Academic Integrity Matters (AIM)
The Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) program is now fully online and offered year-round to help students learn about UBC Okanagan’s standards for academic honesty, how to properly credit and cite research, and how to avoid plagiarism issues.
Please refer students as early as possible.
To support students in learning about the best practices for academic integrity, the AIM program’s goals are to:
- Intervene before disciplinary processes are instigated for academic integrity breaches.
- Provide individually tailored appointments that offer opportunities to practice correct citations and to understand the steps that are needed to create responsible academic writing.
How it works
Upon referral, the AIM coordinator emails the student with a self-enroll link for a self-guided Canvas course. The student must complete a brief intake questionnaire and consent form, three AIM modules, and three knowledge-testing quizzes. If applicable, students are encouraged to provide copies of the assignment(s) in question.
Upon completion of the self-guided course, the student informs the AIM coordinator by email, who arranges a Virtual Meeting for them with an AIM consultant. Based on the student’s needs, the AIM consultant will develop an individualized plan during the first meeting for the subsequent support.
After the student has signed the consent form, the faculty member will be sent reports on the student’s progress until the student has completed or discontinued the program.
If you are a faculty member wishing to refer a student who needs additional support for academic integrity, please fill out the referral form below.
Refer a student to Academic Integrity Matters (AIM)
Typically, a student is referred to the AIM program when a faculty member notices that a student is having issues with integrating sources into their writing (or if the student expresses a need for additional support).
There may be many students moving through the AIM program simultaneously and appointments may be limited.