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Tips for Preventing Academic Misconduct

In general, UW students want to do the right thing when it comes to their academics! Students report that they are most successful in doing their work properly when instructors provide clear, detailed expectations about how they want students to learn.

Academic misconduct is best prevented up front with clear guidelines. Your syllabus is a great tool to use as it serves as your class policy statement. You are encouraged to write a policy statement in your syllabus about your expectations regarding plagiarism, cheating, and unauthorized collaboration. Additionally, you should remind students before the first assignment about your expectations regarding academic integrity and let students know what the consequences are of engaging in academic misconduct.

Visit the links below for more information and tips to help prevent academic misconduct.

General Recommendations

In-class Exams

Homework Assignments

Written Assignments

Clickers and Poll Everywhere

Final Project Assignments