ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT AND
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY RESOURCES FOR FACULTY
Faculty are encouraged to utilize these resources in educating their students about academic integrity and what consistutes academic misconduct. Please use the resources in whatever way works best for your course including sending resources directly to students, embedded in online courses, and/or showing in-person.
Academic Integrity at Iowa State Tutorial
Below are ways you may consider implementing this resource in your course.
- Imbed the reading link into your Canvas course as a resource for students
- Assign the reading and facilitate a class or virtual discussion around the content. Questions could include:
- How would you define academic integrity and why is it important?
- What is the relationship between academic integrity and ethics in your chosen career field?
- What are the benefits of doing your academic work honestly? What do you gain personally and professionally?
- What are the potential consequences of doing your academic work dishonestly, both personally and professionally?
- Assign the reading and require students to answer, download, and submit the questions found under “What is academic integrity and why is it important?”
- Assign the reading and require students to complete the knowledge checks (9 total) and submit screenshots or documentation of completion.
Faculty are encouraged to provide information in their syllabus regarding expectations related to coursework completion, academic integrity and the academic/grade consequences for students who complete their work dishonestly. CELT and the Office of Student Conduct have created sample syllabus statements:
The class will follow Iowa State University’s policy on academic misconduct (5.1 in the Student Code of Conduct). Students are responsible for adhering to university policy and the expectations in the course syllabus and on coursework and exams, and for following directions given by faculty, instructors, and Testing Center regulations related to coursework, assessments, and exams. Anyone suspected of academic misconduct will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct in the Dean of Students Office. Information about academic integrity and the value of completing academic work honestly can be found in the Iowa State University Academic Integrity Tutorial.
Need a Presentation?
The Office of Student Conduct and the Writing and Media Center offer presentations and workshops to educate students on academic integrity. To request a presentation:
Office of Student Conduct
- Academic Integrity
- Why students cheat (geared toward TAs, faculty, and staff)
Academic Success Center
Ethical Source Use (Avoiding Plagiarism)
Description: This workshop provides an opportunity to practice paraphrasing strategies, summarizing strategies, and integrating quotations. The workshop also addresses how to avoid plagiarism through the ethical use of sources.
Estimated Length: 45–60 minutes
Click here to request this workshop
A four-part webinar series that explores strategies related to paraphrasing, summarizing, integrating quotations, and other ethical considerations.
Other workshops can be found here: https://www.wmc.dso.iastate.edu/our-services/presentations