Academic Integrity

  • Where's the Line

This year, MRU Academic Integrity Week (AIW) will take place from October 16 to 20 (the week after Reading Break).These dates have been chosen to coincide with the International Day of Action for Academic Integrity on October 18, and with the dates of AIW in Manitoba, BC, and elsewhere.

Stop by an event or register for a webinar to learn more about how to draw the line between academic integrity and academic misconduct.

Academic Integrity Week Event Schedule


Events for Everyone

Academic Integrity and Misconduct: Where’s the Line?

Can you confidently draw the line between academic integrity and academic misconduct? Pop by the display on Main Street to discuss a few common (and tricky!) scenarios to decide which actions would constitute academic misconduct.

  • Monday, Oct. 16, 1-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Main Street

The Ethical Scholar

What values inform your decisions in academic writing? Visit the 1st floor of the Library to play a matching game connecting the values of academic integrity to situations you will face as a scholar.

  • Monday, Oct. 16, 1-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Riddell Library and Learning Centre (Front of RLLC before Service Desk, 1st floor)

International Day of Action for Academic Integrity (Oct. 18)

Sign up for free sessions to learn from well-respected international academic integrity experts and students! This year’s theme is “Championing Academic Integrity in the Age of AI”, and here are just a few of the fascinating sessions that fall on October 18 in our time zone:

  • Navigating social media responsibly and avoiding cheating traps: Staff and student discussion
    9:15 a.m. Calgary time (4:15 p.m. UK time)
    Student planning group, moderated by Rachel Gorjup, University of Toronto, Dr. Jennie Miron, Humber College, Canada, Dr. Mary Davis, Oxford Brookes University

  • Framework for the Ethical Use of AI
    11 a.m. Calgary time (6 p.m. UK time)
    Dr. Brenda McDermott, University of Calgary, Canada

  • The Courage to Change: Implications for Teaching, Learning & Assessment in the GenAI Era
    12 p.m. Calgary time (7 p.m. UK time)
    Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant, University of San Diego, Board Member Emeritus, International Center for Academic Integrity

Location: Online (Register for sessions here)

Events for Faculty and Staff

Considering How Citation Guidance for AI Can Support Student Learning

In this session, we’ll discuss recent guidance on how to cite content from generative AI (such as ChatGPT) from associations such as APA and MLA, and explore how this guidance may be used to help inform student learning or be integrated into assessment, such as research assignment instructions.

Faculty workshop facilitated by Erika Smith, ADC, and Joel Blechinger, Library

Location: Online 

Text-matching with D2L Brightspace

Text-matching software is a learning technology that helps students improve their academic writing and promotes academic integrity. This one-hour session will provide information about leveraging the Brightspace LMS for the purpose of text-matching.

Faculty workshop facilitated by Andrew Reil, ADC, and John Cheeseman, ADC

Location: Online

Learn on Your Own Time

Academic Integrity Training

This 60-minute self-paced module in D2L will strengthen your understanding of why academic integrity is vital to our MRU community, explain how it’s defined in the MRU policy, and help you feel more confident when making decisions related to your academic work.

Click this link to D2L, log in using your credentials, and then select the “Enroll in Course” button. (If you’re already enrolled, you’ll see “Open Course.”)


Questions about Academic Integrity Week? Email and we'll be happy to answer.



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