Academic Integrity

Academic Misconduct

Academic integrity is more than just avoiding plagiarism. Academic misconduct can involve any of the following: misappropriation of another person's work, misrepresentation of personal performance and fraud, improper access to scholarly resources, or obstructing others in pursuit of their academic endeavours.

Academic misconduct is taken very seriously by the University of Guelph. Students, faculty and staff who are found guilty of academic misconduct will be penalized.

Reporting Academic Misconduct

The Academic Misconduct Report Form is to be used by all chairs, faculty, sessionals and instructors in cases of academic misconduct.

Academic Integrity Resources at the University of Guelph

Honour Codes

Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd) has created a sample course honour code which can be copied or amended for personal use in course.

Turnitin & GradeMark

Visit OpenEd's Turnitin and GradeMark website for help with:

  • Integrating Turnitin with CourseLink's Dropbox
  • Using GradeMark to provide feedback, commenting and markup
  • Generating and interpreting the Similarity Report
  • Preparing syllabus statements on Turnitin and academic misconduct

Citation & Bibliography Resources

Visit the library's website for citation style guides and other bibliography resources.

Avoiding Plagiarism

The library's Plagiarism and Academic Integrity guide covers avoiding plagiarism through good notetaking, paraphrasing, citation knowledge, and more.

OpenEd Resources

OpenEd's academic integrity resources for students and faculty include information on citation generators, plagiarism tools, academic misconduct interventions, copyright policies, and more.

OpenEd's academic integrity resources for instructors include information on detecting contract cheating, building quizzes that promote academic integrity, Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, and more.