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Academic Integrity for Students

Preventing Collusion

The Learning Commons has compiled and delivered extensive research on ways to reduce academic misconduct, including collusion. Below is an abbreviated list. For further details, talk with your instructor or contact Josh Seeland.


There are many ways for students to collaborate with integrity, including:

  • discuss collaboration, collusion, and academic integrity with your instructor and classmates
  • ask for clear guidelines around collaboration from your instructor
  • ask for examples of what students can and should do in group work (Sutton & Taylor, 2011)
  • collaborate only with classmates specified by your instructor, and only in the manner which your instructor specifies
  • complete assessments which are assigned individually on your own
  • ask for help from Assiniboine support staff, including your Student Success Advisor, the Learning Curve, and the Library