If you were to think of someone in your life whom you regard as being ‘a person of integrity’, what characteristics, qualities, or attributes would come to mind? Many students and faculty will say that a person of integrity is honest, trustworthy, truthful, accountable, responsible, and that they generally have a strong sense of moral and ethical principles. If we consider these characteristics, qualities, and attributes that students and faculty associate with ‘integrity’ and we apply them to the academic setting, that’s when we have ‘Academic Integrity’.
Academic Integrity Defined
Fanshawe College defines ‘Academic Integrity’ as ‘holding oneself and others accountable for performing academic work both honestly and ethically’.
Developing and demonstrating Academic Integrity is something that Fanshawe faculty and staff expect of each other, it’s something that Fanshawe College expects of its students, and it’s certainly something that employers and recruiters will expect of Fanshawe graduates. If you’re able to hold yourself and others accountable for performing ‘academic’ work both honestly and ethically, then you’ll be able to hold yourself and others accountable for performing ‘professional’ work both honestly and ethically when you’re out in the workplace in the industry of your choice.
If you can develop and demonstrate Academic Integrity while you’re a student at Fanshawe, you’ll be able to further develop and demonstrate Professional Integrity when you become an employee or an entrepreneur after graduation.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Academic Integrity Office at email@example.com