When We Don’t Report Misconduct

Many of us have experienced the following situation. A student is in your office because he or she has plagiarized or cheated. The student may be crying or angry, and you’re trying to express your expectations and yourself clearly. Let’s be honest: it’s uncomfortable. You want to hold the student accountable. After all, they’ve cheated…

Creating an Environment for Academic Integrity

We all make a point of communicating our expectations about academic integrity in the first weeks. Many of us have a pre-packaged talk we give students as part of our “Syllabus Day” activities. What, if anything, do you do after, when the later weeks of the semester unfold? With so much to do in a…

How to Stop Students from Selling Your Lecture Notes Online.

Every semester I hear from faculty members who are upset that students in their courses are badgering others (via Canvas) to purchase class notes on a third-party site. Usually, they claim that they have University approval. That’s not true. Selling notes for a third-party site and using Canvas to advertise violates a handful of university policies…