Notre Dame has a strong Undergraduate Academic Code of Honor; students receive an orientation to it before they arrive on campus. All undergraduates pledge the following before they can register for courses:
As a member of the Notre Dame community, I will not participate in or tolerate academic dishonesty.
The Kaneb Center strongly urges instructors to address plagiarism before it becomes a problem. Take a positive approach; contact us about designing assignments in ways that encourage academic honesty.
At Notre Dame
- Faculty Guide to the Academic Code of Honor (2016)
- Guidelines for students in the Department of Philosophy (as an example of a best practice for reducing plagiarism)
- Turnitin.com, a plagiarism detection service , is provided as an option through the Sakai Assignments tool.
- Faculty Tips on Preventing Plagiarism (Adelphi University)
- Cheating Lessons, by James Lang, is an excellent book on tackling academic dishonesty at its roots. It is available as an ebook or you can borrow a paper copy from the Kaneb Center or Hesburgh Library.
[updated January 2018]