What is Academic Integrity? In the most general terms, this phrase describes the act of making ethical choices in your intellectual work. As Dr. Parnaby describes in the video below, you can break down the terms this way:
Academic = intellectual work
Integrity = acting in an honest and truthful manner and taking responsibility for the choices you make
Academic integrity matters because it is the basis of academic work. Pursuing your studies with integrity ensures that your degree has meaning — in other words, that it accurately reflects your skills, knowledge, and abilities.