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Academic Integrity

Student Learning

The Office of Academic Affairs administers the Academic Integrity Policy at DePaul. As stated in the policy's preamble, DePaul "is a learning community that promotes the intellectual development of each individual within the community," and as such expects all members to adhere to standards for academic honesty.

You can find the entire Academic Integrity Policy and more information, such as how to file a violation, from the Office of Academic Affairs.

Academic Integrity Website

Copyright and the Classroom

Both educators and students need to understand how copyright law sets forth certain conditions on the use of expressive works that belong to others.

Responding to Plagiarism

Approaching plagiarism as an opportunity for teaching and learning, rather than exclusively focusing on detection and punishment, has significant benefits for both students and educators.

Assignment Design Strategies for Deterring Plagiarism

A number of strategies for deterring plagiarism are discussed, including asking your students to write about current topics relevant to your course and staging essay assignments during the quarter.

Classroom Activities: Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

Because plagiarism is an important issue for you as an instructor, engage your students in one or more of the following in-class activities so that the understand the issues at stake in your particular course and discipline.

Plagiarism Detection Tools (TurnItIn)

TurnItIn is a plagiarism detection tool that gives instructors originality reports based on other texts in its database and is integrated with D2L's Dropbox tool.

Plagiarism as a Learning Tool (Video)

Why do students plagiarize and what strategies do faculty adopt to address this issue? Three DePaul instructors provide first hand experience and practical tips on avoiding plagiarism.

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Plagiarism can be approached as an opportunity for teaching and learning.

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