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Contact InformationStudent Conduct and Community Standards
B058 Kerr Administration
Corvallis, OR 97331
FACULTY AND STAFF RESOURCES
- Use the first session of each course to review university standards, focus on definitions of academic dishonesty and clarify instructional expectations-make it clear academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.
- Include in the course syllabus a statement alerting students to expectations and refer them to additional information of academic dishonesty on the Student Conduct web site. Sample syllabus statements
- Use a variety of evaluation tools to assess student performance. Using only one examination or paper puts excessive pressure on students to perform and can breed academic dishonesty.
- Avoid routine procedures such as using the same test each term or year and avoid using the same order for all questions on all copies of examinations.
- Prohibit students from bringing miscellaneous materials to testing sessions; this includes scratch paper, dictionaries, hats, and even cell phones.
- Avoid take home examinations or out of class evaluation procedures unless student collaboration is desired.
- Give different versions of exams to different class sections and avoid giving the same make-up exam.
- Discuss with departmental office assistants the need for office security and keep examinations, grade books, etc. in a secure location.
- Give essay tests instead of multiple choice tests when appropriate and when the size of the class permits.
- Number exam copies and count the total distributed and returned. Also, provide "official" examination booklets, answer sheets, and scratch paper, etc.
- Require students to write their names in ink on examination booklets and require proper identification when examinations are turned in.
- Provide assigned seating in examinations so seat locations can be determined and prearranged groups of students prevented from sitting near each other.
- Arrange to have examinations sessions carefully and diligently proctored.
- Advise students that a significant number of completed examinations are photocopied before being returned-this discourages altering examinations for regrading.
- Through the academic dean's office, advise student councils or other student governance groups of the number of academic dishonesty cases and their outcome in order to achieve a deterrent effect.