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Upholding Academic Integrity Tips

By: Lucy Kluckhohn-Jones, Professor of Microbiology & College Ombudsperson

  • Make it easy for your students to be scholars.
  • Make it clear what is to be done individually and what is group work.
  • Learn the names of your students, and something about each one.
  • Provide more than one version of an exam or quiz.
  • Vary the type of questions; consider placement on the page.
  • Number each and every copy of the test (including extras if any).
  • Hand out each exam to each student in person.
  • Have students put books and notes out of sight, out of reach.
  • Allow a page of notes (with instructed limitations).
  • Provide a calculator for student use (no cell phones or fancy calculators).
  • Remind students to keep silence in the exam room before and during the exam.
  • Remind students to use the rest room before the exam; leave the room and the exam must be turned in.
  • Remind students before the exam that they are expected to keep their eyes on their own papers. 
  • For electronically submitted papers, run them through EVE software before grading.  Show students the results.
  • If academic dishonesty is detected, file an academic dishonesty report form within 10 days of the discovery.