Introduction to Academic Integrity

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Academic Integrity, much like personal integrity, is a reflection of a student’s character. The purpose of higher education is to provide the opportunity for students to learn and gain knowledge that supports whatever career field they choose. To learn, students must be actively engaged, and this often includes navigating difficult courses and challenging situations. It is those challenges that often create the test of individual character. How will you respond when you have not prepared appropriately or managed time wisely? When you have been struggling throughout with course content, or are navigating personal circumstances that interfere with focus or course commitment? How will you respond when you believe your peers are engaging in dishonest behavior, and you are falling behind yourself? What decisions will you make in these situations, and how will this define your academic integrity?

This Academic Integrity Tutorial will discuss why academic integrity is important, provide examples of academic dishonesty, share how students can practice academic integrity, outline the university policy and procedures pertaining to academic misconduct, and share resources to support your academic integrity and student success.

Learning Objectives
  • Students will be able to define academic integrity and identify potential negative impacts of academic misconduct
  • Students will be able to define academic misconduct, plagiarism, and cheating, and identify examples of academic misconduct
  • Students will be able to identify effective strategies in support of academic integrity and identify study help services and sites that do not violate university policy
  • Students will know where to find the Student Code of Conduct and will understand potential consequences related to academic misconduct

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