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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: 9824 votes (84.59%)
Disagree: 1427 votes (12.29%)
Don't know: 362 votes (3.12%)
Total Votes: 11613

Being aware of situational pressures can help minimize the risk of academic dishonesty.
Agree: 10861 votes (96.53%)
Disagree: 276 votes (2.45%)
Don't know: 114 votes (1.01%)
Total Votes: 11251

The onus is on each student to become informed about what constitutes academic misconduct.
Agree: 10590 votes (95%)
Disagree: 231 votes (2.07%)
Don't know: 326 votes (2.92%)
Total Votes: 11147

Guidelines for behaving with academic integrity can be found in a document called 'Regulations on Student Academic Misconduct'.
Agree: 10494 votes (95.26%)
Disagree: 183 votes (1.66%)
Don't know: 339 votes (3.08%)
Total Votes: 11016

The USSU Advocacy Office can help undergraduate students interpret the regulations that govern academic misconduct.
Agree: 10416 votes (95.63%)
Disagree: 93 votes (0.85%)
Don't Know: 383 votes (3.52%)
Total Votes: 10892

The university deals with academic misconduct using both formal and informal procedures.
Agree: 9406 votes (85.22%)
Disagree: 1025 votes (9.29%)
Don't know: 606 votes (5.49%)
Total Votes: 11037

Lack of awareness of the regulations, cultural differences, mental health difficulties, or impairment by alcohol or drugs are not defences for academic misconduct.
Agree: 9370 votes (84.58%)
Disagree: 1364 votes (12.31%)
Don't know: 344 votes (3.11%)
Total Votes: 11078

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: 10033 votes (92.43%)
Disagree: 347 votes (3.2%)
Don't know: 475 votes (4.38%)
Total Votes: 10855

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: 174 votes (1.53%)
Agreement between both instructor and student on a resolution: 218 votes (1.92%)
Resolutions limited to a grade reduction by a percentage appropriate to the degree of academic misconduct and/or resubmission of the work in question: 200 votes (1.76%)
A temporary record of the misconduct kept for a period no longer than 5 years or until the student has completed their program.: 78 votes (0.69%)
All of the above: 10288 votes (90.42%)
None of the above: 100 votes (0.88%)
No Idea: 320 votes (2.81%)
Total Votes: 11378