Updated Suggested Syllabus Language

August 15, 2016

Updated suggested syllabus language is now available.


Updated August 15, 2016

With the help of an advisory committee of faculty, students and senior administrators from each SU School and College, the AIO began exploring options for further improving the effectiveness, fairness, efficiency, and flexibility of the University’s Academic Integrity Policies and Procedures. In spring 2016, the University Senate passed a motion in support of the consensus principles of the policy revision developed by the advisory committee and requested that the AIO expand a small pilot program testing the proposed revisions. The College of Engineering and Computer Science, the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, the School of Information Studies and the College of Visual and Performing Arts are participating in the pilot policy this fall. The existing academic integrity policy will remain in effect at the other Schools and Colleges with the exception of the College of Law, which operates under its own policy. To read more about the proposed policy revision and the pilot, click on the documents below. For questions about the pilot, contact the Academic Integrity Office or the Academic Integrity Coordinator of the participating School or College.

1) Frequently Asked Questions about the Proposed Revisions to the Academic Integrity Policy
2) Background, Process and Timeline of the Proposed Policy Revisions
3) The Pilot Academic Integrity Policy  (College of Engineering and Computer Science, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, School of Information Studies and College of Visual and Performing Arts)
4) The Pilot Policy Violation and Sanction Classification Rubric

The Academic Integrity Office will continue to seek input from the University Community on the proposed policy revisions this fall. Please email aio@syr.edu to send us comments or questions about the proposed revisions or about the pilot policy in effect in ECS, Falk, VPA and the i-School.


Academic Integrity Office

Margaret L. Usdansky, Director
Janine Jarvis, Program Coordinator
012 E.S. Bird Library
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-5412
E-mail: aio@syr.edu


Annual Report

The 2014-2015 annual report is now available. You can view previous years’ reports on the annual reports page.

SU news and study tip videos

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 News Coverage

Click on the headlines below for recent news coverage of issues relevant to academic integrity. Note: Some articles may only be accessible on campus.

The New York Times: Trump Institute Offered Get-Rich Schemes With Plagiarized Lessons

The Chronicle of Higher Education: In a Fake Online Class With Students Paid to Cheat, Could Professors Catch the Culprits?

The Chronicle of Higher Education: To Stop Exam Cheats, Economists Say, Try Assigning Seats

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Cheating Inadvertently

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Universities Ban Smart Watches During Finals

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Another Use for Yik Yak on Campus? Cheating on Exams

Inside Higher Ed: In China, No Choice But to Cheat?

ABC News: A Cheating Crisis in America’s Schools

LA Times: Colleges Grapple with Cheating in the Digital Age

Chronicle of Higher Education: Think Students in Your Class Might be Cheating? Here’s What to Do

Chronicle of Higher Education: Dartmouth and Stanford Apologize After a Political-Science Experiment Gone Wrong