Integrity Week

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Welcome to Columbia's Integrity Week 2023

Integrity Week at Columbia facilitates integral conversations with our campus community about integrity and ethics in academia through programs and workshops that center around the fundamental values of academic integrity in research, teaching, and learning. This week of collective action and learning strengthens the Columbia community commitment to honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage.

This week is co-sponsored by and made possible through collaborations with: Academic Integrity, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia Libraries, Berick Center for Student Advising, Office of Research Compliance and Training, Center for Student Success and Intervention, Center for Teaching & Learning, Undergraduate Student Life, Writing Center, CUIMC Division of Ethics, Columbia College Alumni Association and Columbia Engineering Alumni Association.

Program information, registration links (in blue), and details on each day's events can be found below. If you have questions please email

Monday, February 27

Learning Lunch: Academic Integrity Case Studies--Why Context Matters | Center for Teaching & Learning

Lerner 401
11:40am - 12:55pm (Hybrid)

Faculty Registration

Looking to create learning environments that support undergraduate students in upholding the values of academic integrity? Join other faculty members in learning and sharing strategies to lessen or eliminate the impact of contextual factors in classrooms that can induce academically dishonest behaviors. Lunch will be provided for those registered and coming in person – see your confirmation email for more details.

Integrity Week Kick-Off Event

Lerner Ramps
12:00pm — 2:00 pm  (In Person)

Register for a reminder.

Join members of the CC-SEAS Integrity Advisory Board and staff in the kick to Integrity Week. Drop by Lerner Ramps to hear about the workshops happening during the week, grab some free integrity swag, and snacks between classes!

Academic Writing | Columbia Engineering, Professional Development & Leadership

2:00pm - 4:00pm (In Person | Davis Auditorium) To register, please email directly for access to the link

Academic writing can sometimes feel like "playing a familiar game by completely new rules." In this session we will cover how academic writing (such as a thesis or research paper) compares to other kinds of writing you may do. Specifically, we will discuss the techniques and approaches to academic writing as well as how your writing can showcase your engineering and applied science skills. 

Citation Management with Zotero | Columbia Libraries

3:30pm-4:30pm (Online)
Register to receive a Zoom link

Need help creating citations and bibliographies? Zotero is a free, open-source bibliographic management program that allows you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research. This one-hour workshop will introduce you to Zotero and provide strategies for effectively using it in your research and writing.

Please download Zotero (for Mac OS or Windows) and the Zotero Connector (for Firefox, Chrome, or Safari) prior to the workshop.

Tuesday, February 28

Writing Center Pop Up | Academic Integrity, Writing Center & International@Columbia

Lerner 505
3:00pm - 6:00pm (In Person)


This collaborative event with International@Columbia invites students to workshop their current papers with Writing Center consultants as well as receive support from International@Columbia staff. Come by for some snacks and information about citation management and writing support!

Anatomy of a (Hypothetical) Case of Research Misconduct | Office of Research Compliance & Training

4:00pm - 5:30pm (Virtual)
Register to receive a Zoom link

Join the Office of Research Compliance & Training for a panel discussion exploring a hypothetical case of scientific research misconduct.

Wednesday, March 1

Making it Hard to Cheat | Center for Teaching & Learning

Butler Library 212
(In Person)
Open to graduate students and postdocs


How can we design courses and assignments that discourage or make it difficult to cheat? Research on cheating suggests that there are predictable conditions that can induce cheating behaviors. We’ll explore the research on cheating in higher education and use it to devise strategies to reduce cheating and even improve students’ overall performance in our courses by fostering their own intrinsic motivations to learn deeply in the classroom.

Improving Equity, Transparency, and Accountability of Research in the Age of Mass Incarceration | Division of Ethics, Columbia University Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics

12:00pm -2:00pm (Virtual)

This event is part of a series that focuses on the educational, historical, and clinical dimensions of incarceration and health justice, including speakers in research, teaching and advocacy roles, and those with lived experience at the intersections of justice and healthcare. 

Paraphrasing and Citation | Columbia Engineering, Professional Development & Leadership

Davis Auditorium

2:00pm - 4:00pm (In Person)  To register, please email directly.

You want to cite good sources but do not know how to use the sources effectively? In this session, you will practice some paraphrasing skills to cite sources. You will learn the cultural differences in understanding paraphrasing and citation use. You will be able to list paraphrasing techniques and apply the skills to citing sources. Also, you will learn how to use in-text citation, direct quotation, and references following the US citation conventions. 

Time Management Tips with Shovel Founder, Petr Placek

6:00pm - 7:00pm (Online)

Time management is stress management. Learn how to become more productive while preserving more time for fun!

Thursday, March 2

A Sneak Peek: Integrity at the Center for Student Success & Intervention

2:30pm - 3:45pm (Online)

Preview the new Center for Student Success and Intervention! This webinar offers the opportunity to meet and engage with some of the staff members and learn more about their passion for helping students through various challenges.

Citation Management with Zotero | Columbia Libraries

Butler 306

4:30pm -5:30pm (In Person)

Need help creating citations and bibliographies? Zotero is a free, open-source bibliographic management program that allows you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research. This one-hour workshop will introduce you to Zotero and provide strategies for effectively using it in your research and writing.

Please download Zotero (for Mac OS or Windows) and the Zotero Connector (for Firefox, Chrome, or Safari) prior to the workshop.

Why Learning With Integrity Matters: Student Panel | Academic Integrity & Student Conduct

7:00pm -8:00pm (Online)

Hear from a student panel led by Columbia students from the CC-SEAS Integrity advisory board and the Student Navigator program on why learning with integrity matters and how it can enhance your educational experience. The panel will be facilitated by Dr. Victoria Malaney-Brown, Director of Academic Integrity.

Friday, March 3

Effective Collaboration: Working Together with Integrity | Peer Academic Skills Consultants, Berick Center for Student Advising

Lerner Hall, Suite 601
1:00pm - 2:00pm (Hybrid – In Person & Online)

Register to attend in-person and to receive the Zoom link

Whether you are preparing for an exam with a study group or working on an assignment with classmates, collaboration is an essential component of academic success. Join the Peer Academic Skills Consultants to learn strategies for collaborating effectively while maintaining academic integrity.

Columbia College & Columbia Engineering Ethical Career Panel & Networking Event

Carleton Commons, Mudd Building 
3:00pm - 5:00pm (In Person)


Join Columbia College and Columbia Engineering alumni in an interactive panel discussing ethical considerations in the fields of law, medicine, public health, finance, and engineering.

Part 1: Come to listen to our amazing alumni in a panel format while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres.

Part 2: You will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with our alumni panelists to discuss your own career questions and network. Coffee and desserts will be provided. 

Alumni speakers include from Columbia College: Susannah Cohen CC'17 (Law), Deborah Kaplan CC'03 (Law/Compliance), Elizabeth Angeles CC'13 (Public Health), and Diana Bryk CC'10 (Medicine); Columbia Engineering alumni will include: Haris Durrani SEAS'15 (Applied Physics, Law, and Author), and Rohit Sharma SEAS'20 (Finance).

To see our past CC-SEAS Academic Integrity Awareness events held see these links from 2020, 2021, and 2022.


Academic Integrity


Alfred Lerner Hall, 6th Floor

Call: 212-853-1772