Promoting Academic Integrity in Your Course

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Practices to promote academic integrity in your course

  • View the Teaching Support website dedicated to help faculty teach Academic Integrity.
  • Define appropriate use of resources at the beginning of the course. Restate these expectations as exams and assignments come due.
  • Include the recommended syllabus insertion regarding scholastic dishonesty.
  • Explicitly state expectations for collaboration and group work.
  • Change exams routinely and reorder exam questions.
  • Proctor exams carefully and closely monitor makeup test arrangements.
  • Discuss the importance of academic integrity with students. Case studies (attached below) and discussion starters can help guide classroom discussions. 

Advice from students on how to promote academic integrity in your course

How to Respond if Scholastic Dishonesty Occurs

If scholastic dishonesty does occur, the University has an established process for responding. Click here for information about an instructor’s role in responding to scholastic dishonesty.

Resources for Teaching Writing

The Center for Writing has a number of online resources for teaching students how to write with sources and avoid plagiarism.

Turn It In

Turnitin is a grading and evaluation tool that assists in detecting plagiarism. Click here for information from Turnitin about how to best make use of this program.

Reporting Scholastic Dishonesty

One way of supporting academic integrity is to consistently report scholastic dishonesty as it occurs. University policy requires instructors to report student scholastic dishonesty to the Office for Community Standards. This enables the University to identify problems and address them with students. Click here for more information about reporting scholastic dishonesty.

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