Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

KPU strives to promote a culture of integrity where academic work is conducted with honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage.[1]

This website is designed to support all members of the university community in upholding these values by sharing information about KPU’s approach to academic integrity, strategies to uphold academic integrity, and other helpful resources.

*The contents of this website are intended to provide general advice only and do not supersede Student Academic Integrity Policy ST2 and its accompanying procedures.

Complete the Introduction to Academic Integrity Tutorial!
 

Upcoming Events

Draft Coach On-Campus Events 

Come by our booth on the following days to:

  • Learn about what Draft Coach is and how it can help you uphold academic integrity and improve your writing
  • See a demonstration by a Student Ambassador on how to use Draft Coach
  • Ask questions about Draft Coach or Academic Integrity at KPU
  • You can also get a chocolate!

Tues, Feb 13th 11:30-1:30pm @ Civic Plaza 6th Floor Open Space
Wed, Feb 14th 2:30-4:30pm @ Surrey Campus Library Entrance
Tues, Feb 27th 10:00-12:00pm @ Langley Campus Library Entrance
Tues, Mar 5th 11:00-1:00pm @ Richmond Campus Across from the Library


Draft Coach Presentation for Faculty

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2024
12:00PM-12:30 PM
Thurs, Feb 8th, 2024
12:00PM-12:30PM

We are offering this presentation on 2 different days. Join us to learn about a new tool for students called Draft Coach! Email academic.integrity@kpu.ca for the link.


Restorative Justice Workshop for KPU Employees

When: Fri, March 8th 9-3pm and Fri, March 15th 9-3pm
Where: Surrey Campus
Register now by emailing academic.integrity@kpu.ca as space is limited!

Dr. Alana Abramson will be leading a 2-day long experiential workshop on using restorative justices approaches in response to academic integrity breaches. 

Details:

Workshop Description: Restorative justice is an approach to harm and conflict based on Indigenous ways of being and knowing and promising practices supported by social psychology, neurobiology, and education.  This training introduces the philosophy and practices of restorative justice and how these could be helpful in supporting faculty to have more restorative responses to harm related to academic integrity transgressions. The workshop has two parts and the participants are expected to attend both parts. The course will be experiential in nature. Participants will receive a manual during the training, as well as coffee and tea.

Presenter: Alana Abramson has been teaching in the Criminology department for KPU for the last 15 years and has been involved as a researcher, trainer and practitioner of restorative justice since 1999. Her doctoral work focused on restorative justice and post-secondary educational settings and she is passionate about finding innovative, meaningful, and relational ways to enhance the lives of students and faculty. 
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Past Events:

Draft Coach Workshop for Students

Thurs, January 11th, 2024
12:00PM-12:45PM
Online - No Registration Required: Click to Join

Attend the workshop to learn:

  • What Draft Coach is
  • How it can help you with your writing and upholding academic integrity
  • Suggestions on how to use this tool

Workshop details at: https://www.kpu.ca/academicintegrity/students/draftcoach/workshops 

Spring 2024 First Year Festival - Student Resource Fair

Come by our booth to engage in some fun activities with the KPU Academic Integrity Unit!

  • Mon, Jan 8th 12:00-2:00PM @ Surrey Campus, Main & Spruce Atrium
  • Tues, Jan 9th 12:00-2:00PM @ Langley Campus, West 1030 Meeting Room and in the 1020 Gathering Space
  • Wed, Jan 10th 12:00-2:00 @ Richmond Campus, Main Atrium

Long Night Against Procrastination

  • Surrey Campus Library, November 23, 5:30pm-11:00pm
  • Richmond Campus Library, November 28, 1:00-5:00pm

The KPU Academic Integrity Unit will be having a table at the upcoming Long Night Against Procrastination Events hosted by the KPU Library. Come by our table to engage in our interactive activities and to get KPU Swag! You will also have a chance to win a $50 KPU Bookstore Gift Card.

Details

Academic Integrity Week

October 16-20th, 2023

Join us for a variety of events for both students and faculty around promoting a culture of academic integrity at KPU during our 2nd annual KPU Academic Integrity Week! Visit the event page for details!

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Academic Integrity Jeopardy - First Year Festival

Tues, Sept 5th, 2023 12-1 PM
Online

Have you heard of Jeopardy? Want to win a $50 KPU Bookstore gift card? Come join us for an online game of Jeopardy on the theme of academic integrity led by our Academic Integrity Student Ambassadors!

No registration necessary - just join at the event start time. Details here: https://www.kpu.ca/academicintegrity/fyf

KPU Welcomes You

Mon, Aug 28th - Fri, Sept 1st, 2023 
Various KPU Campuses

We will be part of the Student Resource Fair during the KPU Welcomes You orientations. Come by to complete a quick academic integrity game, get some treats, and meet our Academic Integrity Student Ambassadors! 

Register for KPU Welcomes You at: https://www.kpu.ca/orientation/fall 

ChatGPT Event for Students: Artificial Intelligence & Academic Integrity

Have you heard of ChatGPT or other generative artificial intelligence technologies? Do you have questions about their relationship with academic integrity?

Come check out our ChatGPT Table on the first floor of the KPU Surrey Campus Library

Tuesday, April 11th, 2023
11:30AM - 1:30PM

Drop by for a few minutes to spin the wheel of integrity, ask any questions you might have, and get a chocolate egg!

Academic Integrity in the age of Artificial Intelligence: Challenges for Educators and Administrators

This event is open to all KPU employees.

When: Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 from 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Online

Recording

Restorative Justice in the University Classroom

Restorative justice is an approach to harm and conflict based on Indigenous ways of being and knowing and promising practices supported by social psychology, neurobiology, and education. This presentation introduces the philosophy and practices of restorative justice and how these could be helpful in supporting faculty to have difficult conversations with students about everything from coming in late, interpersonal conflict, and academic integrity transgressions. 

Presenter: Alana Abramson has been teaching in the Criminology department for KPU for the last 15 years and has been involved as a researcher, trainer and practitioner of restorative justice since 1999. Her doctoral work focused on restorative justice and post-secondary educational settings and she is passionate about finding innovative, meaningful, and relational ways to enhance the lives of students and faculty.

When: Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 from 12:00-12:45PM 
Location: Online

Recording

 

Information about ChatGPT and Other AI Tools at KPU
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