Academic Integrity


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. 

The Academic Integrity Module for Incoming Graduate Students

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.

Who Must Complete the Academic Integrity Module?

All new graduate students are required to complete this module in order to progress to the following term. 

How Can Students Access the Module?

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.

What are the Requirements of the Module?

The module covers the basics of academic integrity and academic dishonesty, detail specific scholastic offences, and explain the ways that Western University detects and deals with offences.

All participants are required to interact with and complete three learning exercises within the module:

  • Review and acknowledge a reading list with content supporting the module
  • Successfully complete a 10-question quiz designed to evaluate your knowledge of academic integrity
  • Interact with a series of case studies designed to support the content and apply your understanding of the module

You have an unlimited number of opportunities to pass the module, and no penalties or records exist due to failed attempts.