Promoting Academic Integrity in Your Course

Practices to promote academic integrity in your course

  • Define appropriate use of resources at the beginning of the course. Restate these expectations as exams and assignments come due.
  • Include the recommended syllabus insertion regarding scholastic dishonesty.
  • Explicitly state expectations for collaboration and group work.
  • Change exams routinely and reorder exam questions.
  • Proctor exams carefully and closely monitor makeup test arrangements.

Class Discussions around Academic Integrity

Discuss the importance of academic integrity with students. Case studies can help guide classroom discussions.

How to Respond if Scholastic Dishonesty Occurs

If scholastic dishonesty does occur, the University has an established process for responding. Click here for information about an instructor’s role in responding to scholastic dishonesty.

Resources for Teaching Writing

The Center for Writing has a number of online resources for teaching students how to write with sources and avoid plagiarism.

Turn It In

Turnitin is a grading and evaluation tool that assists in detecting plagiarism. Click here for information from Turnitin about how to best make use of this program. It is available to University of Minnesota instructors for use in their classes and is administered through Moodle. Click here for information about using TurnitIn or email

Reporting Scholastic Dishonesty

One way of supporting academic integrity is to consistently report scholastic dishonesty as it occurs. University policy requires instructors to report student scholastic dishonesty to the Office for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity. This enables the University to identify problems and address them with students. Click here for more information about reporting