Academic Integrity

Learn the rules of university writing  


Academic integrity
includes ideas of ownership, scholarship, and acceptable behaviour. Learning the conventions and practices of academic disciplines takes time.

To learn more about the rules surrounding academic integrity at Dalhousie, you can attend a seminar or come into the Writing Centre for a one-on-one appointment. The Writing Centre staff members are faculty members, staff members, and senior students who can help you with academic integrity issues—before they become problematic. Please call (902) 494-1963 or email writingcentre@dal.ca for an appointment.

Academic Integrity Online Module


The Writing Centre Academic Integrity Module is a scenario-based online learning module designed to support your understanding of the expectations of academic integrity at Dalhousie.

These concepts and expectations are explained using straightforward language based on actual cases here at Dalhousie. There is also a quiz that provides you with immediate feedback.

You may already be automatically registered in the AIM through one of your courses. If so, you will see the “Writing Centre Academic Integrity Module” listed in your Brightspace Course List.

If you are not already registered, you are now able to self-register in the Academic Integrity Module.

Please note: This link only works if you are logged out of Brightspace when you click it.

If you're a student who would like to learn more about the Academic Integrity Module, or a faculty member interested in adding a Writing Centre academic integrity module for your students, please contact Janice.Eddington@dal.ca for more information.