Seven Things to Do to Promote Academic Integrity

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Here are six things you can do to promote academic integrity in you classroom (online or face-to-face).

  1. You should be clear about your expectations and rules for all assignments and tests.
  2. You should model integrity for your students by citing your sources, starting and ending class on time, etc.
  3. You should change your exams and assignments regularly.
  4. You should leverage your institutions policies and procedures to reduce cheating.
  5. You should limit the temptations to cheat on exams and quizzes  by lowering the stakes.
  6. You should reconsider take-home assignments to assure they are measuring what you expect them to measure.
  7. You should incorporating academic integrity into your courses and consider it one of your most important subject matters.

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Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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