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Changing the Academic Culture

The Center for Academic Integrity, a consortium of about 200 colleges and universities, defines "academic integrity" as a commitment to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. The Center has also developed seven recommended principles for institutions interested in promoting academic integrity. Materials can be downloaded here


Northwestern University has developed "Eight Cardinal Rules of Academic Integrity for Students": 1) know your rights and responsibilities, 2) acknowledge your sources, 3) protect your work, 4) avoid suspicion, 5) do your own work, 6) never falsify a record, 7) never fabricate data, 8) and always tell the truth. Just think what could happen if all faculty members included similar statements on their syllabuses! Read more here.

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University offers faculty and students advice, information, and online discussions about ethical issues, including academic integrity.

Ball State University has developed an interactive computer program to provide students and faculty with computer-assisted instruction on issues of academic integrity. More information on this innovative CD-ROM program is available online.