Academic Integrity

Teaching Practices

  • Assess regularly and avoid high-stakes exams, or use a mix of high-stakes and low-stakes. Use a variety of assessment types such as tests, quizzes, discussions, blogs, assignments and journals.
  • Clarify the relationship between learning objectives and assessments. 
  • Create assignments that require students to record or give a presentation via webconferencing.
  • Create cumulative assignments.
  • Use custom rubrics for grading and feedback. 
  • Avoid using the same assessments from one semester to the next or across two different sections. Use different versions of assessments for a single course.
  • Develop tests containing higher-order level questions that require analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application. 
  • Require writing assignments that build upon each other to detect consistency. 
  • Require students to incorporate their personal interests and experiences. 
  • Require a draft and final version of papers. Require abstracts.
  • Require full citations for writing assignments and discussions, if appropriate.
  • Ask students to submit copies of reference articles or books, annotated bibliographies, or previous drafts of their submission to encourage authenticity of the written work.