Faculty & TAs

Faculty teaching classes can learn about their responsibilities regarding the Honor System at Georgetown.

We encourage dialogue about ways to design courses and assignments in order to reduce and prevent plagiarism and cheating. Please feel free to offer us your suggestions on how to keep Honor System violations at a minimum.

Articles and Pages of Interest:
(The following articles and pages are not connected in any way to the Honor Council or Georgetown University. Therefore, it makes sense that some of the definitions and practices found therein may differ from those delineated by the Georgetown University Honor System.)

  • Some startling statistics about cheating on college campuses from a major survey conducted by the Center for Academic Integrity
  • “Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices.” (Thanks to Maggie Debelius for this suggestion.)
  • “Teaching About Plagiarism in a Digital Age.” The Council Chronicle, Nov. 2005.
  • Austin, Jill M. and Linda D. Brown. “Internet Plagiarism: Developing Strategies to Curb Student Academic Dishonesty.” The Internet and Higher Education 2.1 (1999): 21-33.
  • Price, Margaret. “Beyond ‘Gotcha!’: Situating Plagiarism in Policy and Pedagogy.” College Composition and Communication 54.1 (Sep. 2002): 88-115.
  • Fitzsimmons, Anne. “Annotation as an Ethical Practice.” Reflections in Writing 18 (1998): 14-19.