Infractions of Academic Integrity

Cheating: Fair assessment of student work is a critical factor in creating an optimal learning environment. When students cheat, faculty can no longer fairly assess student work. Because of this, faculty have the responsibility to discourage students from cheating and to appropriately deal with cheating when it is detected. Read more.

Plagiarism: The Illinois Student Code defines plagiarism as “representing the words or ideas of another's as one's own in any academic endeavor” (§1-402d). We offer a number of other resources and suggestions to help you deter, detect, and deal with plagiarism. Read more.