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Academic Integrity Tutorial: Test Your Existing Knowledge

Complete the Poll

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

Clicking will compare your response to others, but does not determine a right or wrong answer. The poll is merely a way to help you determine what you do or do not know about the rules and regulations that govern your academic behaviour. To learn more, click the Don't Know link.


Academic dishonesty is most often the result of situational pressures like peer pressure, family pressure, or financial pressure.
Agree: 7110 votes (84.1%)
Disagree: 1068 votes (12.63%)
Don't know: 276 votes (3.26%)
Total Votes: 8454

Being aware of situational pressures can help minimize the risk of academic dishonesty.
Agree: 7914 votes (96.51%)
Disagree: 206 votes (2.51%)
Don't know: 80 votes (0.98%)
Total Votes: 8200

The onus is on each student to become informed about what constitutes academic misconduct.
Agree: 7743 votes (95.18%)
Disagree: 172 votes (2.11%)
Don't know: 220 votes (2.7%)
Total Votes: 8135

Guidelines for behaving with academic integrity can be found in a document called 'Regulations on Student Academic Misconduct'.
Agree: 7645 votes (94.93%)
Disagree: 148 votes (1.84%)
Don't know: 260 votes (3.23%)
Total Votes: 8053

The USSU Advocacy Office can help undergraduate students interpret the regulations that govern academic misconduct.
Agree: 7582 votes (95.44%)
Disagree: 75 votes (0.94%)
Don't Know: 287 votes (3.61%)
Total Votes: 7944

The university deals with academic misconduct using both formal and informal procedures.
Agree: 6872 votes (85.23%)
Disagree: 736 votes (9.13%)
Don't know: 455 votes (5.64%)
Total Votes: 8063

Lack of awareness of the regulations, cultural differences, mental health difficulties, or impairment by alcohol or drugs are not defences for academic misconduct.
Agree: 6899 votes (85.15%)
Disagree: 949 votes (11.71%)
Don't know: 254 votes (3.14%)
Total Votes: 8102

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: 7344 votes (92.46%)
Disagree: 256 votes (3.22%)
Don't know: 343 votes (4.32%)
Total Votes: 7943

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: 115 votes (1.39%)
Agreement between both instructor and student on a resolution: 134 votes (1.62%)
Resolutions limited to a grade reduction by a percentage appropriate to the degree of academic misconduct and/or resubmission of the work in question: 107 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.: 48 votes (0.58%)
All of the above: 7562 votes (91.54%)
None of the above: 70 votes (0.85%)
No Idea: 225 votes (2.72%)
Total Votes: 8261