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Academic Integrity Week

October 11, 2012

During Academic Integrity Week, learn about 1) how to avoid becoming an 'accidental plagiarist,' 2) tools and tips for formatting citations with ease, 3) ethical considerations in writing the thesis or dissertation; and other issues surrounding academic honesty.

During Academic Integrity Day, hear faculty and students discuss how they decide if something is considered cheating. Image by CSU Photography.'Less obvious' issues of ethics

Colorado State University—long recognized as a Campus of Character—is once again offering a week of workshops to help students understand the “less obvious” issues regarding ethics and ethical “best-practices” related to active participation in university level scholarship.

Academic Integrity Week is Monday, October 15 through Thursday, October 18. This series of 1 or 1 1/2-hour workshops will provide students the opportunity to explore the tenets of academic integrity and how those tenets apply in their individual fields.

Most importantly, students will learn methods by which they can avoid “accidental plagiarism.”

See the full schedule of events for Academic Integrity Week. The presentations take place in:

Free, open to campus community

Led by Colorado State faculty, staff, and students, the Academic Integrity Week workshops are free, have no pre-registration requirements, and are intended to provide information that students need to be successful in college and their chosen career.

Information provided will be invaluable to students—especially new and international students—as they negotiate their academic careers here at Colorado State.

The tenets of academic integrity

Workshops will allow students to explore the tenets of academic integrity, how those tenets apply in their individual fields of study and, most importantly, methods for avoiding “unintentional plagiarism.”

Students arrive at Colorado State from all over the world, often with varying degrees of preparation for college-level academic scholarship and, in particular, in their individual training regarding when and how to correctly cite sources in their written work.

Compounding the issue is the fact that different disciplines have different citation expectations. Students taking classes in several fields of study are often confused by these differences and experience difficulty complying with the varying expectations.

Learn more

For more information, contact:

Academic Integrity Week is a joint project of Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU), the office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services (CRSCS), and The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT).

Contact: Elaine Green
Phone: (970) 491-2898