Faculty Resources

Supporting you in prevention, detection and discipline

There are many resources available to help you teach your students the importance of academic integrity including examples of academic offences, questions about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. You also have support for detecting and dealing with suspected academic offenses.

Academic Integrity Toolkit for Course Instructors


Preventing Plagiarism

Read about tips and ideas on how to prevent plagiarism among your students including suggestions for designing assignments with prevention in mind.

Detecting Plagiarism

Urkund is a plagiarism detection tool that checks submitted work for matches against existing documents from several sources.

Watch for cues that might signify plagiarism such as changes in vocabulary and an inability to speak about the subject. Learn more ways to detect plagiarism.


The Guidelines for Academic Evaluators Regarding Violations of Academic Regulations by Students [PDF - 90 kB] form part of the Senate Constitution. Under these Guidelines, all instructors are required to report suspected academic offences to the Faculty Academic Integrity Officer.

Other resources

This set of questions on academic integrity can be used with clickers (Classroom Performance System). Download academic integrity questions [PDF - 53 kB]

Download a statement on academic integrity for your syllabus. [PDF - 233 kB]

Read Student Cheating and Plagiarism in the Internet Era, an electronic book by Ann Lathrop and Kathleen Foss. (Access restricted to Dalhousie community)

The Center for Academic Integrity provides a forum to identify, affirm and promote the values of academic integrity among students, faculty, teachers and administrators. They also provide policies and documents such as the Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity [PDF - 229 kB].