Curriculum and Quality

Academic Integrity and Misconduct

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity is mastery of the art of scholarship.

Scholarship involves researching, understanding, and building upon the work of others. It requires that credit is given where it is due and the contributions of others in our intellectual efforts are acknowledged appropriately.

Honesty must be exercised to effectively practice ethical scholarship and avoid the consequences of academic dishonesty.

The UTAS statement on plagiarism:

"Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else's thoughts, writings or inventions and representing them as your own; for example, using an author's words without putting them in quotation marks and citing the source, using an author's ideas without proper acknowledgement and citation, copying another student's work….“


This webpage provides information for students about academic and general misconduct, what these terms mean, what the University's procedures are, and how students can get help.

Ordinance 9 - Student Discipline sets out the processes used by the University to formally manage student misconduct.