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Academic Integrity Modules on eLC

Do you want your students to know more about academic honesty? Do you want to re-engage with your students about academic integrity in your course(s)? Promoting academic integrity means more than simply preventing cheating. It also means educating students about attitudes and behaviors that foster and hurt academic communities of integrity.

To educate your students about academic integrity, you can incorporate a stand-alone eLC course module on Academic Honesty at UGA into your syllabus. We offer two modules — one for undergraduate students, and one geared more towards graduate students. The modules are self-guided, can be completed by students on their own time, and can be assigned by instructors as homework and/or used for discussions in class. Completing a module takes around 60 minutes, and upon completion, students are awarded a digital badge in eLC which stays on their eLC profile — meaning they only need to complete the module once!

The goals of the modules are:

  • Gauge students’ attitudes towards academic integrity
  • Educate students about the four main types of academic misconduct (Plagiarism, Unauthorized Assistance, Lying & Tampering, Theft)
  • Quiz students on their understanding of UGA’s Academic Honesty Policy
  • Help students reflect about their own actions regarding academic honesty and the actions of others

The modules include:

  • Two questionnaires (a Pre-Course Self-Assessment and a Post-Assessment)
  • Definitions for the main types of academic misconduct
  • Examples of prohibited conduct
  • Undergraduate: three videos depicting potential scenarios of academic misconduct in an undergraduate student's life + reflection questions
  • Graduate: Two real-world scenarios for each type of academic misconduct + reflection questions
  • Information about campus partners and resources that can help students avoid academic misconduct
  • A Personal Integrity Pledge

You can assign a module as homework and/or use it to have a structured dialogue about the potential pitfalls under UGA’s Academic Honesty Policy. Either guide the discussion yourself or invite student ambassadors from the Office of Academic Honesty to participate in leading the dialogue. Contact honesty@uga.edu for more information.

How to access the modules:

The undergraduate module is available for students on eLC from Thursday, September 1, through Friday, September 30 (instructors can review it at any time). The graduate module is available all semester long. The modules cannot be accessed via a weblink. It is necessary that we enroll students and instructors in the respective eLC course. Once enrolled, users can find the undergraduate module in their eLC under Academic Honesty Fall 2022, and the graduate module under Academic Honesty Graduate Fall 2022.

Use this form to request enrollment instructions for your Fall 2022 students! The deadline to send a request for enrollment is Friday, August 26, 2022. Based on the indicated course number, we will enroll your students either in the undergraduate or graduate module. (Please only send one enrollment request, even if you want students from several classes enrolled.)

You can use the discussion guides below to assist in academic integrity dialogue with your students. Thank you for your commitment to academic integrity at UGA!

 

Discussion Guide Resources: 

Academic Honesty Module Scenario 1 (PDF)

Academic Honesty Module Scenario 2 (PDF)

Terry College of Business Examples (PDF)

STEM Examples (PDF)

Unauthorized Assistance Examples (PDF)

Social Science Examples (PDF)

Additional Resources (PDF)