It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
It is extremely important for instructors to report any and all academic integrity violations that they discover in their courses. The Office of Academic Integrity maintains a database of violations, and it is important to have accurate data regarding violations so the University can track trends as well as ensure that students receive appropriate sanctions. The newly updated Academic Integrity and Academic Misconduct policies are linked below, and the forms for reporting academic misconduct can be found on the Academic Affairs portal site. Any questions regarding the policies or the reporting process can be directed to Tess Gillis, the Academic Integrity Officer.
It is extremely important for instructors to provide their students with clear and specific instructions for every assignment, as well as information on guidelines and policies relating to classroom rules and expectations. Clearly outlining policies and expectations on the course syllabus will help the students avoid unintentional academic integrity violations, and will provide the instructor with hard evidence of policies in case of a violation. Types of policies and expectations to include may involve citation style, amount of collaboration allowed for assignments, level of peer review or assistance allowed for assignments, and what materials (if any) students are allowed to have during tests or exams.
Help reduce academic misconduct by educating your students about the types of violations and how to avoid them. Plagiarism especially is often committed unintentionally, by students who lack paraphrasing and citation skills. Teaching your students how to paraphrase and cite sources properly can go a long way towards reducing academic misconduct. Below are some resources that can be used to teach students skills that will help them avoid academic integrity violations.
Additionally, the SU Library hosts periodic citation workshops for students to provide overviews of the different citation styles and provide individual help with assignments. Encourage your students to attend these workshops!
Library staff members Sue Bonsteel, Elizabeth Fields, and Don Osborn presented this webinar discussing some of the updates and changes to the 7th edition of the APA manual.
Pedagogy, not Policing by Tyra Twomey (Editor); Ken Sagendorf (Editor); Holly White (Editor); Patrick Drinan (Foreword by)
Call Number: LB3609 .P36 2009
Publication Date: 2009-06-01
Pedagogy, not Policing is born out of a shared belief in the twin values of quality teaching and community effort. Bringing together the voices of graduate and undergraduate students, TAs, faculty, and other members of university communities, it asks and addresses such questions as what Academic Integrity (AI) is, what roles it plays in our colleges and universities, whom it serves, and what practices nourish and/or jeopardize it. The contributors will both challenge what you think you know about AI and offer pragmatic, concrete tools for how to promote it in classrooms.
Cheating Lessons by James M. Lang
Call Number: LB3609 .L275 2013
Publication Date: 2013-09-02
Cheating Lessons is a practical guide to tackling academic dishonesty at its roots. Drawing on an array of findings from cognitive theory, Lang analyzes the specific, often hidden features of course design and daily classroom practice that create opportunities for cheating. Courses that set the stakes of performance very high, that rely on single assessment mechanisms like multiple-choice tests, that have arbitrary grading criteria: these are the kinds of conditions that breed cheating. Lang seeks to empower teachers to create more effective learning environments that foster intrinsic motivation, promote mastery, and instill the sense of self-efficacy that students need for deep learning.
Academic Dishonesty: An Educator's Guide by Bernard E. Whitley; Patricia Keith-Spiegel
Call Number: LB3609 .W45 2002
Publication Date: 2001-12-01
This book, written by two nationally renowned scholars in the area of ethics in higher education, is intended to help teachers and administrators understand and handle problems of academic dishonesty. Chock-full of practical advice, the book is divided into three parts. Part I reviews the existing published literature about academic dishonesty among college and university students and how faculty members respond to the problem. Part II presents practical advice designed to help college and university instructors and administrators deal proactively and effectively with academic dishonesty. Part III considers the broader question of academic integrity as a system-wide issue within institutions of higher education.
The Plagiarism Handbook by Robert A. Harris; Vic Lockman (Illustrator)
Call Number: PN167.H37 2001
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Offering practical tools and ideas to combat academic plagiarism, this text outlines the scope of the problem and the role of the Internet in facilitating plagiarism, as well as describing types of intentional and unintentional plagiarism.
Intellectual Property by Jennifer Peloso (Editor)
Call Number: KF2979.I415 2003
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
This book provides an overview of different types of intellectual property and the issues associated with them. Chapter 2 discusses plagiarism, while Chapter 3 covers copyright. This book is a useful resource for instructors and administrators.