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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: dsb30@psu.edu

Academic Integrity Links

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

 

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism-Definitions and Resources

"Preventing Academic Dishonesty" (Chapter from Tools for Teachingby 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".

"Ethical and Legal Use of Digital Media" (FAQ; Penn State computing)

"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.