The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) has developed an online, mandatory academic integrity module for incoming graduate students. This short module is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and resources to abide by academic principles during your graduate career and to help combat scholastic offenses.
It will cover the basics of academic integrity and academic dishonesty, detail specific scholastic offences, and explain the ways that Western University detects and deals with offences. It will also present case studies for you to consider. When you are finished with the module, you will be required to complete a 10-question quiz designed to evaluate your knowledge of academic integrity.
Effective January 2013, all new graduate students are required to complete this module in order to progress to the following term. You have an unlimited number of opportunities to pass the module, and no penalties or records exist due to failed attempts. Eligible students can access the module in the Graduate Student Web Services Portal. Instructions regarding access and how to complete the quiz will be emailed to you the first week of your first term.
At Western University, we support innovative scholarship, quality teaching, and respect for ourselves, our work, and the work of our colleagues. Academic integrity reflects and supports these principles and values, and is a cornerstone of scholarly work. As such, it should continuously ground and inform our learning, research, writing, publishing, and teaching. Finally, this course will also provide you with some additional resources that you may find useful should you have questions or concerns about academic integrity and how to ensure that you are meeting the standards of Western University. For more information, please visit Graduate Regulations – Section 4.