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Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity

The International Center for Academic Integrity defines academic integrity as a commitment to five fundamental values:

  • honesty
  • trust
  • fairness
  • respect
  • responsibility
  • courage

ICAI (2021) ‘Fundamental Values | International Center for Academic Integrity’, available: [accessed 25 Apr 2022].

What is Academic Integrity? -  Made for the Simon Fraser University Academic Integrity Video Contest

What is Academic Integrity?

Academic work is ‚Äča shared enterprise that depends on a commitment to truthfulness.

TUS students are expected to abide by the standards of intellectual integrity that govern the broader academic community to which the College belongs:

  • "comply with normal academic conventions and acknowledge the work of others where appropriate",
  • "never engage in cheating, plagiarism, breach of copyright, fabrication of research data or other designated academic irregularities or misconduct".

(Source: LIT Student’s Charter 2018, p.19)

Your lecturers design coursework so that you learn important skills that you will use throughout your time in college and in the workplace. You are expected to build on the work of others while you create something original from that work.

You can achieve academic integrity through:

  • good academic writing
  • avoiding plagiarism
  • referencing and citing appropriately

Writing in an academic context is different from writing in other situations. There are specific conventions of structure, style and content that your lecturer expects to see in your assignments. So it can be a  challenge at first.

Don't be tempted to take short cuts, always approach your academic writing with honesty and integrity.

Academic Integrity #MyOwnWork - From the QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)

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This guide is based on:
Acadmic Integrity guide created by Sarah Lawrence College Library licensed under Creative Commons License
DKIT's Library guides on Copyright and Plagiarism - how to avoid it Creative Commons Licence  both licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (reused and adapted from original)

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