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.
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.
- Dean Of Students Office (University of Florida): UF Policies
- Office of the Provost (University of Florida): Faculty Handbook
- Beyond the Podium Series: Creating a Culture of Integrity
- Staci Graff (Ensuring Academic Integrity): Assessment Strategies.
- Brian K. Marchman, Ph.D.: Ensuring online Academic Integrity
- Ashley Wade: Responding to Academic Misconduct
- ProctorU Tips: This is a quick and easy guide that will answer most questions regarding the use of ProctorU
- ProctorU Uses: This Adobe Connect session will provide basic answers to questions regarding the use of ProctorU
- ProctorU Testing Center
- Honorlock Proctoring
- UF Warrington College of Business Honorlock Student Guide
- Using Turnitin: This guide provides a quick and easy walkthrough of the uses and applications of Turnitin.
- David Glenn (2011): Online Courses Should Always Include Proctored Finals, Economist Warns
- Melissa Olt (2002): Ethics and Distance Education: Strategies for Minimizing Academic Dishonesty in Online Assessment
- George Watson & James Sottile (2010): Cheating in the Digital Age: Do Students Cheat More in Online Courses?