Academic Integrity

Introduction to Academic Culture

By Glenda Baker and Stephen Kuntz
University of Alberta

Every work and learning place has a culture. This culture includes common practices, how work is done, and how people interact. Although all places of work and learning in Canada must follow Canadian Labour Laws and Human Rights Laws, different places of work and learning attract different kinds of people, and they have different expectations for the members of their work or learning environment.
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Seminar Videos

Using Sources
Why we use sources. Why we cite sources.


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Potential Problems and Confusion in Using Sources
Natural human issues/ skill issues. Why plagiarism can be confusing.


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Defining Plagiarism and Related Code Issues
Plagiarism definition. Compositional assistance. Resubmitting work.


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Possible Consequences of Plagiarizing
The Discipline Process. Possible Punishments.


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Academic Integrity
What is it? What is at stake? Who does it affect?


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How/Why Plagiarism Happens
What can I do about it?


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Common Knowledge
Common Knowledge. Field specific knowledge.


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Integrating and Using Sources Correctly
Summarizing a passage. Paraphrasing a passage.


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To Your Credit
How crediting properly credits you.


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