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Academic Integrity for Instructors

Sources for instructors to help prevent plagiarism

Definition of Academic Integrity

At OSU academic integrity is defined as the following: “(a) upholding the standards of the academic discipline of which you are a part, (b) honesty in all academic processes and accomplishments, (c) respect for and appropriate use of the work of others, (d) taking responsibility for your own work, and (e) accountability to protect personal academic work from misuse by others” (Student Conduct and Community Standards, 2012, Academic Integrity Course)

Academic Dishonesty at OSU

Academic dishonesty is defined in the Faculty Handbook as "an intentional act of deception in which a student seeks to claim credit for the work or effort of another person or uses unauthorized materials or fabricated information in any academic work." Appendix A: What Faculty Members Should Know about Academic Dishonesy

How to use this page

Many students have questions about academic integrity and plagiarism. OSU has launched a new tool to help with plagiarism prevention called TurnItIn. On this web site you'll find information about TurnItIn and how to use it with Canvas, resources to help teach students about plagiarism and academic integrity, and information about process and procedure if you identify plagiarism in a student's work.

Information for Students

We have a separate guide with tutorials and handouts just for students about academic integrity, plagiarism and TurnItIn. Please feel free to share this guide with your students, add it to your course syllabus or link to it from Canvas.

Academic Integrity for Students

Contact Information

For questions about:

TurnItIn & Canvas
Lynn Greenough
Instructional Technology Specialist
Technology Across the Curriculum
1 541 737 1035

Student Conduct
Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
1 541 737 3658