Upholding Academic Integrity
By: Lucy Kluckhohn-Jones, Professor of Microbiology & College Ombudsperson
- Scholarship is a useful and lifelong skill. Be a scholar.
- Maintain the appearance of scholarship—especially if an instructor has been the victim of academic dishonesty.
- Use the rest room before the exam.
- Be prepared. Bring the correct materials to the exam.
- Sit apart from your friends and lab partners.
- For inspiration, look at the ceiling, look at the floor, look anywhere but at your classmate’s paper.
- Cover your own paper to prevent borrowing by roving eyes.
- Direct any questions to the instructor, not the student in the next chair.
- Be patient. There’s one instructor, and there are lots of students.