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25 Expectations for Academic Integrity in the Classroom

Teachers are in a unique position to show students how to use technology properly, productively, and ethically. The overall goal of ethical principles is to protect and advance human values.1

Here are twenty-five expectations for academic integrity in the classroom and online:

  1. Activities on social networking websites should not reflect negatively on fellow students, teachers, or on the school.2
  2. Trust the value of your intellect. Demonstrate your own achievement. Showcase your own abilities.3
  3. Undertake research honestly, and credit others for their work. 3
  4. Accept corrections from the instructor as part of the learning process.3
  5. Do original work for each class. Don’t submit projects or papers that have been done for a previous class.3
  6. Don’t purchase papers. 3
  7. Don’t copy ideas, data or exact wording without citing your source. 3
  8. Don’t collaborate with another student beyond the extent specifically approved by the instructor. 3
  9. Don’t copy answers from another student. 3
  10. Don’t ask another student to do your work for you. 3
  11. Don’t fabricate results. 3
  12. Don’t use electronic or other devices during exams.3
  13. Don’t alter graded exams and submit them for re- grading. 3
  14. Don’t allow another student to copy your answers on assignments or exams. 3
  15. Don’t take an exam or complete an assignment for another student. 3
  16. Do not use a computer to harm other people  3
  17.  Avoid using any technology resource in such a way that would disrupt the activities of other users. 2
  18. Do not snoop around in other people’s computer files 3
  19. Do not use a computer to steal  3
  20. Do not use a computer to bear false witness 3 
  21. Do not copy or use any software for which you have not paid  3
  22. Do not use other people’s computer resources without authorization. 3
  23. Always use a computer to respect other people 3
  24. Do not pass someone else’s private information to others. 3
  25. Criminal acts are prohibited—These include, but are not limited to, “hacking” or attempting to access computer systems without authorization, harassing email, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, child pornography, vandalism, and/or unauthorized tampering with computer systems. 2

Technology is a big part of our lives and school-aged children today are very much digital natives: They grow up with technology rather than learning the skills as an adult digital immigrant.


1 Akcay, B. (2008). The relationship between technology and ethics; from society to schools. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 9(4), 120–127.

2 Donovan, J (2018). Enhancing learning through technology. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

3 Ashford University. (2020). Academic Integrity. [PDF] Retrieved from:

Please let me know if I missed any other important ones!

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