Diversionary Process

Helping to resolve misconduct cases.

A diversionary process has been introduced into the academic misconduct regulation. This includes the introduction of integrity plans – a set of agreed upon outcomes and a plan of action between student and Faculty – used to divert certain cases from the disciplinary process (PACSD) and expand on developmental and educative outcomes.

The diversionary process aims to create a streamlined approach to academic misconduct cases, while also enriching the educative response.

Further information is available about the implementation of the diversionary process at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan.

Key features


It’s timely

By avoiding a formal hearing, the process is streamlined.

It’s collaborative

Students and faculties work together to achieve a meaningful outcome.

It’s educative

The process gives students an opportunity to learn from their mistakes.


Integrity plan

A set of agreed upon outcomes and a plan of action between student and Faculty used to divert cases from the disciplinary process (PACSD) and expand on developmental and educative outcomes.

Academic Integrity Matters

Educative resources focusing on the core academic integrity concepts and skills run on both campuses.


Academic Integrity at UBC Vancouver

At UBC Vancouver, academic integrity is supported centrally through the Academic Integrity Hub in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic. The Academic Integrity Hub is a third-party and neutral space that will support students through the diversionary process and the facilitation of integrity plans. It provides the opportunity to strengthen academic integrity education both in response to academic misconduct and proactively.

Academic Integrity at UBC Okanagan

At UBC Okanagan, academic integrity is supported centrally by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Student Learning Hub, and the Centre for Teaching and Learning. These units work collaboratively to facilitate an educative approach to academic integrity, support faculty and students in navigating academic misconduct policy and procedures, and engage with academic integrity issues across the campus.

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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