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Student Academic Resources

Why is Academic Integrity important?

Academic integrity, a foundational element of all educational communities, is the value underpinning everything we do at UIC. This value is a crucial component of not just the learning and skill building you do as a student, but also of the relationships you build with your professors and peers. Research shows that when you engage in academic misconduct, you both reinforce a culture of cheating1 on campus and diminish the value of your and your peers’ degree among hiring companies2. By focusing on your own growth and integrity, you set yourself up for success at UIC and beyond.

1Jordan, 2001.

2Carpenter, Harding & Finelli, 2006; Harding et al., 2003a, 2003b, 2004a, 20004b; Harding, Finelli, & Carpenter, 2006; McCabe, Treviño, and Butterfield, 2001.