Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a shared responsibility at the University, and all divisions have a point-person, generally in the Dean’s Office, for academic integrity matters. Overall responsibility for academic integrity at the University lies with the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life.  Advice to divisions on academic integrity matters is provided by the Director, Academic Affairs, Andrea Russell, in the Office of the Vice-President and Provost.

The University’s Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters provides the policy framework for academic integrity at U of T.

U of T supports the International Center for Academic Integrity’s definition of academic integrity as acting in all academic matters with honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. Academic integrity is fundamental to our University community’s intellectual life. 

The Director, Academic Affairs can provide advice to divisions on:

  • The Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters
  • Process and procedure in academic integrity matters
  • Emerging or existing issues involving academic integrity

Academic Integrity partnerships:

  • The Director, Academic Affairs, as staff lead on academic integrity, works closely with divisional leads on academic integrity.
  • The Provostial Advisory Group on Academic Integrity is co-chaired by the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life and the Vice-Provost, Students. It provides a forum for support and advice on best practices and emerging issues in academic integrity.
  • The Provost’s Office encourages divisions and instructors to use materials developed by CTSI and our teaching and learning centres on developing assessments and discussing academic integrity in the classroom.
  • The Provost’s Office also collaborates with the Innovation Hub in designing student-friendly communication materials on academic integrity.