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Academic Integrity Awareness Month: February 2023

Academic Integrity Awareness Month is this February 2023! Throughout February, the Academic Integrity Office (AIO) and our partners will host events for students, faculty, instructors and staff to foster a culture of academic integrity across the university. The AIO will also spotlight key university resources and partners available to students and that may support them in their student experience and beyond. Join us, build your skills, and celebrate academic integrity at the university!

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Ask us anything!  Let’s talk academic integrity - its challenges, successes, and conundrums!

  • Student drop-ins: Tuesdays 12 - 1PM; Thursdays 10-11 AM
  • Faculty drop-ins: Tuesdays 10 - 11 AM; Thursdays 1 - 2 PM
Faculty/Instructor Workshops Promoting

Building Students' Skills: Scaffolding Assessments

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual Online

Scaffolding is a process of breaking down assignments into smaller components that build on one another. A well-designed scaffolded assignment can make objectives clearer to students and help them build the skills and tools necessary to complete the work successfully. There are many benefits to scaffolding, including enhancing and maintaining academic integrity, reducing student stress and creating a more equitable classroom environment, building formative feedback into the assessment process, and making marking easier for instructors. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm and get feedback on the design or redesign of an assignment to include.


Facilitated by:

  • Kasha Visutskie, Academic Integrity Specialist
  • Sam Hossack, Active Learning Classroom Coordinator
  • Michelle Schwartz, Educational Developer

Artificial Intelligence & Student Assessment: Promoting Academic Integrity

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual Online

ChatGPT, made available to the public in November 2022, has taken over the conversation in almost every field. People are excited about its ability to improve efficiency, scared of its potential to replace human workers, and/or worried about its ability to undermine student assessment.

The Academic Integrity Office, along with our partners in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, developed this workshop to help faculty understand the power and limitations of these technologies, to consider course policy modifications, and to work together in small groups to revise existing assignments and develop new assessments with an eye on AI.

This 90 minute workshop will include:

  • Information session (30 minutes) on the current state of artificial intelligence (AI) as it relates to academic integrity and an exploration of some of the applications built on this technology
  • Q&A (15 minutes)
  • Working session (45 minutes) where participants will engage in roundtable discussions on how to 1) design assessments that thwart student use of AI, 2) design assessments that leverage AI, or 3) design assessments that challenge and/or critique AI.

Instructors are encouraged to bring one or two of their own writing prompts to work with during the session. Participants will have access to OpenAI’s Playground–the framework upon which ChatGPT is built–and will have the opportunity to test the prompts they bring as well as any prompts developed in the working session.

Facilitated by:

  • Allyson Miller, Academic Integrity Specialist
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The AIO invites you to join their Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education community of practice where you can participate in the conversation and help build a repository of teaching and learning resources.

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Academic integrity is all about making it your own!

Find us at the Student Learning Centre (SLC) and Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) throughout February to make your own academic integrity buttons, grab some AIO swag and chat with us about how you are making your TMU experiences your own!

SLC Amphitheatre Lounge TRSM 7th Floor
  • Wed. Feb 1 at 12 - 1 PM
  • Thurs. Feb 9 at 12 - 1 PM
  • Thurs., Feb 14 at 1 - 2 PM
  • Mon. Feb. 22 at 3 - 4 PM
  • Mon. Feb. 6 at 12 - 1 PM
  • Mon. Feb 13 at 10 - 11 AM
  • Tues. Feb 28 at 12 - 1 PM
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The AIO would like to support faculty through in-class presentations that integrate course content, clarify expectations, and raise awareness of the importance of academic integrity, ethical decision-making and professional integrity in any field or discipline.  

  • Looking for a way to connect classroom material to the “real world” or professional context? The AIO can work with you to find content relevant to the field of study that demonstrates the value of ethical decision-making, or the consequences of professional misconduct
  • Let us walk through your assignment instructions with students, breaking down each requirement or step in the process, explaining the “whys” and how students can ensure academic integrity throughout the process
  • No time for a class visit? Work with the AIO to develop a connection between your course content or assignments, and integrity and ethics

Other ways the AIO can help support you:

  • “Drop-in” introduction of the AIO at any time in the term, or to introduce a major assignment or upcoming test or exam
  • Develop reminder or advice slides for class breaks, digital screens, or to add to your lecture slide deck
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Student Life and Learning Support (SLLS) supports students in reaching their goals by offering of variety of resources, services, workshops and opportunities that will help students develop their academic and personal skills.

SLLS Workshops This February 2023

Introduction to Managing Tasks and Time Thursday, Feb 2 at 10 - 11 AM In-Person
The Thesis Statement Tuesday, Feb 7 at 6 - 7 PM Virtual
Learning From Lectures  Tuesday, Feb 7 at 5 - 6 PM Virtual
Goal-Setting and Finding Your Motivation Tuesday, Feb 14 at 5 - 6 PM In-Person
Effective Revision and Editing and Common Grammar Errors Tuesday, Feb 14  at 6 - 7 PM Virtual
Achieving Focus and Concentration Thursday, Feb 16 at 5 - 6 PM In-Person
Introduction to Test and Exam Preparation Tuesday, Feb 18 at 10 - 11 AM Virtual
Writing a Literature Review Tuesday, Feb 28 at 6 - 7 PM Virtual