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Table 4 Frequency of Responses to Items about Academic Environment

From: International students’ knowledge and emotions related to academic integrity at Canadian postsecondary institutions

Survey items Disagreed Not sure Agreed  
n % n % n % n
Cheating is a serious problem at my postsecondary institution. 9 19.6 12 26.1 25 54.3 46
The investigation of suspected incidents of cheating is fair and impartial at my post-secondary institution. 5 10.9 21 45.7 20 43.5 46
Students should be held responsible for monitoring the academic integrity of other students. 17 37.0 17 37.0 12 26.1 46
Faculty members are vigilant in discovering and reporting suspected cases of academic misconduct. 4 8.7 17 37.0 25 54.3 46
Instructors change assignments and exams on a regular basis 4 8.7 20 43.5 22 47.8 46
The amount of course work I’m expected to complete is reasonable for my year level and program. 5 10.9 8 17.4 33 71.7 46
The degree of difficulty in my exams and assignments is appropriate for my year level and program. 4 8.7 6 13.0 36 78.3 46
The types of assessment used in my courses are effective at evaluating my level of understanding of course concepts. 3 6.5 6 13.0 37 80.4 46
The types of assessment used in my courses are effective at helping me learn course concepts.   7 15.2 39 84.8 46
It is the responsibility of students to maintain academic integrity.   2 4.3 44 95.7 46
It is the responsibility of instructors to maintain academic integrity. 4 8.7 3 6.5 39 84.8 46
  1. Responses of Strongly disagree and Disagree, and Strongly agree and Agree were combined due to very small number of responses in some categories