NEW: Ethics and Academic Citizenship Requirement

Watch: New Ethics Requirement Orientation Video

The NEW Ethics and Academic Citizenship Requirement will provide foundational ethics education for all graduate students. It will ensure you have equal access to information about academic integrity, gain insights into the benefits and responsibilities of academic citizenship, and are equipped to conduct yourself in ways that uphold the values of the University of Alberta. The Ethics and Academic Citizenship Requirement is tailored for master’s and doctoral students and is designed to set you on a path for success in your program. The requirement covers principles of Academic Citizenship, including topics such as academic integrity, research and workplace ethics, Indigenizing and decolonizing the academy, equity, diversity, and inclusivity, health and academic productivity, and ethical principles in university teaching.

The Ethics and Academic Citizenship Requirement will consist of two zero-credit, self-paced online courses: INT D 710: Ethics and Academic Citizenship (for both Masters and doctoral students) and INT D 720: Advanced Ethics and Academic Citizenship (for doctoral students). Beginning Fall 2022, completion of these courses will fulfill the Ethics and Academic Citizenship Requirement.

How do students register for the courses?

INT D 710 and INT D 720 will be available on August 1 for current and incoming students (Fall 2021) who wish to complete their ethics requirement with the new online courses. The two courses will open to students in BearTracks on August 1, 2021, and will appear on students' official transcript record. There are no instructional fees associated with the courses. Once registered in the course(s), students will be added to eClass where they will complete the course material in a self-paced format.

How will students be supported during the transition to the new requirement?

The 2021-2022 academic year will be a period of transition to support current students. Current programming will continue until July 31, 2022. After that time, students who have not yet completed their ethics requirement must  complete the new Ethics and Academic Citizenship Requirement. This deadline applies to both part-time and full-time graduate students.

It is strongly recommended that current students who have not yet completed the Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement, as well as incoming students starting their programs in Fall 2021, fulfill the ethics requirement through the completion of INT D 710: Ethics and Academic Citizenship (for master's and doctoral students) and INT D 720: Advanced Ethics and Academic Citizenship (for doctoral students, only).

To view your options for completion of your ethics requirement, visit: What are my options for completing the ethics requirement during the 2021-2022 academic year?

Contact your department to find out how this requirement is being met in your area of research or program of study during the 2021-2022 academic year.

How will the changes affect students who have completed ethics training?

Current students who completed the eight hour ethics requirement through a combination of the GET Online Course (5 hours ethics credit), workshops, online courses, or departmental offerings do not need to do additional training. Those students who completed the GET Course, but need to fulfill the remaining three hours of the 8 hour requirement can find a list of accepted activities on the Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement Resources website.

Students in the Faculty of Engineering who have completed ENGG 600: Engineering Ethics and Professionalism also do not need to do additional training. 

Important Note: The Ethics and Academic Citizenship Requirement provides foundational ethics education. Depending on your program of study, these foundational courses may need to be supplemented by other specialized training, such as animal user training, human research ethics training, safety courses related to field research, or professional ethics training. For more information, please visit the Research Ethics Office and consult with your department.


 

INT D 710: Ethics and Academic Citizenship (Master's and Doctoral students) 

6 hours | Asynchronous, Online | INT D 710 Course Outline

Register in INT D 710

Ethics and Academic Citizenship provides foundational knowledge of ethical principles and relevant university policies, including: academic integrity, plagiarism, research ethics, conflict of interest, workplace ethics, and health.

INT D 710 fulfills the 8 hour Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement for current Master’s students. Current doctoral students are required to complete 8 hours of ethics training. Contact your department to find out how this requirement is being met in your area of research or program of study during the 2021-2022 academic year.

INT D 720: Advanced Ethics and Academic Citizenship (Doctoral students) 

2 hours | Asynchronous, Online INT D 720 Course Outline

Register in INT D 720

Advanced Ethics and Academic Citizenship provides advanced treatment of ethical principles, including: research and scholarship, intellectual property, academic citizenship, and ethical principles in university teaching.

INT D 710 and 720 fulfills the 8 hour Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement for doctoral students. Contact your department to find out how this requirement is being met in your area of research or program of study during the 2021-2022 academic year.


What are my options for completing my ethics requirement? 

FALL 2021 - WINTER 2022 RECOMMENDED ACCEPTED UNTIL JULY 31, 2022
Master's students who began their program prior to Fall 2021 INT D 710: Ethics and Academic Citizenship [6-hour, self-paced online course; meets the current 8-hour requirement with departmental approval]

A combination of courses/workshops outlined on the Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement Resources website and/or departmental offerings approved for ethics credit (totalling eight hours).

ENGG 600: Engineering Ethics and Professionalism (INT D 710 is included in this course; fulfills the eight hour requirement)

 

 

Master's students who begin their program in Fall 2021 INT D 710: Ethics and Academic Citizenship [6-hour, self-paced online course; meets the current 8-hour requirement with departmental approval]
Doctoral students who began their program prior to Fall 2021

INT D 710: Ethics and Academic Citizenship

INT D 720: Advanced Ethics and Academic Citizenship

Doctoral students who begin their program in Fall 2021

INT D 710: Ethics and Academic Citizenship

INT D 720: Advanced Ethics and Academic Citizenship

FALL 2022 MANDATORY
Master's (Course-based and Thesis-based) INT D 710: Ethics and Academic Citizenship
Doctoral

INT D 710: Ethics and Academic Citizenship

INT D 720: Advanced Ethics and Academic Citizenship | Prerequisite: INT D 710


Contact Us

Questions regarding the NEW Ethics and Academic Citizenship Requirement can be directed to: gradpd@ualberta.ca