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August 13, 2020

Honor and Integrity System reminders

Submitted by Camilla Roberts

As you prepare for classes this semester both in person and online, please remember the Honor and Integrity System is available to support you.

We are very willing to present in your class about the system and academic integrity. This presentation can be five to 10 minutes or a more in-depth presentation/discussion for up to the entire class period. This can be done in person, via Zoom or a recorded presentation to upload onto Canvas. Please contact honor@k-state.edu or cjroberts@k-state.edu to schedule a time or get a link to a video.

Online sites such as Chegg.com:
During the 2019/2020 academic year, the Honor and Integrity System received many reports from all disciplines originating with students posting or accessing exam and/or homework questions on online sites such as Chegg.com, Coursehero.com, Studyblue.com, Studysoup.com, etc. In conversations with students and in your syllabus, we highly recommend that you tell students to avoid posting and viewing any of these sites which claim to be helping students. You may write guidelines in your syllabus which would allow students to be held accountable for accessing/viewing these sites in your class. The Honor and Integrity System does have an account for Chegg.com so we can provide a PDF format of the answers posted. We can also get access to information, including possible name and email address and date/time of the person who posted the question as well as those who viewed the question/answers. Please contact cjroberts@k-state.edu or honor@k-state.edu if you need assistance with Chegg.com or preparing your syllabus.

Fundamental values:
As an institutional member of the International Center for Academic Integrity, members of the K-State community are expected to follow and promote the six fundamental values of academic integrity: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. You are welcome to share the PDF infographic with your class.

Lastly, please remember to report any alleged violations of academic integrity. The report form can be found on the website k-state.edu/honor. Reporting violations allows the system to track if students have violated in other courses and allow us to appropriately educate reported students so they can successfully and honestly complete their degrees.