Academic Integrity at RMU

Robert Morris University is committed to creating a culture of academic integrity. Student and Faculty resources regarding academic integrity issues can be accessed below. Robert Morris University joined the National Center for Academic Integrity in 2005. The Center's website provides information about the organization, links to relevant news events, links to various institutions' AI codes and polices, and an extensive resource database of academic integrity-related literature.

Any student suspected of a violation of academic integrity must report to the instructor in charge of the course and/or to the Academic Integrity Council.

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Faculty Resources

  • Turnitin
    This link provides access to a description of 'Turnitin', anti-plagiarism software. Click on 'training' for detailed information regarding the use of the software.
  • Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers
    Text written by Robert Harris, author of The Plagiarism Handbook. This site discusses various AI issues including reasons why students cheat, methods to encourage academic integrity in the classroom, strategies to prevent academic misconduct, and strategies for plagiarism detection. This Web site is made available at Virtual Salt.
  • Preventing Academic Dishonesty
    From the book Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis. This chapter discusses general and specific strategies instructors can employ to combat academic dishonesty in the classroom including, but not limited to, plagiarism, paper topics, paper submissions, exam questions, and test administration. This document is made available on the University of California, Berkeley's Office for Educational Development Web site.
  • Resources Promoting Academic Integrity for Instructors
    This Web site from the University of Michigan provides original content and links for the following five topics: Promoting Academic Integrity in the Classroom, Perspectives on Why Students Violate Academic Integrity, Academic Integrity Cases to Consider, Preventing Cheating and Plagiarism, and Detecting Violations.
  • Tips for Detecting Plagiarism
    The Walter E. Helmke Library at the Indiana University - Purdue University campus presents this site devoted to clues for instructors to detect plagiarized papers.

Student Resources

  • Avoiding Plagiarism
    The Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides students and researchers extensive information about a variety of research-related topics including plagiarism. OWL also maintains an excellent website on APA citation conventions.
  • How to Avoid Plagiarism
    An online module from the University of Maryland University College quizzes user's knowledge of plagiarism and provides guidelines for avoiding any potential plagiarism pitfalls. This module uses APA citation style.
  • What is Plagiarism?
    The Georgetown University Honor Council site addresses common questions and issues regarding the nature of plagiarism including, but not limited to: "They said it so much better. Shouldn't I use their words? - "My friends get stuff from the Internet" - "I don't have time to do it right." - and - "What if my roommate helped me?"