Academic Integrity

Every College and campus has its own Academic Integrity policy and procedure. It is important that you review the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences policy on academic integrity so that you know the College's parameters, definitions, and procedures. The World Campus does not have a separate academic integrity policy and upholds the University policy and College processes.

There are many helpful resources related to academic integrity:

  • One good, proactive idea is to educate your students about what constitutes academic integrity. Some instructors choose to use the iStudy for Success modules on academic integrity as part of their orientation activities.
  • To assist you in managing academic integrity, Penn State has licensed a tool from that will help you detect plagiarism. For more information about using this tool, visit

If you have any questions or concerns about academic integrity issues in your online course, please see your Dutton Institute Learning Designer for assistance.