It is important to familiarize yourself with the University of Toronto’s policies and procedures on academic matters. The Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters pertains to all students and faculty at the University of Toronto and is reprinted in all academic calendars.
The Governing Council also provides information on the Code of Student Conduct
at the University of Toronto.
More information on the Office of Student Academic Integrity can be found on the OSAI website.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND THE ROLE OF THE INSTRUCTOR: information on what constitutes an academic offence, discussing academic integrity with your students and what to do should you suspect plagiarism.
A student's take on plagiarism (courtesy of the UpbeaT blog)
The University of Toronto has a site license that enables all faculty and students to use Turnitin.com, a plagiarism prevention system. For more information on this service please contact Pam Gravestock, Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation at 416-946-8585, or visit the TURNITIN section of this website.
Course and Assignment Design
Faculty may wish to consult with colleagues and/or their department when developing or redesigning courses and assignments. In addition, outlines from previously offered courses can also be a useful resource. The CTSI has also developed tip sheets for course and syllabus design.
Dr. Margaret Procter (Coordinator, Writing Support, UofT) has prepared a document to assist instructors with assignment design. These tips are available online at: www.writing.utoronto.ca/faculty
Evaluation of Student Work
Instructors may wish to consult with colleagues or CTSI regarding the evaluation of student work. Tips for “Grading Papers without Killing Yourself” and “Commenting and Evaluating” on student papers are available online at: www.writing.utoronto.ca/faculty
A document that discusses various assessment issues and techniques is available through the Faculty of Arts & Science at:
Simon Fraser University (SFU) produced a final report for the Vice President Academic's Task Force on Academic Honesty and Integrity. Please visit the SFU website for more details.