Academic Integrity at the University of Maryland University College
The University of Maryland University College works to address
the issues of plagiarism and academic integrity across its curriculum by providing
tools and resources for both students and faculty through three institutional
offices: Information and Library Services (ILS), the Effective Writing Center
(EWC), and the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP). These offices share twin
goals: 1) arming students with the means to avoid accusations of plagiarism;
and 2) assisting faculty in teaching about AI and detecting and preventing plagiarism.
This web page attempts to give UMUC students and faculty a central
location to access the wealth of tools, guides, and resources available through
The topics of plagiarism & AI in Courses at UMUC
In addition to encountering discussions of academic integrity and plagiarism
in individual disciplinary courses, students at UMUC receive a solid introduction
to these issues in the following required courses from the School of Undergraduate
Studies and the Graduate School:
150, Information Literacy and Research Methods (1cr.)
LIBS 150 is a one-credit course that teaches undergraduate students
how to properly find information on the Internet, do effective research,
cite resources properly, and learn strategies for avoiding plagiarism.
Students develop a research log, a portfolio of their research strategy,
and learn why it is important to take a step-by-step approach to research
and proper citation format. This course provides experience in approaching
research, selecting a topic, and retrieving information on topics of
professional or personal interest. Focus is on developing the following
information literacy skills: understanding the research process; selecting
relevant print and electronic sources to answer research questions;
effectively using Web search engines and UMUC Information and Library
Services electronic resources to find information; and evaluating,
organizing, and correctly citing the information found.
- UCSP 611, Introduction to
Graduate Library Research Skills (noncredit)
UCSP 611 is an online, five-week, faculty-mediated course, normally taken in the first semester of enrollment. It is required for all new graduate students.. It must be successfully completed within the first 6 credits of graduate study. Otherwise, students will not be allowed to register for additional credits. Students enrolled in the CIO certificate program will complete UCSP 611E and doctoral program students will complete UCSP 611D—not UCSP 611.
This project was developed by the Center for Intellectual
Property at UMUC. Currently maintained by Information and Library Services.
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