Academic Integrity

COD’s Four Core Values are:

We expect the highest standard of moral character and ethical behavior.
We expect truthfulness and trustworthiness.
We expect courtesy and dignity in all interpersonal interactions.
We expect fulfillment of obligations and accountability.

Talk about academic honesty with your students! Visit the COD Library’s Academic Honesty Instructor Toolbox for information and materials you can use in your classroom to discuss the importance of academic honesty in the classroom.

Academic Integrity Webinar Series – Summer 2018

Testing & Proctoring Best Practices – Thursday, June 14
What are the top security issues in classroom testing and what can you do to prevent cheating on tests and exams?

Preventing, Identifying and Dealing with Plagiarism – Thursday, June 28
How do you define, discuss, and deal with plagiarism in your classes? This webinar will explore student motivations for plagiarism present best practices for supporting student academic integrity.

Plagiarism Resistant Assignments – Thursday, July 12
What assignment characteristics lend themselves to plagiarism? Learn what they are and how to avoid them.

Creating a Classroom Culture of Integrity – Thursday, July 19
Prepare for the fall semester by building integrity into your classroom culture – whether you’re teaching online or face-to-face. In this session, we’ll discuss honor codes, definitions of cheating, and keys to creating a culture of honesty, integrity and accountability.

All sessions:

  • Are 12-1pm
  • Will take place online via Blackboard Collaborate
  • Will be recorded for future reference and posted at 
  • Are facilitated by Jenn Kelley
  • Open to everyone but designed for instructors
  • Can be registered for online at [registration available in June]
    • Registration is encouraged by not required
    • URL for webinar is available in each webinar’s description
    • Registrants will receive a reminder (w. URL) 1 day prior to event

Supporting Student Academic Integrity

Departmental Presentations

Nursing Faculty – Nov. 29, 2017
* “Understanding and Preventing Cheating” Presentation slides
* Bibliography

Paralegal Faculty – June 28, 2017
* “Preventing, Identifying and Dealing with Plagiarism” Presentation slides