Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) Program

What Does Academic Integrity Mean at UBC?

According to UBC’s definition of Academic Misconduct, “Students are responsible for informing themselves of the guidelines of acceptable and unacceptable conduct for graded assignments established by their instructors for specific courses, and of the examples of academic misconduct set out here. Academic misconduct that is subject to disciplinary measures includes, but is not limited to, engaging in, attempting to engage in, or assisting others to engage in any of the actions described here.

What is the AIM Program?

The Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) Program is a service to help students learn about academic integrity, receive advice on how to properly credit and cite research, and discuss plagiarism issues. The program is also an intervention before disciplinary processes for academic integrity breaches are instigated.

  • To intervene before disciplinary processes are instigated for academic integrity breaches.
  • To support student learning about academic writing, plagiarism concerns, or research citations.

How It Works

Who: The student will have an appointment with a trained AIM writing consultant.

What: The AIM program addresses what academic integrity means, teaches students to properly credit and cite research, and provides tips and strategies for ensuring responsible academic writing.

When: The appointment(s) will be an hour in length; you may have more than one. Appointments can be booked here.

Where: Writing and Research Centre in the Library (Lib 237)

Why: An appointment may be self-requested, TA requested, professor requested, or requested from a writing consultant.

For Students:

Book an appointment here.

For Faculty/TA Referring a Student:

If you are a faculty member or TA wishing to refer a student who needs additional support for academic integrity, you will need to fill out this referral form. If an instructor or TA refers a student, AIM staff will provide progress reports and feedback when the student signs a consent form.

AIM referral form for faculty and TAs

Contact Us

Writing and Research Services
Okanagan Campus
LIB 237 – 3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Phone: 250.807.9185