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Academic Integrity: Values, Skills, Action

This course will explore academic integrity and how you can demonstrate it in your work, study and research at university.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Academic Integrity: Values, Skills, Action

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Why join the course?

What is academic integrity? Why is it so important in academia? And how can you, as a student at university, achieve with integrity and honesty?

These are some of the important questions we’ll explore over the four weeks of the course. As we do so, you will hear from the lead educator as well as the perspectives of students like you.

Specifically, each week contains videos, articles, activities and quizzes that will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful and ethical learner. There will also be opportunities for you to discuss your ideas with other students on the course and learn from their experiences and points of view.

By the end of the course, we hope you’ll come to understand the meaning of academic integrity and how to avoid academic dishonesty, misconduct and plagiarism but more importantly we hope you will also embrace the values associated with academic integrity as your own.

Additionally, and equally importantly, this course will help you develop study skills and academic writing skills needed to act in accordance with those values, and thus achieve with integrity.

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What topics will you cover?

WEEK 1: WHAT IS ACADEMIC INTEGRITY? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

  • The meaning of academic integrity and the fundamental values associated with it
  • The importance of academic integrity in academia
  • Transitioning to university from different environments and adjusting to new norms and values

WEEK 2: WHAT IS ACADEMIC DISHONESTY AND HOW TO AVOID IT?

  • Examples of academic dishonesty including plagiarism
  • Strategies for avoiding plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty
  • Most common rationalisations used to excuse academic dishonesty
  • Dealing with unexpected events which may contribute to academic dishonesty
  • Avoiding academic dishonesty when working on assignments—individually or in groups

WEEK 3: ACHIEVING WITH INTEGRITY: USING THE WORK OF OTHERS

  • Respecting the work of others
  • Referencing, summarizing, paraphrasing and quoting

WEEK 4: ACHIEVING WITH INTEGRITY: GEARING UP FOR STUDY

  • Study skills which cultivate academic integrity including: time management, study planning, tips to work in groups, critical reading and note taking, essay writing, studying for exams

When would you like to start?

  • Available now
  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Reflect on the meaning and importance of academic integrity as well as the values associated with it
  • Identify actions which constitute academic dishonesty and how to avoid it
  • Explore how to use the work of others with integrity
  • Develop key study skills which foster academic integrity

Who is the course for?

No specific requirements. The course is mainly for university and college students, including undergraduates, postgraduates and doctoral candidates.

Who will you learn with?

Jason Stephens

Dr. Jason M. Stephens is an Associate Professor at The University of Auckland. His research focuses on academic motivation and moral development, particularly as it relates to cheating behaviour.

Who developed the course?

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and the only one included in the Times Higher Education top 200.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $39 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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