Western Carolina University strives to achieve the highest standards of scholarship and integrity and is working hard to improve the quality of your education. Academic integrity is the moral code of academia that requires a commitment to and demonstration of honest behavior. Violations of academic integrity undermine the value of one’s education, interfere with the basic mission of education, and tarnish the reputation of the individual and institution.
The intent of Academic Integrity support is to help prevent academic dishonesty and to support tools to detect instances of academic dishonesty if they should occur. Some of the methods that we use are:
Academic Integrity support is offered to all faculty members and graduate teaching assistants.
The staff at the Coulter Faculty Commons helps faculty members implement SafeAssign and weave academic integrity strategies into their teaching practices. The staff in the Department of Student Community Ethics and at the Writing and Learning Commons (WaLC) can help students better understand the Academic Integrity Policy to prevent offenses.