Introduction to the Principles of Academic Integrity
Academic integrity is based on six fundamental values or principles. (International Center for Academic Integrity, 2014). When these principles are put into action, they become the foundation of a Culture of Academic Integrity, and foster ethical decision making and behaviour by our students. The development of the fundamental values of academic integrity was the result of collaborative work done by the members of the Center for Academic Integrity in 1999. It is important to note that the original publication was developed predominantly by institutions in North America. The Centre has since become the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) and is currently focused on internationalization of membership as well as internationalization of issues and discussions around academic integrity. With this new global lens, the ICAI has committed to continued revision and revitalization of the fundamental values from an international perspective. Below, the second and most current edition of the fundamental principles are presented with a vision of renewal in the future as the internationalization of the ICAI continues.