Academic Integrity



"Learn it to Earn it"

"The Emperor's Club"

Resources for Students


Avoiding Plagiarism (Citing and Paraphrasing)
FIU Center for Excellence in Writing

We will discuss the definition of plagiarism and questions about paraphrasing and citing. Please bring any questions you have about plagiarism and paraphrasing.
Thursday, March 3 4pm-5pm @ MMC (GL125)
Visit the Center for Excellence in Writing Workshop webpage for more details


The Purdue Owl: Research and Citation
Khan Academy
FIU Libraries: Citations and Plagiarism
FIU Libraries: Plagiarism Prevention


FIU Libraries: Module 5 - Using Information Responsibly
How to Cite Sources and Avoid Plagiarism
Plagiarism: You Can't Just Change a Few Words
Understanding Citation Styles
Avoiding Plagiarism: What do I need to Cite?
How to Cite Sources: Citing Without Quoting | Information Literacy

Resources for Faculty


Institutional Toolkit to Combat Contract Cheating

A Letter to My Students - Bill Taylor, Professor of Political Science - Oakton Community College


Official University Policy for Course Syllabi Requirements


  • Include the FIU Academic Integrity Pledge in course syllabus and exams. The pledge can be found here
  • Create a rubric for all course projects and assignments
  • Use instructional methods that support all learning styles


Spring Faculty Book Groups
FIU Center for Advancement in Teaching


The Syllabus Institute
WikiPODia - Rubrics


Our Buggy Moral Code
Responding to Plagiarism
Academic Integrity: Classroom Activities
Academic Integrity: Preventing Academic Dishonesty
Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices
The New Cheating Economy Chronicle - Aug 28, 2016
Plagiarism in Higher Education
Cheating Lessons, Part 1
Cheating Lessons, Part 2
Cheating Lessons, Part 3
The Spy Who Wasn't
In a Fake Online Class With Students Paid to Cheat, Could Professors Catch the Culprits?
Deception 101: How an industry helps Chinese students cheat their way into and through U.S. colleges
ETHOS November 2015
ETHOS December 2015
ETHOS January 2016
ETHOS February 2016
ETHOS March 2016
ETHOS April 2016


Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty
James M. Lang
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Academic Honesty: An Educator's Guide
Bernard E. Whitley and Patricia Keith-Spiegel
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Academic Integrity in the 21st Century: A Teaching and Learning Imperative: ASHE Higher Education ReportTricia B. Gallant Find this title online
Benefit of the Doubt
Nate Kreuter
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Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do about It
Donald L. McCabe
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Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skills
Linda Nilson and Barry Zimmerman
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Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses
L. Dee Fink
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Forget about Policing Plagiarism. Just Teach.
Rebecca M. Howard
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Guiding Students from Cheating and Plagiarism to Honesty and Integrity: Strategies for Change
Ann Lathrop and Kathleen Foss
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My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture
Susan Blum
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Pedagogy, Not Policing: Positive Approaches to Academic Integrity at the University
Twomey, White and Sagendorf
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Plagiarism: Prevention not prosecution. Janowski, A. (2002).
Book Report, 21(2), 26-28.
Rethinking Plagiarism: What our students are telling us when they cheat. Kraus, J. (2002).
Issues in Writing, 13(1), 80-95.
Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time
Linda Nilson
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The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone--Especially Ourselves
Dan Ariely
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Predatory/Contracting Websites

Faculty and Students BEWARE!

There are now more and more tutoring and homework help services available online (i.e., Boost My Grades, Online Class Helpers, Take My Class 4 Me, No Need to Study).

Although they may sound convincing in their offer to assist with course work, having another person do your work (whether you pay for this service or not) is considered academic misconduct.

Also, the work they provide may not be correct.

Finally, these companies may require that you provide additional payment to keep your purchase a secret and as they have payment information, this could be drastic!

If you need assistance with your work, please seek help through the FIU resources listed above.

"Pens for Hire"

Boost My Grades
Online Class Helpers
Yahoo! search results for "do my online course for me"
Take My Class 4 Me
No Need to Study
Take My Online Class
Online Class Help