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1 Tony Shurer Assistant Director Office of Student Conduct

2 Office of Student Conduct Academic Integrity Office of Student Conduct 300 Clark Hall

3 Academic Integrity?

4 Academic Integrity: Defined Academic Integrity is the greatest expectation for your behavior. These are two DEFAULT expectations: 1.You must do your own work; 2.Your academic work cannot be misleading or dishonest; no recycling papers, no forging documents, no falsifying data. Use quotation marks and citations.

5 Why Do Students Cheat? 1.They procrastinate. 2.They panic. 3.They lack confidence. 4.They don’t realize they are cheating. 5.They feel pressure to succeed. 6.They think they can get away with it.

6 Why Do Students Cheat? Cultural Transitions You may be entering NC State from another academic setting that held you to different behavioral standards. “Where I’m from, homework is not that big of a deal.” “During my undergraduate classes, we only took one exam at the end of the semester. There are no quizzes, and we weren’t graded on class attendance.”

7 Academic Misconduct: Plagiarism What is Plagiarism? The NCSU Code of Student Conduct defines plagiarism as, “Submitting written materials without proper acknowledgment of the source.” You must cite the work of others. Use quotation marks, in-text references, and works-cited pages when appropriate. “Plagiarism is discussed in my home country, but there seems to be more focus on academic integrity at NC State.”

8 Academic Misconduct: Cheating Group Work vs. Individual Work Q: Can I work with a partner or a group of friends? A: It depends! Never assume that you have permission to work together. Q: Can I help my friend on this homework problem? A: It depends!  Be cautious about sending your work to a friend who asks to see it “just for reference.”  Different professors may have different rules and expectations about group work.  Remember to read the course syllabus!

9 Please ask us for help! The student feels stress from school, outside employment, and from being away from home. The student is not organized. There are overlapping and competing deadlines. The student panics. The student did not read the syllabus. The student does not feel confident. The student steals answers from a roommate, from the internet, or from a solutions manual.

10 Resources & Guidance Where can I find the rules? Professor/Faculty/Instructor—Course Syllabus  Read the rules & follow the rules NCSU CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT—Section 8 NCSU Office of Student Conduct  300 Clark Hall  Other Resources? NCSU Counseling Center Undergraduate Tutorial Center: Writing & Speaking Support Graduate Thesis & Dissertation Support Services

11 Maintaining Your Integrity Know the rules! Plan ahead. Stay organized. Practice—do your homework! ASK QUESTIONS—talk to your professor, OIS, OSC Know yourself! Are you a procrastinator? Panic? Stressed? Confident?

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