How to prevent academic dishonesty from occuring....

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Professor (faculty) Actions...
  • Emphasize often and early that academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and that there will be consequences for those actions.
  • Professors should clarify their expectations. For example, when collaboration of work is allowed and when it is prohibited.
  • Explain how the grading system works, along with the evaulations.
  • Forbid students from keeping any type of technology or device (paper, books, phones, etc.) that would be useful during exams out and away.
  • Prepare different tests for different sections and classes.
  • Do not let students leave in the middle of exams (unless it is an emergency).
  • Keeps students spread out during exams. Do not let them sit in the same seat every time an exam takes place.

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Student Actions...
  • Make sure you completely understand what the instructor is asking for.
  • Give yourself enough time to complete assignments on time.
  • Study plenty for exams and quizzes.
  • Do not share your work with other student unless permission is granted from the instructor.

In General...
  • Remind students of the academic integrity code, in class and in writing, how the code applies to your specific course, explain the difference between permissible collaboration and unapproved copying, and warn students of the consequences of cheating.
  • Ask any students who have concerns about cheating to bring them you or to your office.
  • Please share any tips you may have to help eliminate cheating.
  • Families in general needs to stress to their children the importance of academic integrity and their own consequences, not just the intructor's and their consequences.

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Keep In Mind...

"I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating” ....Sophocles Quotes