Columbia College | Columbia Engineering

Understanding how to uphold integrity and policies

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Academic courses can be very challenging, for it requires us to create original work from our synthesis of the work done by others. You will learn strategies for developing original work, ways to ensure that your work is trustworthy, the consequences for submitting work that is dishonest, and the resources available to assist you in achieving your best work.

To help you uphold our academic integrity policies, you can:

  • Understand what instructors deem as academic dishonesty and their policy on citation and group collaboration;

  • Clarify any questions or concerns about assignments with instructors as early as possible

  • Develop a timeline for drafts and final edits of assignments and begin preparation in advance;

  • Avoid plagiarism: acknowledge people’s opinions and theories by carefully citing their words and always indicating sources;

  • Utilize the campus’s resources, such as the advising centers and Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), if feeling overwhelmed, burdened or pressured;

  • Assume that collaboration in the completion of assignments is prohibited unless specified by the instructor.

Academic Integrity


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