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Honor and Integrity System

Faculty Tips

Please promote integrity, address dishonesty, and become a vital link in helping students develop ethical reasoning. We believe the MAJOR reason to report Honor Pledge violations is to help students grow in the ability to reason through ethical dilemmas. We help students learn to take time when making decisions affecting not only the student, but the community.

Another reason to use Honor Pledge reports is to ensure that repeat Honor Pledge violators are caught. What may seem like a student's first time cheating might actually be a pattern in this student's academic life. A centralized database helps to ensure that pattern behaviors are detected and dealt with in a fair manner.

K-State faculty have TWO options when reporting Honor Pledge violations. Please refer to the Violation Report Form for additional information. Whichever option you use, please inform students about the Honor & Integrity System and its contact information.

Alleged Honor Pledge Violation Report Form

Alleged Honor Pledge Violation Report document. Please complete this online submission capable of attaching scanned supporting information. Please call the office at 532-2595 or email us at honor@ksu.edu if you have any questions.

Development and Integrity Course as Sanction

The Development and Integrity (DI) course is an educational sanction. It is sometimes assigned by Honor Council hearing panels when a student has been found in violation of the Honor Pledge. Some faculty also sanction the D&I course along with other sanctions such as reduced grade on assignment/exam, cap on grade in the course of violation, etc.

XF Policy

If a K-State faculty member wishes to assign an XF for a course due to a student's alleged Honor Pledge violation, the faculty member makes the request of the Honor System Director and provides appropriate documentation for Honor System files.

Alleged Honor Pledge Violations

Listing of Honor Pledge violations by year. Sometimes helpful to faculty for examples of sanctions given for violations.

Confronting/speaking with/sanctioning students who have violated the K-State Honor Pledge

Tips and ideas on how to confront students whom you beleive have violated the K-State Honor Pledge.

Syllabus Statement

This is generic and is considered to be a statement of minimum requirements.

Discussing Collaboration (PDF)

This is information gathered by the Honor Council members to assist faculty in a discussion for clarification with students about authorized and unauthorized collaboration.

Strategies for Tutoring (PDF)

This is generic information to be given to students and tutors as thoughts and leading questions to develop specific guidelines for individual tutors.

Plagiarism Detection

There are several online (and free) sites that can assist you with plagiarism detection.  Below is a list of such sites you might find useful:

Plagiarism Checker.com - www.plagiarismchecker.com

Plagiarisma - plagiarisma.net

Plagiarism Checker - www.dustball.com/cs/plagiarism.checker

Dupli Checker - www.duplichecker.com

PaperRater - www.paperrater.com

Plagiarism Detect - www.plagiarism-detect.com

Viper - www.scanmyessay.com

Complete Planet - www.CompletePlanet.com

Internet Public Library - www.lii.org


Preventing Plagiarism


Information from Faculty Brown Bags:

Powerpoint from Brown Bag on Technological Impact on Academic Integrity

Powerpoint from Brown Bag on A New Definition of Plagiarism

Handout from Plagiarism Brown Bag

Handout from "When Academic Integrity is Grey"