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Academic Integrity: About

A guide providing resources related to academic integrity at UWL.

Academic Integrity Basics

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Students at UWL agree to adhere to an honor code

We, the students of UW-La Crosse, believe that academic honesty and integrity are fundamental to the mission of higher education. We, as students, are responsible for the honest completion and representation of our work and respect for others’ academic endeavors. We, as students and responsible citizens of the City of La Crosse, will aim to uphold the integrity of the university throughout the La Crosse community. It is our individual responsibility as students to uphold these ethical standards and to respect the character of the individuals and the university.

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Academic Integrity defined

What is Academic Integrity?

According to the International Center for Academic Integrity, academic integrity is a commitment to six fundamental values:

  • honesty
  • trust
  • fairness
  • respect
  • responsibility
  • courage 

Academic Misconduct

What does this look like in practice?

Academic misconduct is an act in which a student:  

  • seeks to claim credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization or citation;  
  • uses unauthorized materials or fabricated data in any academic exercise; 
  • forges or falsifies academic documents or records; 
  • intentionally impedes or damages the academic work of others; 
  • engages in conduct aimed at making false representation of a student’s academic performance; or 
  • assists other students in any of these acts. 

UWL Library Skills Tutorials

Did you know you can self-enroll in the Library's Canvas course? 

Here's the link: 

What You'll Find

  • Tutorials about how to use the library and its many tools
    • Topics like searching the library catalog; finding research articles; evaluating information; citing sources; and avoiding plagiarism are all covered. 
  • "How-to" videos on navigating the library's physical space, reading call numbers, and accessing the library's special collections
  • Short videos that teach you how to use a variety of research strategies to get to the information you need more quickly
  • Last, but not least, you'll get the contact information for a librarian who can help answer your library and research questions.

Who Can Enroll?

  • This course is for everyone! Students, faculty, and staff can enroll and use the resources.
  • Instructors are welcome to incorporate content from this course into their own classes, and; 
  • Are encouraged to contact Murphy's Teaching & Learning unit for help creating library and research skills assignments