Teaching Resources

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Your syllabus MUST include the information stated below. Additionally, please post your syllabus on your course website.


We, the Smeal College of Business Community, aspire to the highest ethical standards and will hold each other accountable to them. We will not engage in any action that is improper or that creates the appearance of impropriety in our academic lives, and we intend to hold to this standard in our future careers.


According to the Penn State Principles and University Code of Conduct:

Academic integrity is a basic guiding principle for all academic activity at Penn State University, allowing the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest, and responsible manner. According to the University’s Code of Conduct, you must neither engage in nor tolerate academic dishonesty. This includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, fabrication of information or citations, facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others, unauthorized possession of examinations, submitting work of another person, or work previously used in another course without informing the instructor, or tampering with the academic work of other students. The use of unauthorized/prohibited tools and technologies and the misrepresentation of one’s work, words, results, processes, or ideas, in whole or in part, without attribution, constitutes an academic integrity violation. Accordingly, submitting artificially generated text to gain an academic advantage would qualify as an academic integrity violation if course or assessment policies prohibit use.

Any violation of academic integrity will be investigated and, where warranted, corrective academic and/or disciplinary action will be taken. For every incident, in an undergraduate course, where a penalty is assessed, an Academic Integrity Incident Report must be filed.


Once a student has been informed that academic misconduct is suspected, the student may not drop the course during the adjudication process. Any drop or withdrawal from the course during this time will be reversed. A student who has received an academic sanction as a result of a violation of academic integrity may not drop or withdraw from the course at any time. These drop actions include regular drop, late drop, withdrawal, retroactive late drop and retroactive withdrawal. Any such drop action of the course will be reversed. This drop policy may be superseded in exceptional circumstances (i.e., trauma drop). In these cases, the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Response or their designee will confer with the Dean of the College or his representative to determine if the drop is warranted. https://undergrad.psu.edu/aappm/G-9-academic-integrity.html


All work that you submit for grading or academic credit is designed to reflect your knowledge and skill related to the course subject matter. Therefore, unless otherwise indicated, all work submitted is to be done on an individual basis. This includes, but is not limited to, all exams, quizzes, homework, papers, written assignments, and presentations.

Plagiarism is claiming work as your own that you have copied from another person, whether that other person knows about it or not. This includes copying from web sites without proper source citation and using homework or papers prepared by current or past students whether working as an individual or working in a group or team.