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Academic Integrity

Guidelines on Collaboration

Collaboration on homework, take-home projects and in labs is an extremely gray area for many students. What is acceptable collaboration in one class is often labeled cheating in another. Although the […]

Creating & Proctoring Exams

Reducing the temptation students may feel to cheat begins before the exam and involves instructors providing students with clear guidance. But it also involves designing exams that frustrate cheating and […]

Essays & Research Papers

Designing essays and research assignments that make plagiarism difficult often allow students to do better work and engage more with their projects. Creating assignments that encourage integrity Show students the […]

Promoting Academic Integrity

While students are ultimately responsible for maintaining academic integrity, instructors can also create an atmosphere in class that encourages students to be honest by removing incentives to cheat and valuing […]

Faculty Advice on Penn’s Academic Integrity Policies

Penn’s Code of Academic Integrity is fairly flexible and gives professors a great deal of leeway in dealing with infractions of the Code of Academic Integrity. As a result, professors […]

Reporting Academic Integrity Violations

When instructors suspect a student of violating Penn’s Code of Academic Integrity, they may report the student to the Center for Community Standards & Accountability. CSA is responsible for adjudicating such cases […]

FAQ about Penn’s Integrity Policy

The Director of the Center for Community Standards & Accountability has provided answers to the following questions that faculty frequently ask about reporting to CSA. If you have additional questions […]