Academic Integrity Resources
UMUC provides a number of resources and tools to help students and faculty understand and uphold academic integrity standards.
UMUC Academic Policies
- Misconduct in Scholarly Work. Describes academic integrity and the procedures for handling misconduct in scholarly work at UMUC.
- Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Describes academic integrity and the procedures for handling academic dishonesty and plagiarism at UMUC.
The UMUC Library
- Citation Resources. Provides examples of citations in APA, MLA, and Chicago style formats.
- Ask a Librarian. Students can seek one-on-one research assistance in a variety of formats.
- Request a Librarian. Faculty members can arrange a face-to-face library instruction session (in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area) or as part of WebTycho or WebTycho-enhanced classes (UMUC Stateside, Asia or Europe).
Effective Writing Center (EWC)
- Academic Integrity and Documentation. Explains the importance of following accepted practices for documenting sources of material to avoid plagiarism.
- Submit Your Paper. Get feedback on your writing assignments before you submit them. Our advisors are trained to help you perform better as a writer—not to correct problems in a paper for you.
- Guidelines for Using EWC Services. Learn how to work with an EWC advisor, what to do if you cannot submit a paper for review, and get answers to frequently asked writing questions.
- Schedule an Appointment. Students can schedule an appointment with an EWC advisor by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Classroom Resources. Get information about developing lesson plans and writing assignments.
- Designing Effective Writing Assignments. Discover tools for creating effective writing assignments that can advance important course objectives.
- Request a Writing Fellow. Faculty members who are interested in having an EWC writing fellow visit their classrooms should send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Turnitin is a Web-based service that can find and highlight matching or unoriginal text in a written assignment. It uses data-mining to compile a large database of electronic academic materials, which it indexes and stores. Faculty can submit their students' assignments to the Turnitin database or allow students to submit their own assignments to the service.