Founded to combat cheating, plagiarism, and academic dishonesty in higher education, the ICAI mission has since expanded to include the cultivation of cultures of integrity in academic communities throughout the world.
The International Center for Academic Integrity defines academic integrity as a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals to action.
Stephen Glass is a staff writer for the well-respected current events and policy magazine 'The new republic' and one of the most sought-after young journalists in Washington. That is until a bizarre chain of events suddenly stopped his career right in its tracks. Based on true story. Screenplay based on 1998 Vanity Fairarticle by H.G. Bassinger.
Faculty might consider incorporating one of more of these tutorials in their courses.
Created by Marta Abele, Education faculty. Used in BRI006 Reading & Study Skills.
Tips for Encouraging Integrity
Review and follow the institutional policy.
Help students focus on process. Require proposals, annotated bibliographies, annotated sources, drafts, peer/instructor conferences, or other evidence of work prior to a final product.
Require a reflective component, such as a research log or cover letter turned in with the final product, in which the student demonstrates and reflects on their learning throughout the process.
Change assignments each semester.
Understand the differences between intentional & unintentional plagiarism, as well as cultural differences in understanding of plagiarism, cheating, etc.
Explicitly teach about appropriate use of sources (ie. quoting, paraphrasing, citation). Students need direct instruction and practice with these skills. The Writing Center staff and librarians can assist.
Discuss how citation/source attribution is important in your discipline.
Be specific regarding source number and type required (ie. magazine articles, scholarly journal articles, book chapters, etc.)
Compare students' writing over time, including in-class writing.
See specific discussion ideas and activities below.
Addresses the fundamental issue of what Shakespeare actually wrote, and how this is determined. In recent years his authorship has been claimed for two poems, the lyric 'Shall I die?' and 'A Funerall Elegye'. These attributions have been accepted into certain major editions of Shakespeare's works but Brian Vickers argues that both attributions rest on superficial verbal parallels; both use too small a sample, ignore negative evidence, and violate basic principles in authorship studies.
The most flagrant plagiarist in recent history, recounts his story. Rowan's debut thriller generated a media hailstorm in 2011 after it was exposed as a patchwork of other author's work. Now he explains why and how he penned the infamous work, tracing a path from delinquency and addiction to the solace he found in writing.
Oscar Wilde's plagiarism practices across genres are seen as part of a neo-classical tradition. His allegory of plagiarism in An Ideal Husband is compared to those created by fellow playwrights, including Ibsen and G. B. Shaw. Wilde's polemical imitation of Shakespeare's cut-and-paste method in The Portrait of Mr. W.H. inspires Joyce to experiment with the erasure of quotation marks in Ulysses. The extent of sophisticated plagiarism in the canonical works and the impressive list of its apologists from Ackroyd to Zola indicate the need for new models of authorship and intellectual property, models that would benefit scholarly and artistic creativity and solve the paradox of plagiarism as simultaneously one of the most serious and most common of literary crimes.
Ron Robin takes an intriguing look at the shifting nature of academic and public discourse in this incisive consideration of recent academic scandals--including charges of plagiarism against Stephen Ambrose, Derek Freeman's attempt to debunk Margaret Mead's research, Michael Bellesiles's alleged fabrication of an early America without weapons, Joseph Ellis's imaginary participation in major historical events of the 1960s, Napoleon Chagnon's creation and manipulation of a "Stone Age people," and accusations that Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú's testimony on the Maya holocaust was in part fiction.
A writer using the pseudonym Ed Dante wrote an explosive article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, confessing to writing term papers for a living. Technically, they are "study guides," and the companies that sell them-there are quite a few-are completely legal and easily found with Google. For about $10-20 a page, Dante's former employers will give you a custom essay, written to your specifications. This is Dante's account of this dubious but all-too-relevant career.
In January 1992, poet Neal Bowers received a phone call that changed his life. He learned his poems had been stolen and published under another name. Bowers hired a copyright lawyer and a private detective, and they began the agonizing hunt to track down the person who stole his creative work,