with integrity positions workshop participants as emerging scholars grappling with the intertextual structure (why and how one text relates to others) of academic and professional writing—writing that positions emerging scholars as part of a dynamic, research community with something to say. This means we move beyond the mechanics and ethics of citation to consider some generative questions about the functions of citations in scholarly and professional writing.

Dr. Patty Kelly, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
10:00am – noon
IKBLC, Dodson Room (Level 3) and online via Zoom
Register here

UBC Okanagan

Thanks for the Integri-tea!

Let’s celebrate the commitment UBCO students like you show as part of the collective effort of upholding academic integrity.

Come by the table outside the West Entrance to the Library (beside the Commons) to receive a thank-you, have a chat, and enter to win prizes — then head up to the Student Learning Hub (LIB237) to grab a hot drink (while supplies last)!

Organized by the Academic Integrity Matters Program, Student Learning Hub, and UBCO Library
11:00am – 1:00pm
In Person, Outside West Entrance to Library & in the Student Learning Hub (LIB237) while supplies last!

Thursday, October 20

UBC Vancouver

Teaching with Integrity: methods and strategies for fostering academic integrity in your classroom or laboratory

Designed for graduate students (Offered by Graduate Pathways to Success, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies)

This two-hour interactive workshop will introduce graduate students to current concepts in academic integrity. Beginning with case studies, we will examine misconceptions (both TAs/instructors’ and students’) about who commits academic misconduct, how, and why. We will introduce a framework for preventing academic misconduct that focuses on helping students understand the importance of acting with integrity and designing curriculum elements that encourage learners to do so. Participants will then put these methods and strategies into practice by designing materials they can use in their own teaching contexts.

Dr. Laurie McNeill and Dr. Jessica Kalra
9:00 – 11:00am
Online via Zoom

Session to be rescheduled.

Friday, October 21

UBC Okanagan

Connecting on Academic Integrity at UBC Okanagan

Discuss issues of academic integrity across teaching and learning.

This panel will present information about UBC Okanagan’s recently revised discipline for academic misconduct regulation and centralized supports and resources for addressing academic misconduct through an educative approach. This will be followed by a panel discussion on discipline-specific issues related to academic integrity and fundamentals for emerging scholars. Faculty, Teaching Assistants and students are encouraged to attend and participate in this conversation.  

Facilitated by Dr. Anita Chaudhuri and organized by the Academic Integrity Advisory Group & Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic

Session to be rescheduled.

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