The university-wide academic integrity policies are available through the university catalogue. Each school also outlines its own procedures for addressing cases of academic dishonesty. These policies were recently updated by BC’s Academic Officers Council to provide more consistency across the university, moving away from more local, school-based procedures.
These procedures do have mechanisms that account for the instructor’s perspective on the case. Working within these policies and procedures can demystify the process for instructors and students, provide support and accountability for individual instructors, and enable the school to identify possible behavioral patterns.