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Student Learning Commons: Ensuring Academic Integrity

Simon Fraser University is committed to creating a scholarly community characterized by honesty, civility, diversity, free inquiry, freedom from harassment, mutual respect and individual safety.

Many students find it helpful to work with tutors to review concepts and develop writing and learning strategies. However, some tutorial assistance can raise questions about who is doing the work: the tutor or the student? As well, plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty which is often unintentional, but which can have serious consequences. It can be challenging to figure out how to use and cite sources appropriately, but there is help!

Tutorials

Academic integrity resources at SFU

Further readings for instructors and students

Patterns, correlates, and reduction of homework copying, David J. Palazzo, Young-Jin Lee, Rasil Warnakulasooriya, and David E. Pritchard, Phys. Rev. ST Physics Ed. Research 6, 010104,  Published Thu Mar 18, 2010

Rational Ignorance in Education: A Field Experiment in Student Plagiarism, Thomas S Dee, Brian A. Jacob, NBER Working Paper No. 15672, Issued January 2010