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Academic Integrity: Students

Academic Integrity: Students

What is Academic Integrity?

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.Six Fundamental Values

Academic integrity hinges on six fundamental values, as defined by the International Center for Academic Integrity:

•    Honesty
•    Trust
•    Fairness
•    Respect
•    Responsibility
•    Courage

Red River College Polytechnic is a member of the International Center for Academic Integrity and defines academic integrity as the requirement to be honest and truthful in all College relationships, activities and commitments. From these fundamental values of honesty and truth flow consistent, ethical behaviour when engaged in academic work, or any other academic activity.

S4 Academic Integrity Policy

Academic integrity is the joint responsibility of the College, faculty and students.

RRC Polytech has a legal and ethical obligation to ensure that the integrity of institutional academic credentials are maintained. Faculty contribute by educating students on academic and ethical requirements to demonstrate integrity in their course and industry. Students contribute by demonstrating their own knowledge, skills and abilities through their academic work.

See the S4 Academic Integrity Policy for more details.

Why Is Academic Integrity Important for Students?

The certificate, diploma or degree that you receive from RRC Polytech is a statement that you completed a learning process and have a specific set of knowledge, skills and abilities.

Academic integrity is essential to ensure students' investment in their education is protected. Student voices are an important piece in building a culture of integrity.