Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity at UTSC:  How CTL Supports Students
At the Centre for Teaching and Learning, we have various ways to support you as you build an understanding of Academic Integrity, and to help you develop the skills you need to prevent committing an offence.
What is Academic Integrity?
Academic Integrity is the attitude and behaviour you bring to your university studies that demonstrate “honest scholarship” (Zoll, 1996, p.7) -- your commitment to earning your degree by your own honest effort. Examples of Academic Integrity include:

  • Submitting your own work in exams, tests and assignments
  • Giving credit to others, whose words or ideas you have used as the basis of your own work, by citing them
  • Using only UTSC-approved student support services – you are already paying for them!
Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) workshops This workshop introduces you to the expectations at UTSC that might differ from other schools you have attended; common mistakes students make; how to work effectively with your sources; and how to manage your time so that you are less likely to commit an offence.
Writing and Language Support A Writing Skills Support tutor can help you learn how to work appropriately with sources – paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting and citing them. 
Join the Reading and Writing Excellence program to get more practice writing about your course materials as a way to develop your own ways of expressing ideas.
Math and Statistics Learning Support Math and Statistics at university require far more than a correct answer: you should be able to show your steps. Those steps need to be your own, not those of your friend or the group you were studying with, or something you found online. 
Come meet with us at Math and Stats Learning Support to build your understanding of solving problems, or to discuss any questions you might have about Academic Integrity in this subject area. 
Prepare for university by taking the Online Mathematics Preparedness Course.
Facilitated Study Groups (FSGs) Sometimes avoiding Academic Integrity offences might be as simple (and fun!) as joining a Facilitated Study Group if one is offered in your course. 
These are a great way to meet other students, keep up with your studies by practicing in a group guided by a student facilitator, and be able to ask questions and share ideas in a safe, supportive environment.
Other helpful resources Academic Integrity Tip sheet
U of T Academic Integrity 
Using and Citing Sources
Assignment Calculator