Academic integrity is a murky issue that has become even more complex in the digital world in which we now conduct our academic work. For example, before class projects were posted on-line, there was no need to consider the legal and ethical issues of using images for a project that will only be shown in the classroom and one that will be posted on-line. Furthermore, there are new websites that help students cheat while making it more difficult for faculty members to easily identify the dishonesty.
The Academic Integrity section of Resources for Writers provides links to information about academic integrity as well as ways to avoid plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty. But, because we live in the 21st century where digital literacy projects are shared outside the classroom, tutorials and other information concerning copyright law is also provided.
Some of the rules of academic integrity are very straightforward and clear. An example of this type of rule is that you need to place quotation marks around text that you take word for word from another author. Others are more complex. Still others require an understanding of copyright law.
There are many quality on-line resources that promote academic integrity. I have compiled links in the following categories.
The following information available through Resources for Researchers also promotes academic integrity.
- "Examples of Academic Dishonesty"
- "Plagiarism/Academic Integrity Quiz"
- "Basic Copyright Law"
- "Find Legal Images for Digital Literacy Projects"
Resources for Faculty
- Basic Copyright Law
- Plagiarize Proof Specific Assignments
- Promoting Academic Integrity at the Classroom Level
- Schoolcraft College Policy 3112: Use of Copyrighted Materials
- Plagiarism Detection Tools