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Academic Integrity Office Kicks Off Weeklong Campaign
The Academic Integrity Office (AIO) is hosting the University’s first Academic Integrity Week, Oct. 12-16, with tips for student success and free giveaways. This weeklong campaign is designed to help students uphold academic integrity expectations during midterms and throughout the semester. The campaign is also aimed at helping faculty engage students in discussion of academic integrity.
What does academic integrity mean? The University’s Academic Integrity Policy sets standards for students’ academic work, from citing all the sources used in writing a paper to completing take-home exams without unauthorized assistance.
The AIO, located in Bird Library, works with faculty, instructors, students and staff to promote understanding of the University’s academic integrity policy and coordinate its administration. Helping students and faculty understand the role academic integrity plays in teaching and learning is part of the office’s mission.
“Students sometimes get into trouble by assuming they understand academic integrity expectations rather than reviewing the policy and asking their professors about course-specific expectations,” says AIO Director Margaret Usdansky. “Faculty sometimes overlook how variation in standards can puzzle students. It’s important for students and instructors to keep in mind that collaboration may be encouraged in one class and prohibited in another.”
During Academic Integrity Week, AIO staff members will be out around campus to meet with students and answer questions. Students can stop by to say “hi,” get some study tips and pick up some free academic integrity swag at the following locations:
- Life Sciences Atrium: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
- HBC on the Quad: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
- Bird Library first floor: Thursday, Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Visit the Academic Integrity website to learn more about academic integrity, including resources for students and faculty. A new page on the website—Campus Resources for Students—lists services available for students seeking help with academic work or advice on handling stress and other challenges that arise during the semester.
Watch the videos below for helpful study tips provided for you by Syracuse University students and faculty.