At the University of York, you are part of a community of students, lecturers, researchers and professionals who have come together to pursue knowledge in an environment of shared research, skills and expertise. Academic integrity represents a set of values which operate as the foundation of academic practice and through which members of the community can develop knowledge that the whole community can trust:
In order to turn these principles into practice, the Learning Enhancement Team includes a designated Academic Integrity Resource Manager who provides University-wide support and resources with all aspects of Academic Integrity.
Staff members can arrange bespoke workshops for their students at all levels of study. Our workshops can be tailored to address a wide variety of issues:
In order to arrange a bespoke workshop, contact the Academic Integrity Resource Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a consultation.
Turnitin is the main text-matching software used at the University of York (Safeassign is also available). We offer workshops to staff and students to improve the formative and summative use of Turnitin in the academic writing process. We recommend that departments offer Turnitin workshops for students in tandem with Academic Integrity and Referencing workshops.
Staff can access Turnitin through their Yorkshare VLE. If you cannot find a Turnitin module in your VLE Module list, email email@example.com to enquire about access.
There are two one hour workshops available to staff which run at various dates throughout the year. Also, if departments wish to have a specific workshop for their staff, this can be arranged.
All students have the opportunity to access Turnitin text-matching software to help develop writing skills and improve the integration of source material into assignments. In order to gain access to Turnitin students must attend a 1 hour Turnitin workshop (delivered by a trained PGWT) and pass a short test. There are three options:
The Academic Integrity Resource Manager offers support to staff and students with Academic Misconduct cases.
Our Academic Integrity site provides information for students.
There are seven different referencing styles used across the University:
We have seven downloadable referencing style guides available to staff and students on the Academic Integrity site.
All undergraduate and taught postgraduate students must complete the online Academic Integrity Tutorial (AIT). The AIT provides the foundational knowledge for our taught students on academic misconduct, acknowledgement and referencing. Staff have access to a demo of this tutorial in the Yorkshare VLE module list, it is very useful to review this tutorial to see the basic training students have received.
All postgraduate research (PGR) students must complete the online Research Integrity Tutorial (RIT). The RIT provides the foundational knowledge of integrity issues expected for a research degree at the University. It is divided into three section: Academic Integrity, Research Integrity and Ethical Considerations. Staff have access to a demo of the RIT in the Yorkshare VLE module list, it is very useful to review this tutorial if you are supervising student research projects.
We have a special email address for students with academic integrity queries, usually relating to referencing problems (how do I reference this source?) and accessing or interpreting Turnitin. This service is also available to staff, if you are having trouble referencing a source, please feel free to contact us.
The Academic Integrity Resource Manager is research active and has access to a vast list of academic resources on academic integrity. If you wish to know more about researching academic integrity or a particular integrity issue (such as helping international students with referencing), please get in contact.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have wish to discuss any integrity matters or have trouble accessing any of these resources.