Five Reasons to Attend Academic Integrity Week Events


An in-depth understanding of academic integrity is vital for students and professionals in the academic community. Not just because a lapse in integrity can result in career-ending consequences, but because academia is built on trust. We trust colleagues to properly cite sources and give credit when credit is due. To encourage integrity and honesty across campus, the first annual Academic Integrity Week will be held September 10-14, 2012. Here are a few reasons we encourage you to attend:

5. Learn something new. As technology and access to information changes, so do the rules of what constitutes
academic dishonesty. Sessions will be available to discuss the ever changing forms of accessing information and research.

4. Share your experience. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you weren’t sure how to proceed? Brown bag discussion sessions provide a forum where facilitators and participants will be able to bring their own experiences to the discussion.

3. Gain valuable resources. Resources related to academic integrity are available across campus but you may not have realized that they exist. Learn more about these resources at our sessions.

2. Understand integrity and dishonesty. “I didn’t know” is not a statement that will excuse academic dishonesty. Sessions will help you better understand how to maintain honesty and integrity in your writing, research, and teaching.

1. Learn from professionals. Faculty and professionals from across campus will lead sessions and Dr. Daniel Wueste from Clemson University will lead the keynote presentation on Wednesday, September 12.