Academic Integrity

Rebecca Pierce, CTL Graduate Fellow, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Monday, March 3 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 205 (Second floor conference room)

Summary: Academic integrity is one of the most important values we can teach our students. However, there is often a disconnect between what instructors expect in terms of integrity and what students do. Many factors can lead a student to intentionally or unintentionally violate a code of academic integrity: from the pressure students feel to earn good grades to the easy access to answers found on the Internet. In this workshop we will discuss what may lead students to violate academic integrity codes and then workshop strategies that educators can use to create a culture that promotes honesty and integrity in their classroom. We will also discuss Penn’s policy for handling academic dishonesty and the options you have if you discover academic integrity violations in your class.
All graduate students are welcome. Counts towards CTL Teaching Certificate.