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Academic Integrity

Promoting expectations
Ensuring fairness and consistency

Academic Integrity Committee

The Eberly College of Science Academic Integrity Committee is made up of faculty and students from the Eberly College of Science. The Committee's purpose is to: promote expectations for academic integrity consistent with University policy; ensure fairness and consistency in processes and outcomes; review and settle all contested cases in which academic sanctions are applied; and record all cases of academic dishonesty within the College.

Penn State students and faculty may contact the Eberly College of Science Academic Integrity Committee for information about academic integrity and the College and University policies and procedures.  Eberly College of Science faculty are asked to report resolved cases of academic dishonesty for record-keeping by the Committee. Students and faculty may contact the Committee concerning contested cases, which the Committee will review.

To contact the committee send an email to:

Academic Integrity Links

Penn State Keep Teaching information on Academic Integrity

Eberly College Science Academic Integrity Policy 
Eberly College of Science Statements for Syllabi
Penn State Policy on Academic Integrity
Penn State Academic Integrity Procedures

As of April 2021, the college has begun to use an on-line system for academic integrity cases.  Please use to initiate an academic integrity claim.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism-Definitions and Resources

"Preventing Academic Dishonesty" (Chapter from Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis; Jossey-Bass Publishers: San Francisco, 1993) Excellent resource on general strategies for encouraging honesty on exams, papers, and avoiding plagiarism.

"Discouraging Plagiarism" (Indiana University)

"Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers" By Robert Harris. Focuses on encouraging students "to value the assignment and to do their own work".

"Information about Copyright and Fair Use" Penn State iStudy for Success learning tutorial.

"Plagiarism Resource Site" (collaborative project from Colby College, Bates College, and Bowdoin College)

"Citation, Documentation, and Footnotes" (Southwest Missouri State University Libraries). Excellent collection of on-line resources.