Academic Integrity for Instructors

Instructors & TAs

This section of the website is your new online Academic Integrity Handbook for Instructors and TAs. The sections are listed in the right hand column to help you navigate the various issues around preventing and reporting academic integrity. 

Print the Academic Integrity Handbook for Instructors and TAs (English)
Print the Academic Integrity Handbook for Instructors and TAs (French)


The regulations set out in the Code of Student Behaviour (“the Code”) cover everything you need to know about the procedures for dealing with academic misconduct. Section 30.5.4 focuses on Procedures for Instructors in Cases Respecting Inappropriate Academic Behaviour of the Code.

To augment the Code of Student Behaviour, the Academic Integrity program focuses on prevention of academic dishonesty by promoting integrity. These two approaches are complementary and together they work to reduce the number of incidents of inappropriate academic behaviour and encourage a climate of integrity.

Instructors and TAs are the point of first contact and play a key role in both prevention and detection of inappropriate academic behaviour. The following information is intended to guide you through the process from prevention to detection to reporting any cases that do arise. A list of resources is also provided for further information.

Questions? Contact us at studentconduct@ualberta.ca.


Please note this website does not replace or supersede the policies and procedures outlined in the Code of Student Behaviour. In the case of any disagreement, the Code of Student Behaviour takes precedence.

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Promoting Integrity
The best way to deal with academic misconduct is to prevent it from happening in the first place!

Identifying and Detecting Academic Misconduct
Understand what academic misconduct is and the best ways to detect it.

Proving Academic Misconduct
What is the Instructor's role in dealing with academic misconduct?

Reporting Academic Misconduct
If you believe that there has been a violation of the Code of Student Behaviour, this is what you need to know.

Dealing with Disruption
You will rarely have to deal with non-academic misconduct in your class, but we have a quick guide in case the need arises.