One of the most effective ways to prevent academic dishonesty is to engage students in a conversation about the topic. We believe that students, faculty and staff can be excellent ambassadors of promoting and modeling honest work and ethical behavior. When faculty members review The Code of Academic Integrity with students, set clear standards, and stress the importance of doing academically honest work in their course, students receive the message that University of Maryland policies (and the consequences of violating them) are serious. Likewise, peer education and disapproval has a powerful influence on students’ attitude toward, and likelihood of, cheating. It will take faculty, staff and students working together to build a culture of integrity, character and ethics.
In an effort to help start campus discussions about academic integrity and I.C.E., you can either facilitate an Academic Integrity presentation to your class or campus group, or request that a University Student Judiciary (USJ) member come to you. Academic Integrity presentations describe types of academic dishonesty, provide ways to avoid violating University of Maryland policies, explain the Honor Review process, and cover other related conduct issues. Presentations may be tailored to meet the needs of your class or group:
Typical Length -- between 15-30 minutes
Audience -- tailored for specific types of classes (e.g., lab, writing-intensive, exam-intensive) and participants (e.g., undergraduates, graduate students, TAs)
To request an academic integrity presentation, please complete the request form at least two weeks prior to your preferred presentation date. Please note that depending on demand, we may not be able to accommodate all requests.
For the 2016-2017 Academic Year, we will not be able to accommodate presentations before the week of September 12, 2016!
If you are interested in facilitating an Academic Integrity presentation, please click here for a set of resources and instructions.