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The Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness is committed to educating, preparing, and nurturing future professionals and citizens who exemplify positive ethics and excellence in their behaviours and practices. Aspiring to a culture of integrity requires all members of our teaching and learning community to fully commit to the fundamental values consistent with academic integrity as defined by the International Centre for Academic Integrity – honesty, trust, respect, responsibility, fairness, and courage (International Centre for Academic Integrity [ICAI], 2013).

Academic Integrity Policies & Resources

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).

The Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness Academic Integrity Council would like to congratulate all of the 1st year Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness students who participate in the WE Pledge ceremonies. Each year, approximately 1,500 students pledge 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 volunteer and help with the pledges. You are part of something important and we could not do it without all of you. And finally, many thanks to all the faculty, staff, and senior managers from across the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness and Humber College who participate and attend the ceremonies. Together we are strong, together we are the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness, together we have integrity!

References

  1. International Centre for Academic Integrity. (2014). The fundamental values of academic integrity (2nd ed.). T. Fishman (Ed.). Retrieved from academicintegrity.org

WE Pledge 2021 

Academic integrity is important to everyone, now more than ever. Congratulations to all First Year Students who virtually pledged in the winter semester! Continue to share your commitment on your social media.

Download digital swag, post and share with your friends, family and community that you are a person with integrity! 

When you post, be sure to use #AcademicIntegrity and tag @HumberFHSW 

We've drafted sample social media content for you below, however please feel free to make your own:

Option 1: I'm participating in WE Pledge #AcademicIntegrity @HumberFHSW 

Option 2: Proud to be a part of WE Pledge #AcademicIntegrity @HumberFHSW 

Option 3: Committed to the values of WE Pledge #AcademicIntegrity @HumberFHSW 

For further details connect with Jennie Miron

We Pledge #AcademicIntegrity

Click here to access and download digital swag

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 Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness.

These responsibilities include:

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

Six Values:

Courage
Fairness
Honesty
Respect
Responsibility
Trust

Academic Misconduct - What You Need to Know

“Academic dishonesty is behavior 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." (Humber College. Admission Requirements and Academic Regulations, 2019-2020)

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 Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness teaching learning culture.

Breaches to Academic Integrity

Degree, Diploma and Certificate Programs

Breaches to Academic Integrity for the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness students enrolled in certificate and diploma programs are described through the Admission Requirements and Academic Regulations for Degree, Diploma and Certificate Studies in Section 17.0 Academic Misconduct.

Bachelor of Nursing Program

Breaches to Academic Integrity for the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program are described through the Admission Requirements and University Regulations for the Bachelor of Nursing Degree Program.

Detection and Response to Suspected Breaches to Academic Integrity

Degree, Diploma and Certificate Programs

The process for follow up with suspected breaches to Academic Integrity, through acts of Academic Misconduct, with the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness students enrolled in diploma and certificate programs is detailed through the Admission Requirements and Academic Regulations for Degree, Diploma and Certificate Studies in Section 17.0 Academic Misconduct.

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.