Classroom policy

Discussing Academic Integrity with Students

A photo of three students in a classroom with one raising a hand.

Most researchers agree that proactive strategies are far more effective at curbing academic dishonesty than punitive policies alone. Sometimes one of the best proactive strategies can be a classroom discussion (whether in a virtual discussion board or face-to-face) because it provides an opportunity for students to more fully comprehend, reflect, and question the potentially hazardous consequences of academic dishonesty.