Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is fundamental to learning and scholarship at the University of Toronto. Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in this academic community ensures that the U of T degree that you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement, and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

Familiarize yourself ASAP with the University of Toronto's Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters. It is the rule book for academic behaviour at the U of T, and you are expected to know the rules. Ignorance of the rules is not considered a valid excuse for not knowing them. Potential offences include, but are not limited to:

In papers and assignments:

On tests and exams:


To remind you of these expectations, and help you avoid accidental offences, I will ask you to include a signed Academic Integrity Checklist with every assignment. If you do not include the statement, your work will not be graded. Please signal the fact that you have understood this Academic Integrity page and read all the other course webpages in detail by sending me a funny cat picture. Thank you for your attention in this regard.

If you need advice on how to use sources properly in your essays, consult the course handouts, specifically the Using Sources link.

The University of Toronto treats cases of academic misconduct very seriously. All suspected cases of academic dishonesty will be investigated following the procedures outlined in the Code. The consequences for academic misconduct can be severe, including a failure in the course and a notation on your transcript. If you have any questions about what is or is not permitted in this course, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you have questions about appropriate research and citation methods, seek out additional information from me, or from other available campus resources like the U of T Writing Website. If you are experiencing personal challenges that are having an impact on your academic work, please speak to me or seek the advice of your college registrar.