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Sample Syllabus

Below is a sample syllabus statement you could use in creating a statement for your course. We encourage all professors to personalize their statements. The following bullet points may be helpful in making a unique statement:

  • Make the statement personal to you as a professor and a professional in your field, i.e. I don’t like cheating, and it is important to have integrity as medical professionals because people are trusting us with their lives.

  • Make the statement personal to you as a professor and a professional in your field, i.e. I don’t like cheating, and it is important to have integrity as medical professionals because people are trusting us with their lives.

  • Emphasize cheating will be reported and inform them of possible grade penalties and institutional sanctions.

Sample Statement

Cheating is strictly prohibited at the University of Oklahoma, because it devalues the degree you are working hard to get. As a member of the OU community it is your responsibility to protect your educational investment by knowing and following the rules. For specific definitions on what constitutes cheating, review the Student’s Guide to Academic Integrity here.

To be successful in this class, all work on exams and quizzes must be yours and yours alone. You may not receive outside help. On examinations and quizzes you will never be permitted to use your notes, textbooks, calculators, or any other study aids. Should you see someone else engaging in this behavior, I encourage you to report it to myself or directly to the Office of Academic Integrity Programs. That student is devaluing not only their degree, but yours, too. Be aware that it is my professional obligation to report academic misconduct, which I will not hesitate to do. Sanctions for academic misconduct can include expulsion from the University and an F in this course, so don’t cheat. It’s simply not worth it.