University appoints instructor as academic integrity officer

Her new position is a vital part of the university, says Danieli Arbex, who started a six-month term as academic integrity officer on November 26.

“When we provide our students with a proper education in integrity, it gives them the ability to apply lessons of right and wrong right from the beginning of their professional careers,” she says.

Dr. Arbex practised law in her native Brazil and holds advanced law degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been teaching in the UWindsor economics program since 2010.

Vice-provost students and international Clayton Smith says she makes a good fit.

“Danieli’s educational and legal backgrounds bring an international perspective to the Academic Integrity Office,” he says. “Her main goal is to strengthen the awareness and the educational role of the Academic Integrity Office, while maintaining the quality of our existing program.”

He added the University is reviewing the position to determine how best to advance academic integrity from both enforcement and educational perspectives.