Academic Integrity Office Tips for the Faculty: Assignment instructions

Academic Integrity Office Tips for the Faculty

Students are expected to know and abide by the ASU academic integrity policy. Regardless, it is good practice to always provide clear assignment/exam instructions. Repeating expectations and providing clear instructions make it more difficult for a panicked student to rationalize a poor academic integrity decision. 

  • If you have instructions in Canvas, consider putting the same instructions at the top of any documents associated with the assignment.
  • If you have an individual assignment, consider explaining in detail what that means so students fully understand the expectation.
  • For group projects, make sure students understand they are responsible for the academic integrity of the entire project.
  • If you ask students to cite sources, be sure to explain your expectations for how those citations must look in the assignment.

For more information check out the Fulton Schools Academic Integrity Office webpage