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Academic Integrity Guide for Students: Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity Handbook

CBU's new Academic Integrity Handbook is the main source of information on academic integrity, our charter of academic citizenship and academic integrity policy.

Academic Integrity Policy

CBU Charter of Academic Citizenship

What is academic integrity?

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.


Learning about academic Integrity


Writing Skills

Citation Skills

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  • help you learn how to incorporate and cite sources
  • and answer any writing questions you have!

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  • Help with basic citation questions

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