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Integrity for Staff/Advisers

As a staff member or adviser, you may not be directly involved with cases of academic integrity. You may, however, find yourself in situations where issues of academic integrity arise. The following suggestions can help you do your part to encourage academic integrity on Miami's campus:

  • Learn how to guide students in academic integrity and misconduct situations.
  • Publicize policies and expectations for conducting ethical research as well as procedures for investigating possible cases of academic dishonesty and its penalties.
  • Familiarize yourself with the judicial processes in cases involving academic dishonesty.
  • Provide support services (e.g., writing centers or web pages) for students who have questions about how to cite sources. (See Student Resources.)
  • Support faculty and student discussions of issues concerning academic honesty, research ethics, and plagiarism.
  • Recognize and improve upon working conditions (such as high teacher-student ratios) that reduce opportunities for more individualized instruction and decrease the need to handle papers and assignments too quickly and mechanically.
  • Provide faculty development opportunities for instructors to reflect on and, if appropriate, change the ways they work with writing in their courses.

See the links to the left for additional information about expectations for undergraduate students and graduate students as well as faculty.