Parents and Academic Integrity

Eleanor Clift

Parents play a critical role in promoting their student's academic success. The following resources can help parents understand more about academic dishonesty and how to address it positively with their student. 

Library Resource Center

The Mann Center maintains a continuously updated, online collection of resources, including teaching materials, scholarly journals, books and other useful information on ethics and ethical leadership. Located on the website of the University Library, this collection includes books and other useful resources on academic integrity.

"A Question of Honor"

A recent article on student-driven honor initiatives.

Parents: Speak with Your Student About Academic Integrity

A resource from UNC Greensboro for parents who want to discuss academic honesty with their students.

"The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity"

A discussion of the five fundamental values of academic integrity.

"Academic Integrity: A Letter to My Students"

A student-focused letter that defines classroom integrity standards.

"Perspectives on Plagiarism"

A resource from Saint Leo University that explores student and faculty perspectives on plagiarism.

Samford Student Handbook

Samford University's definition of cheating, and information on the consequences of doing so.


A publication by McGill University that explores academically dishonest scenarios in an engaging way.

"Now You Know...Academic Integrity Issues You May Not Have Discussed in Class"

Another resource from McGill University that examines behaviors many students wouldn't necessarily see as academically dishonest.

"Students' True Stories"

Students at the University of Windsor discuss why they cheated and what the effects have been.

"Academic Integrity: Common Misconceptions"

A resource from Ryerson University that discusses common misconceptions about cheating.

Samford's Communication Resource Center

The Samford Communication Resource Center provides personal assistance to students who need help with citation, as well as other services designed to help students excel honestly in the classroom.

"Academic Integrity: Episodes"

A series of animated videos designed to help students recognize academic dishonesty and avoid it.



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Brooks Hall, 227A


C. Cameron Collins 
Program Manager
Brooks Hall, 227B

Mitzi Lafferty  
Administrative Assistant
Brooks Hall, 227
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