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Academic Integrity


Academic Integrity in Canada

An Enduring and Essential Challenge

Editors: (view affiliations) Sarah Elaine Eaton, Julia Christensen Hughes

  • Includes cutting-edge scholarship on controversial and emerging topics such as contract cheating and visual plagiarism
  • Offers perspectives about academic integrity and Indigenous epistemologies written by leading Indigenous academics
  • Presents new understandings of academic integrity resulting from Covid-19 and what this means for teaching and learning
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access
Open Access Book - Part of the Ethics and Integrity in Educational Contexts book series (EIEC, volume 1)
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Nazanin Teymouri, Sheryl Boisvert, Katrina John-West
Pages 505-517 Open Access

Start with Why

Dr. Sarah Eaton's (2020) perspective on academic integrity rests on the assumption that:

"in the early stages of research skill development, learners might cite sources, but be relatively oblivious to who they are citing. They might choose a source because it is easy to access, for example, without critically evaluating it. As inquiry and research skills become more developed, students develop deeper awareness about not only who and what they are citing, but why" (p. 10).


Eaton, S. E. (2020). Learning about Academic Integrity through Experiential Learning. Calgary, Canada: University of Calgary.


Educator Learning Opportunities


The general approach to plagiarism and academic integrity at the College is more educational in nature. Students have many different levels of experience when doing research, it is important to make sure that they learn the skills to do proper research.

Some online resources for checking plagiarism that you might find useful: