Resources for Instructors

Many college students report that they have engaged in academically dishonest behavior. In addition, students are often unaware of the various disciplinary norms for attributing the work or ideas of others.  These resources will help you understand the reasons behind plagiarism, recognize it, and provide you with tools to prevent plagiarism and promote academic integrity in your classroom.

  • Understanding Plagiarism:  There are many reasons why students struggle with academic integrity.  This web page will help you understand the issues around plagiarism
  • Recognizing Plagiarism:  This page is split into two sections.  One section includes some case studies so that you can practice recognizing plagiarism.  The other section provides some concrete advice on how to detect issues of academic integrity.
  • Tools to Prevent Plagiarism and Promote Academic Integrity: This page provides you with some resources to address academic integrity in the classroom.

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.
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Last modified: 10/06/2014