Academic integrity defined:
Academic integrity is behaving honestly with regard to your classwork.
Basic values that demonstrate academic integrity:
Academic dishonesty defined:
According to the Central Penn College Catalog, "Any student who uses the intellectual property of another without acknowledging the original source properly has committed academic dishonesty. This definition includes but is not limited to inserting verbatim resources from an outside source without citation; closely imitating the word choice, sentence structure, and/or paragraph from an outside source without citation; improperly citing a source with the intention to obscure the original source; submitting the work of another without attribution and as your own; resubmitting the same work a second time without the permission of the original and secondary instructor; using sources directly prohibited; and colluding with another student with or without their knowledge when prohibited."
Academic integrity is a broad and sometimes vague subject. It's not always black and white. If you're not sure if you're violating academic integrity, talk to your instructor or a librarian for guidance.
Some examples of what constitutes academic dishonesty include:
Sanctions for violating academic integrity:
The Catalog outlines the sanctions for violating academic integrity, including:
Real-world consequences for violating academic integrity:
The ideas behind academic integrity do not only apply to schoolwork. Employers expect their employees to perform their jobs with fairness, honesty, respect, and responsibility to deserve the employer's trust.
Here are just a few non-grade-related reasons to practice academic integrity: