Academic Integrity Week
Academic Integrity Week (September 27 - October 1) highlights people and workshops that support students in their ethical learning journeys. This year, we're offering a series of online workshops throughout the week.
Paraphrasing with Purpose and Integrity for Graduate Writers
Monday, September 27 — 1:00 to 2:15pm (live on Zoom)
Representing published scholars’ ideas accurately while skillfully using your own words to describe them is a key feature of successful academic writing – albeit a challenging one to master. Likewise, consistently summarizing and paraphrasing with integrity takes focus and practice. We welcome all graduate students, including international grads, graduate study newcomers, and even experienced grad writers to this workshop to discuss and learn more about various forms of plagiarism so that you are better equipped to avoid such missteps in your own work.
Ethical Source Incorporation
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 — 8:00pm to 9:00pm
You know you are supposed to avoid plagiarism. And you also know that you need to use evidence in your paper to support your arguments. You just aren't entirely sure how to accomplish both things. This is the workshop for you! Come learn how to ethically summarize, quote, and paraphrase from your sources. Sure, this workshop will help you to avoid plagiarism, but more importantly, it will also help you to deepen your understanding of your source materials, and demonstrate that understanding in your own writing. The live session may be recorded for later use.
Don't Panic! Be Proactive
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 — 11:30am to 12:20pm
Many of us say we "work best under pressure." But last-minute work impacts the completeness and quality of your work, the level of your stress, and your likelihood of engaging in intentional or unintentional academic dishonesty. Attend this workshop to start being proactive instead. Learn strategies to help you start projects early, allot sufficient time to study for exams, generate your own informed thoughts and opinions on course material, and keep track of your sources from the first time you start working on an assignment. The live session may be recorded for later use.
Successful and Ethical Exam Writing
Friday, October 01, 2021 — 10:30am to 11:20am
Do you have in-person or remote exams this term? Open book or closed book? Attend this workshop to learn evidence-based exam preparation strategies that will help you succeed on any test this post-pandemic term decides to throw at you. We will also address various test formats and types of questions, as well as the basics of alleviating anxiety around exams, while raising your awareness of academic integrity considerations. The live session may be recorded for later use.
Incorporating Lessons From Remote Instruction Into Course Design
Monday, September 27, 2021 — 1:00 to 2:15pm
The pandemic brought many unexpected lessons for academic integrity and as we look toward a new future of teaching, we can include new techniques while breathing new life into previous practices. In this session, we encourage a preventative approach to preventing academic dishonesty by highlighting communication with students, course and assessment design, and supporting educational technology available to instructors. Participants will leave the session with practical tips and tools that can be implemented as well as resources to support decision-making about upholding academic integrity.