“The best way to infect the student with the zest for intellectual integrity is to put him near a teacher who is himself selflessly devoted to the truth.”
– from the Harvard University “Redbook” (“General Education in a Free Society”), cited in Derek Bok, “Ethics the University and Society,” Harvard Magazine, May-June 1988, p. 42.
Twenty things you should know about academic integrity at Syracuse University
What is academic integrity? Why is it important? This informative link provides faculty members and students with answers to these and other essential questions.
Find practical strategies and advice for avoiding plagiarism in research and writing.
Advice to Faculty
Suggestions for faculty on ways to protect and promote academic integrity from student leaders at four major Universities including Syracuse University.
“Syracuse University’s Academic Integrity Policy holds students accountable for the integrity of the work they submit. Students should be familiar with the policy and know that it is their responsibility to learn about course-specific expectations, as well as about university policy. The university policy governs appropriate citation and use of sources, the integrity of work submitted in exams and assignments, and the veracity of signatures on attendance sheets and other verification of participation in class activities. The policy also prohibits students from submitting the same written work in more than one class without receiving written authorization in advance from both instructors. The presumptive penalty for a first offense by an undergraduate student is course failure, accompanied by a transcript notation indicating that the failure resulted from a violation of Academic Integrity Policy. The standard sanction for a first offense by a graduate student is suspension or expulsion. For more information and the complete policy, see http://academicintegrity.syr.edu.”
[Insert any course specific expectations, consistent with the Academic Integrity Policy, here]
The Academic Integrity Policy: http://academicintegrity.syr.edu/academic-integrity-policy/
Twenty Questions and Answers about the Academic Integrity Policy: http://academicintegrity.syr.edu/faculty-resources/
What does academic integrity mean?: http://academicintegrity.syr.edu/what-does-academic-integrity-mean/
Suggested Syllabus Statement for Turnitin
“This class will be using Turnitin, a plagiarism prevention system. The ease of using the Internet has made it very easy for students to “cut and paste” material into papers that they are writing without proper citation. I will submit all/some/ papers that you write in this class to Turnitin, a service that identifies “matched text.” I will then interpret the originality report, based on your writing capability and writing style. In this class, you will also be given the opportunity to submit your own papers to Turnitin to check that all sources you have used are properly acknowledged and cited. Note that all submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database, solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers.”