Best Practices

Promoting Academic Integrity at AUC

In order to promote a culture of academic integrity for all constituents of the academic community, the faculty need to acknowledge their professional responsibility in living up to the norms of academic integrity as outlined in the AUC Code of Academic Ethics. By serving as models for the students, faculty can contribute substantially to a consistent application of the principles of academic integrity in and out of the classroom. Although faculty are familiar with most of the best practices listed below, this document may provide an impetus for faculty to re-examine areas where they might be able to make their contribution to academic integrity practices more efficient and effective.

Best Practices in Academic Integrity

I. When Preparing a Course

II. At the Beginning of the Semester

III. When Preparing for Class

IV. In Class

V. With Regard to Student Contact Outside of Class

VI. With Regard to Exams

VII. With Regard to Written Assignments

VIII. With Regard to Assigning Final Grades

IX. With Regard to Academic Integrity Violations

X. With Regard to Activities On or Off Campus

Much of the above material has been adapted from a letter written by Bill Taylor, who has granted permission to use any or all of the material in this document in any way that is consistent with its purpose of promoting academic integrity.

For additional suggestions on how to prevent academic dishonesty see our Prevention section.