The following resources provide specific strategies for preventing cheating and plagiarism. In many cases, the best strategies for prevention are also best practices for teaching and pedagogy. However, different strategies correspond to different elements of the problem. As an instructor, it is important to stay focused on your pedagogical goals and then find appropriate strategies that will help you meet those goals.
- Designing Assignments to Encourage Academic Integrity: Concrete suggestions on how to design a broad spectrum of assignments which will make plagiarism less likely.
- Avoiding Plagiarism, Self-Plagiarism, and Other Questionable Writing Practices: A Guide To Ethical Writing: An online tutorial addressing questionable writing practices common to professional scientific writing from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Research Integrity.
- Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education: Concrete strategies to address academic integrity in online courses from the Western Interstate Commision on Higher Education.
- Pen and paper plagiarism knowledge test from CRLT at the University of Michigan: An offline plagiarism test that could be administered to students.
- Purdue University's Online Writing Lab: Avoiding Plagiarism: Useful as a referral site for students or as a source for a comprehensive and thoughful discussion of plagiarism. Has clear and well organized advice to students about how they can avoid plagiarizing. Using Research also contains tips for using the work of others and practice exercises.
For University of Michigan instructors, contact the instructional consultants at CRLT and/or email library instructors at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss these issues.