Learn what it takes to be an ethical student so that you can be an ethical business leader.

The “Academic Integrity: Values, Skills, Action” free online course is mainly for university and college students, including undergraduates, postgraduates and doctoral candidates. The authors of the course highlight:

Violation of academic integrity is taken very seriously by universities all over the world.

About the course

What is academic integrity? Why is it so important in academia? And how can you, as a student at university, achieve while maintaining integrity and honesty?

These are some of the important questions that you will explore over the four weeks of the course. As we do so, you will hear from the lead educator - Jason Stephens - as well as the perspectives of students like you.

Specifically, each week contains videos, articles, activities and quizzes that will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful and ethical learner. There will also be opportunities for you to discuss your ideas with other students on the course and learn from their experiences and points of view.

By the end of the course, you will come to understand the meaning of academic integrity and how to avoid academic dishonesty, misconduct and plagiarism; but more importantly you will also embrace the values associated with academic integrity as your own.

Additionally, and equally importantly, this course will help you develop the study skills and academic writing skills needed to act in accordance with those values, and thus achieve integrity.

About the instructor

Jason Stephens is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Previously he was an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, USA. He has a Ph.D. in Psychological Studies in Education from Stanford University.

Starting date: 1 August, 2016

Duration:  4 weeks, 1 hour per week

Language: English

Institution: The University of Auckland