Academic integrity @ UConn

A subcommittee of the University of Connecticut's Scholastic Standards Committee (SSC) recently proposed "measures to take against plagiarism", including "10 recommendations for how to deal with this growing issue."

Among the 10 recommendations was the adoption of a student pledge as part of the student code, in which students would accept accountability for acts of plagiarism and cheating. Along these same lines, students would be expected to "sign off" on each assignment that they handed in to be graded. As part of each exam or assignment, students will be required to sign a statement declaring that they did not plagiarize in completing that assignment.