Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the definition for academic integrity?
  • Academic integrity equals students' responsibility and honesty in scholarship. While assignments help students learn and grades help them understand how good they are with learning, students should remember about academic integrity and practice it to achieve the best results.

  • Why do you care about it?
  • Every educational institution cares about academic integrity of their students because it determines its reputation. To provide students with the best school opportunities, internships and jobs, every institution should think of student ethical development; and Academic Integrity Seminar helps them achieve that.

  • What is Academic Integrity Seminar designed for?
  • Academic Integrity Seminar was designed to teach students the importance of ethics development and academic integrity, to examine their self-discipline and trust. This seminar is aimed to explain young people the mutual obligation between them as individuals and society. This seminar contributes to ethical development through questions, provocative readings and self-examination.

  • How does it support academic integrity?
  • Academic Integrity Seminar teaches students about the concept of academic integrity and its importance for both their personal and professional life. Every educational institution has a kind of Academic Integrity Codes - organizations responsible for integrity: their duties are to identify all cases of academic misconduct, investigate and report about them. Plus, such organizations actively work to promote academic integrity and advise students on campus about it.

  • Does this seminar pay individual attention to every student?
  • Individual approach to every student is a very essential part of Academic Integrity Seminar. Its tutors are very experienced, and they are always ready to make additional suggestions to every individual student if he needs it.

  • Who are tutors at Academic Integrity Seminar?
  • Academic Integrity Seminar has two regular tutors - Gary Pavela and DeForest McDaff. Sometimes highly qualified graduates are invited to become tutors as well.

  • Is it possible to complete this seminar online?
  • Though this seminar is available both in person and online, its regular tutors comment that a face-to-face scheme usually works better because a personal conversation helps them concentrate on discussion, understand every student better and approach to each of them individually.

  • What is the definition for academic misconduct?
  • Academic misconduct is any dishonest and prohibited deeds and means a student uses to get a higher grade or course credit. It includes but is not limited to cheating, improper collaboration, data fabrication, plagiarism, submitting the same assignment for two or more classes, hacking, attempts to assist others in academic misconduct.

  • How can students report academic misconduct?
  • Educational institutions pay much attention to integrity, and they usually have a system that lets anyone report all cases of academic misconduct. You can contact the Integrity Council of your college or university via emails at official websites within 15 days of discovering a case of academic misconduct, and they should take care of it.

  • Does Academic Integrity Seminar use any strategies to reduce cheating or plagiarism?
  • Academic Integrity Seminar and its tutors try to develop trust and mutual understanding with students, and they do everything to avoid all unpleasant situations of academic misconduct at their seminar. They practice the "know the student" rule, engaging young people into discussion and learning their interests and backgrounds better.

  • Is this seminar limited to students responsible for academic misconduct?
  • Academic Integrity Seminar is relevant and open to all students, and its tutors do not limit the audience here.

  • How does Academic Integrity Seminar evaluate students' responses?
  • Students who take part in Academic Integrity Seminar are expected to be thoughtfully engaged and demonstrate their critical thoughts. There are no right or wrongs answers; a student should be able to support his response with references to given resources.

  • How long is Academic Integrity Seminar?
  • Yes, Academic Integrity Seminar organizers have contact information of all customers who've completed it. Send them email, and they will provide you with contacts.

  • Are Academic Integrity Seminars limited to college or university students only?
  • No. Academic Integrity Seminar welcomes high schools students and individual students too. All assignments are composed accordingly.