Despite preventative steps that you have followed, you may well have to deal with student violations of academic integrity. The resources below provide guidance on how to detect problems with student work and how to locate original sources that may be inappropriately used in student work. For more information on the digital environment and sources students often use, see the Internet and the Web on the Resources for Students page.
- Signals of Plagiarism
A list of traits, signs and signals in student work that often indicate plagiarism.
- Types of Plagiarism
A one-page schema of the different types of plagiarism that can occur in written work. The type of problem you have will determine the detection strategy you select.
- Detecting Plagiarism
This simple flow chart can be used to guide your search for plagiarized text.
- Language Translation Sites
Language students increasingly have access to automated translation sites. Becoming familiar with how these operate is important for instructors.
If you find a problem . . .
At the University of Michigan, questions involving students and academic integrity are handled at the college level . Should you find a possible or probable violation of academic integrity, you will need to follow the procedures adopted by your school or college. See U-M Rules & Procedures for details.