Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility (as articulated by the Centre for Academic Integrity, Clemson University) all of which are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive.
Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University Queen's students, faculty, administrators and staff therefore all have ethical responsibilities for supporting and upholding the fundamental values of academic integrity.
On October 23, 2008 Queen's University Senate approved a new policy on "Academic Integrity Procedures -Requirements of Faculties and Schools". The new "AI Policy" takes effect immediately and replaces the 1989 Senate Policy on "Academic Dishonesty". The new policy can be found on the Senate Policy web page (PDF*, 133 KB).
Academic integrity is an expectation fundamental to the mission of the university, whether it be in teaching or in research. The Senate Academic Integrity Statement (PDF*, 123 KB), adopted in 2006, recognizes the university's commitment to upholding integrity in all scholarly work.
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