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Academic Integrity requires “courage and commitment, even in the face of adversity, to the five fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility” (ICAI, 2013).

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The School of Health Sciences Academic Integrity Council would like to congratulate all of the 1st year School of Health Sciences students who participated in the WE Pledge ceremonies this past winter. Almost 1500 students pledged to study with the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility with courage even when faced with adversity. We are proud of all of you. A special thanks to all the students who volunteered and helped with the pledges. You were part of something important and we could not have done it without all of you. And finally, many thanks to all of the faculty, staff, and senior managers from across the School of Health Sciences and Humber College who participated and attended the ceremonies. Together we are strong, together we are the School of Health Sciences, together we have integrity!

Values of Academic Integrity

Your Responsibilities

It is important that our efforts focus on the acquisition of skills, knowledge and attitudes specific to our program of study and in keeping with Academic Integrity. We each hold the responsibility to promote Academic Integrity in the School of Health Sciences. These responsibilities include:

  1. understanding the five (5) values to Academic Integrity; 
  2. applying the five values to all aspects of our teaching, learning, roles and experiences;
  3. understanding what threatens these five fundamental values;
  4. taking action to reduce and prevent academic misconduct.

The five values of Academic Integrity are: 

  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

Academic Integrity - What You Need to Know

“Academic misconduct is behaviour that erodes the basis of mutual trust on which scholarly exchanges commonly rest, undermines Humber’s ability to evaluate students’ academic achievements, or restricts the College’s ability to accomplish its learning objectives."1

Dishonest approaches to studying have direct correlations to poor knowledge acquisition, attitudes inconsistent with professional ethical practice, suboptimal care and service to the public, which in turn negatively impact the success of individuals and the reputation of our school (Whitley & Keith-Spiegel, 2002). Academic misconduct gives those who behave dishonestly an unfair advantage over others in educational endeavours and is contradictory to the School of Health Sciences teaching learning culture.

Offenses to Academic Integrity

Degree, Diploma and Certificate programs

For offences to Academic Integrity for School of Health Science students enrolled in certificate and diploma programs are described through the Admission Requirements and Academic Regulations for Degree, Diploma and Certificate Studies on pages 27-28.

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Bachelor of Nursing program

For offences to Academic Integrity for School of Health Science students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program are found through the Admission Requirements and University Regulations for the Bachelor of Nursing Degree Program.

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Detection and Response to Suspected Academic Misconduct

Degree, Diploma and Certificate programs

The process for follow up with suspected breaches to Academic Integrity, through acts of Academic Misconduct, with School of Health Science students enrolled in diploma and certificate programs is detailed through the Admission Requirements and Academic Regulations for Degree, Diploma and Certificate Studies on pages 29-40.

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Bachelor of Nursing program

The process for follow up with suspected breaches to Academic Integrity for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program is outlined through the Admission Requirements and University Regulations for the Bachelor of Nursing Degree Program.

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RESOURCES

References

  1. International Centre for Academic Integrity. (2013). The fundamental values of academic integrity. Retrieved from academicintegrity.org