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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:

  • Discuss with each of your faculty their expectations for maintaining academic integrity. Understand that you have a student responsibility to uphold academic integrity based on the expectations outlined in each of your course syllabi.
  • Understand instructors' criteria for academic integrity and their policies 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.

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

  • Utilize the campus’s resources, such as the Berick Center for Student Advising, and Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), if feeling overwhelmed, burdened or pressured.

  • Attend Academic Integrity workshops offered throughout the academic year.

  • If you suspect that an academic integrity violation may have occurred, know that you can talk to your instructor, Advising Dean, Director of Academic Integrity, or the Student Conduct and Community Standards Office to report any allegations of academic misconduct.

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