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Integrity is a core principle that underpins our academic community. Faculty and students have a responsibility to uphold the highest ethical standards of academic conduct. The University of Florida has an Honor Pledge and policies related to Academic Integrity that faculty members should disseminate to their students.


Include Academic Integrity Statement on Syllabus

The University of Florida provides an example Academic Integrity statement that you can copy to your syllabus. Please visit the UF Syllabus Policy website for the statement.

Create Academic Integrity Quiz

Whether teaching online or on campus, you can educate and quiz your students on what constitutes an academic integrity violation in your class. Spell out expectations and show students examples of prior instances of cheating.

Update Assessments

Consider updating assessments or making multiple versions of the assessments that you can rotate from term to term or year to year. Students sometimes use course sharing websites to post information on activities and assessments of a particular course.

Educate Students on What Constitutes Plagiarism

Ask students to define plagiarism within the context of your course and field. Discuss research and writing techniques within your discipline. Show examples of correct format and citations in journal articles, research proposals, etc. so students are aware of expectations.


Anti-Plagiarism Tools

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