Faculty & TAs
Here, those teaching classes can learn about their responsibilities regarding the Honor System at Georgetown. We encourage dialogue about ways to design courses and assignments in order to reduce and prevent plagiarism and cheating. Please feel free to offer us your suggestions on how to keep Honor System violations at a minimum.
- How to report a case: A description of when to report a case and how to do so.
- How to use Turnitin.com: A guide for those learning how to use Turnitin.com, a plagiarism-detection service available to all faculty teaching undergraduate courses.
- For Investigating Officers: Faculty members of the Honor Council have been trained to fairly investigate allegations of academic misconduct. This area of the site is a resource for them.
Articles and Pages of Interest:
(The following articles and pages are not connected in any way to the Honor Council or Georgetown University. Therefore, it makes sense that some of the definitions and practices found therein may differ from those delineated by the Georgetown University Honor System.)
- Some startling statistics about cheating on college campuses from a major survey conducted by the Center for Academic Integrity
- "Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices." (Thanks to Maggie Debelius for this suggestion.)
- "Teaching About Plagiarism in a Digital Age." The Council Chronicle, Nov. 2005.
- Austin, Jill M. and Linda D. Brown. "Internet Plagiarism: Developing Strategies to Curb Student Academic Dishonesty." The Internet and Higher Education 2.1 (1999): 21-33.
- Price, Margaret. "Beyond 'Gotcha!': Situating Plagiarism in Policy and Pedagogy." College Composition and Communication 54.1 (Sep. 2002): 88-115.
- Fitzsimmons, Anne. "Annotation as an Ethical Practice." Reflections in Writing 18 (1998): 14-19.
Announcements for the Honor Council
- Apply to be an Honor Council member for 2013-2014
Applications for the Honor Council are due April 12th!