Summary of the Project and Using the Toolkit
The production of this toolkit is part of a collaborative project between the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre, the Centre for Intercultural Engagement, the Academic Integrity Committee, and Student Conduct and Judicial Affairs at Langara. The impetus for developing a toolkit focused on engaging the Langara community in encouraging academic integrity came from our community members looking for guidance and resources. This toolkit was developed to provide instructors with methods and examples of activities and assessments that can help students meet academic standards and expectations. This document is divided into four parts: we start with an exploration of the principles of academic integrity as defined by the International Centre for Academic Integrity, and then move on to examine the complexity in expression and perception of academic integrity. Using the definitions and the nuances of perception, we discuss strategies for fostering integrity and preventing contraventions of academic integrity standards through assessment design. Although this guide does not need to be read from beginning to end, we encourage you to spend some time reflecting on part one, the principles of academic integrity and part two, reframing the conversation, as a starting point.
Using the model of open pedagogy/andragogy, we see this document as a user-driven guide. We invite you to share feedback as well as other tools and/or examples of preventative approaches to assessment design that you would like to see included in this text. We welcome stories of successes or challenges. In this way, we believe this toolkit will become a significant support to educators internationally and across disciplines.
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