Prevention

To get a detailed idea about best practices for AUC faculty with respect to preventing violations of academic integrity, see the Best Practices section.

As was mentioned in theOverview,  informing the students about the ethical implications of academic integrity right at the beginning of the course will set the right tone for the semester's work.

All students who have gone through the AUC's Writing Program will be familiar with the principles of proper source attribution and the effective integration of sources into the text of work submitted.  Faculty can refer to this knowledge that the students should have acquired and mastered when beginning your course.  For a student who claims not to know anything about these matters, the faculty member may refer the student to the AUC Writing Center where they can inform themselves about the practical and theoretical aspects of plagiarism.

The AUC library has set up some resources on how to prevent and to detect plagiarism, especially in our age of ready access to electronic materials.

The online book by Barbara Gross Davis called Tools for Teaching (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993, pp. 299-311) provides some excellent advice on how to prevent academic dishonesty in your classes.

Remember, it is only through a concerted effort on the part of the faculty and students that we can change the prevailing climate on academic integrity.