My name is Lisa Vogt, and I am the Academic Integrity Specialist at Red River College. I am excited to work across RRC to coordinate and promote academic integrity initiatives. Many faculty have questions about how to promote academic integrity and respond to academic misconduct. This site will be updated regularly with resources and answers to commonly asked questions. Check back often and reach out if you need assistance.
Academic integrity describes a commitment to honesty, truthfulness and accountability in teaching, learning and research. As a critical piece of the learning environment and a fundamental core value of any academic institution, academic integrity directly links the credibility of an institution’s scholarship, research, certificates and diplomas.
Academic integrity hinges on six fundamental values, as defined by the International Center for Academic Integrity:
Red River College defines academic integrity as the requirement to be honest and truthful in all College relationships, activities, and commitments. We encourage and support consistent, ethical behavior when engaged in academic work or any other academic activity.
Academic integrity is the joint responsibility of the College, instructors and students. As such, sufficient, clear, and specific information must be provided to students early and often. Instructors need to model integrity and create a learning environment that does not unreasonably disadvantage students.
RRC has a legal and ethical obligation to ensure that students are informed, accommodated and held accountable regarding academic integrity. The College must implement measures to ensure students work with integrity and maintain the quality and integrity of our evaluations.
See the S4 Academic Integrity policy for more details.
"We believe strongly that, as educators, we should take on this responsibility, because... we are educating the leaders, managers and professionals of tomorrow. We have a moral obligation to teach our students that it is possible and preferable to live and operate in an environment of trust and integrity where cheating is simply unacceptable."
McCabe, D. L., & et al. (2012). Why students cheat and what we can do about it. Johns Hopkins University Press.
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