Promoting Academic Integrity and Handling Suspected Academic Dishonesty

The 5(+1) most important actions faculty can take for each

Undergraduate Academic Integrity Policy  

Graduate Student Academic and Research/Creative Activity Integrity Policy

Promoting Academic Integrity

  1. Talk about academic integrity and why it is important as well as what constitutes academic dishonesty and why it is detrimental for students – do this early and often
  2. Provide clear academic integrity guidelines and policy information in the syllabus and/or in your course site
  3. Give clear and specific guidelines about what constitutes acceptable collaboration and sharing of / using others’ work
  4. Provide clear and specific guidelines and resources for source use and citation expectations
  5. Assess students’ knowledge of academic integrity expectations for your course
  6. Hold students accountable for their actions in accordance with University policy (see below)

Handling Suspected Academic Dishonesty

  1. Gather the initial relevant information or write down why you suspect dishonesty
  2. Talk with the student(s) about the situation (if comfortable doing so)

If you still suspect dishonesty occurred:

  1. Compile the relevant evidence and information about the situation
  2. Submit a report to your department chair/program director (see Academic Dishonesty Reporting Checklist)
  3. Do not record a grade for the assignment/course until the case is fully resolved
  4. If you have any questions at any point in this process, consult with your department chair/program director or the Coordinator for Academic Integrity

For more information, read the full Faculty FAQ about Academic Integrity or visit the faculty resources page of the academic integrity website. Or contact:

Brenda R. Quaye
Coordinator for Academic Integrity