What is a honor code and why is it important to academic integrity?

“I have neither given nor received assistance while completing this assignment. I pledge that it is my own work in its entirety.”

An honor code, like the one above, is a promise that all work is the student’s own, a concrete commitment to academic integrity. Students resort to academic dishonesty for various reasons, and the solution is both complex and simple: we need to make academic integrity a core value in our classrooms and/or institutions, beginning with a promise.

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