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Academic Integrity Tutorial: Test Your Prior Knowledge

Test Your Prior Knowledge

Complete the following poll to test your knowledge of your rights and responsibilities as a student at the University of Saskatchewan.

Please Note: This is not a quiz, but rather a poll to help you determine what you do or do not know about the rules and regulations that govern your academic behaviour. 

Complete the Poll

Academic dishonesty is most often the result of situational pressures like peer pressure, family pressure, or financial pressure.
Agree: 1644 votes (81.67%)
Disagree: 305 votes (15.15%)
Don't Know: 64 votes (3.18%)
Total Votes: 2013

Being aware of situational pressures can help minimize the risk of academic dishonesty.
Agree: 1865 votes (95.84%)
Disagree: 62 votes (3.19%)
Don't know: 19 votes (0.98%)
Total Votes: 1946

The onus is on each student to become informed about what constitutes academic misconduct.
Agree: 1853 votes (95.66%)
Disagree: 37 votes (1.91%)
Don't know: 47 votes (2.43%)
Total Votes: 1937

Guidelines for behaving with academic integrity can be found in a document called 'Student Academic Misconduct Regulations'.
Agree: 1799 votes (93.89%)
Disagree: 49 votes (2.56%)
Don't know: 68 votes (3.55%)
Total Votes: 1916

The USSU Advocacy Office can help undergraduate students interpret the regulations that govern academic misconduct.
Agree: 1818 votes (95.79%)
Disagree: 15 votes (0.79%)
Don't Know: 65 votes (3.42%)
Total Votes: 1898

The university deals with academic misconduct using both formal and informal procedures.
Agree: 1693 votes (87.63%)
Disagree: 145 votes (7.51%)
Don't know: 94 votes (4.87%)
Total Votes: 1932

Lack of awareness of the regulations, cultural differences, mental health difficulties, or impairment by alcohol or drugs are not defences for academic misconduct.
Agree: 1703 votes (87.69%)
Disagree: 189 votes (9.73%)
Don't know: 50 votes (2.57%)
Total Votes: 1942

Wherever appropriate, the university will attempt to resolve complaints through informal processes before invoking formal processes, and wherever possible, sanctions will be educational rather than punitive.
Agree: 1787 votes (93.86%)
Disagree: 53 votes (2.78%)
Don't know: 64 votes (3.36%)
Total Votes: 1904

Sample Quiz Question

Misconduct resulting from misunderstanding or carelessness are addressed through informal measures. These include
Infractions that are minor enough not to warrant a formal hearing: 30 votes (1.53%)
Agreement between both instructor and student on a resolution: 33 votes (1.69%)
Resolutions limited to a grade reduction by a percentage appropriate to the degree of academic misconduct and/or resubmission of the work in question: 21 votes (1.07%)
A temporary record of the misconduct kept for a period no longer than 5 years or until the student has completed their program.: 8 votes (0.41%)
All of the above: 1820 votes (93.05%)
None of the above: 7 votes (0.36%)
No Idea: 37 votes (1.89%)
Total Votes: 1956