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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: 6114 votes (83.87%)
Disagree: 937 votes (12.85%)
Don't Know: 239 votes (3.28%)
Total Votes: 7290

Being aware of situational pressures can help minimize the risk of academic dishonesty.
Agree: 6837 votes (96.62%)
Disagree: 173 votes (2.44%)
Don't know: 66 votes (0.93%)
Total Votes: 7076

The onus is on each student to become informed about what constitutes academic misconduct.
Agree: 6694 votes (95.3%)
Disagree: 147 votes (2.09%)
Don't know: 183 votes (2.61%)
Total Votes: 7024

Guidelines for behaving with academic integrity can be found in a document called 'Student Academic Misconduct Regulations'.
Agree: 6580 votes (94.73%)
Disagree: 138 votes (1.99%)
Don't know: 228 votes (3.28%)
Total Votes: 6946

The USSU Advocacy Office can help undergraduate students interpret the regulations that govern academic misconduct.
Agree: 6542 votes (95.39%)
Disagree: 65 votes (0.95%)
Don't Know: 251 votes (3.66%)
Total Votes: 6858

The university deals with academic misconduct using both formal and informal procedures.
Agree: 5942 votes (85.37%)
Disagree: 631 votes (9.07%)
Don't know: 387 votes (5.56%)
Total Votes: 6960

Lack of awareness of the regulations, cultural differences, mental health difficulties, or impairment by alcohol or drugs are not defences for academic misconduct.
Agree: 5990 votes (85.55%)
Disagree: 808 votes (11.54%)
Don't know: 204 votes (2.91%)
Total Votes: 7002

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: 6346 votes (92.52%)
Disagree: 218 votes (3.18%)
Don't know: 295 votes (4.3%)
Total Votes: 6859

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: 98 votes (1.37%)
Agreement between both instructor and student on a resolution: 117 votes (1.64%)
Resolutions limited to a grade reduction by a percentage appropriate to the degree of academic misconduct and/or resubmission of the work in question: 93 votes (1.3%)
A temporary record of the misconduct kept for a period no longer than 5 years or until the student has completed their program.: 42 votes (0.59%)
All of the above: 6561 votes (91.72%)
None of the above: 55 votes (0.77%)
No Idea: 187 votes (2.61%)
Total Votes: 7153