Below is a sample syllabus statement you could use in creating a statement for your course. We encourage all professors to personalize their statements. The following bullet points may be helpful in making a unique statement:
- Make the statement personal to you as a professor and a professional in your field, i.e. I don’t like cheating, and it is important to have integrity as medical professionals because people are trusting us with their lives.
- Address potential forms of cheating specific to the assignments in your course, i.e. plagiarism for papers, collaboration on homework, etc.
- Emphasize cheating will be reported and inform them of possible grade penalties and institutional sanctions.