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Learn About Academic Integrity and Misconduct

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It may be obvious that cheating during an exam is committing academic misconduct, but there are many other ways of compromising academic integrity that some students aren’t aware of. It can be confusing, but it is the responsibility of a student to know what standards of conduct are expected of them in university.

Students can learn about this in many ways, which include professors, teaching assistants, by visiting the Ryerson Academic Integrity Office website and exploring the Common Academic Integrity Misconceptions, Hints to Avoid Academic Misconduct and the Frequently Asked Questions. If anything remains unclear, students are encouraged to seek support through the many related resources available.

5-Minute Simulations

Making the right decisions about academic integrity isn't always easy. Sometimes it requires real courage in the face of peer pressure, and a commitment to consider, and then live by, your own values. The two short simulations (interactive stories) below let you experience what it's like to be faced with pressure to cheat,  to consider how you would choose and see the consequences that might flow from different choices. The simulations have been created by Choice Point Solutions Inc. and are about five minutes each. To gain your TedPoints, please ensure to complete the feedback survey at the end of each simulation.

Policy and processes

Below are documents that define academic integrity and misconduct, explain the processes the university will follow when academic misconduct is suspected and the penalties and other consequences that may be imposed if students are found to have engaged in academic misconduct.

If you have any questions about academic integrity, are concerned with the academic integrity of a particular situation or would like to consult about a suspicion/finding of academic misconduct, contact the Academic Integrity Office.