Committee on Intellectual Integrity

Resources for Faculty

Sample Statements to Include in the Course Syllabus

"SUNY Oswego is committed to Intellectual Integrity. Any form of intellectual dishonesty is a serious concern and therefore prohibited. The full policy can be found at"

Faculty who are going to make use of the Intellectual Integrity Quiz might choose to substitute the following:

"SUNY Oswego is committed to Intellectual Integrity. In support of this goal, this course requires students to read the Integrity Primer and complete the Intellectual Integrity Quiz in the Angel shell for this class. Sutdents should email the certificate of completion that they earn after succesffully completing the quiz to the instructor. More information can be found in the Primer at"

Reporting Integrity Violations

According to the campus policy, violations of the intellectual integrity policy are to be reported to the intructor's dean's office. To make this easier, CII has developed an online submission form. To access the form, use the following link:

Intellectual Integrity Violation Report Form

Academic Penalty Process

While it appears to be a daunting process, the actual procedure for determining that academic misconduct took place and assigning an appropriate academic penalty is quite simple. The following document explains the process and, importantly, why is it imperative that you follow the faculty-approved process.

Judicial Process

A faculty member may choose to file disciplinary charges instead of assessing an academic penalty.

Academic Sanction Guidelines

In order to provide guidance to faculty and promote more uniform sanctions across academic divisions, the following guidelines were developed. This is a "living" document that we expect will evolve and we welcome your comments.

Summary of Reported Integrity Violations

More Information for Faculty

Research and citation skills taught in English 102:

  • How to integrate quoted language and paraphrased ideas into one’s own text
  • How to decide when to quote and when to paraphrase
  • How to manipulate quoted language with brackets and ellipses
  • How to distinguish between common and “proprietary” language and knowledge
  • How to evaluate the authority of different sources in different rhetorical contexts
  • How to locate sources in Penfield Library and in database searches
  • Basic working knowledge of MLA citation style and bibliographic forms