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Academic Integrity


Welcome to the DiMenna-Nyselius Library's guide to Academic Integrity.

This guide contains information on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity Workshop, presented December 2010 and January 2011
  • Conquering Plagiarism Workshop, presented May 2010
  • First Year Experience and Academic Integrity, Fall 2010
  • Academic Integrity Discussion Groups, 2010-2011
  • "Plagiarism and Student Engagement: Making Productive Connections" by Rebecca Moore Howard, FDEC/Humanities Institute Presentation, May 2011
  • Creative Research Assignments to Encourage Your Students' Voices, presented May 2011
  • Smart Assignment Ideas to Discourage Plagiarism, 2012
  • How to Facilitate Conversations Across Campus, 2013
  • Handouts from the International Center for Academic Integrity Conference by Jackie Kremer and Kathy Nantz, 2013
  • Assessment in Action Library grant on Academic Integrity Efforts by Fairfield University, 2014
  • DSB Academic Integrity Conversation, 2016

For more information, please contact Barbara Ghilardi,


Fairfield University Honor Code

Fairfield University's primary purpose is the pursuit of academic excellence. All members of the Fairfield University community share responsibility for establishing and maintaining appropriate standards of academic honesty and integrity. This is possible only in an atmosphere where discovery and communication of knowledge are marked by scrupulous, unqualified honesty.

I understand that any violation of academic integrity wounds the entire community and undermines the trust upon which the discovery and communication of knowledge depends. Therefore, as a member of the Fairfield University community, I hereby pledge to uphold and maintain these standards of academic honesty and integrity.

Fairfield University Honor Code

Fairfield University Definition of Plagiarism

According to the academic regulations published by Fairfield University, Plagiarism is listed among several possible acts of academic dishonesty.

Fairfield University defines plagiarism as "the appropriation of information, ideas, or the language of other persons or writers and the submission of them as one's own to satisfy the requirements of a course. Plagiarism thus constitutes both theft and deceit. Assignments (compositions, term papers, computer programs, etc.) acquired either in part or in whole from commercial sources or from other students and submitted as one's own original work will be considered plagiarism... The multiple submission of the same paper or report for assignments in more than one course without the prior written permission of each instructor" is considered self-plagiarism.