Request a Workshop
The Undergraduate Honor Council collaborates with Student Accountability to offer custom workshops on topics related to academic integrity. Possible focus areas include avoiding plagiarism, seeking help, and abiding by the Honor Code. Please complete the Request a Presentation form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a workshop for your class, student organization, or group.
The Center for Student Wellbeing offers skill-building workshops, academic coaching, and other services to support student wellbeing and success. “Through academic coaching, students can polish study skills and learn to manage their time in order to apply those skills effectively. While academic coaching is helpful to students who are experiencing academic difficulties, it is also beneficial to anyone who wishes to enhance their academic effectiveness” (Center for Student Wellbeing, 2022).
Faculty members may seek support in promoting academic integrity in their classes by working with the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. The Center for Teaching seeks to promote teaching strategies that lead to meaningful student learning (Center for Teaching, 2022).
The Vanderbilt University English Language Center helps students from international backgrounds to reach their academic goals by providing “innovative, high quality, individualized English-language instruction” (English Language Center, 2022). In addition to 1:1 coaching, the ELC offers several writing resources that help students apply the principles of the Honor Code, including a tutorial called How to Avoid Plagiarism.
Student Care Coordination supports Vanderbilt students by serving as a first point of contact following life events or other circumstances that may interfere with their academic performance or personal wellbeing. SCC offers 1:1 consultations, drop-in hours, off-campus referrals, and connections to specialized campus support services (Student Care Coordination, 2022).
Vanderbilt Tutoring Services offers individual and group sessions for STEM courses ranging from chemistry, biological sciences, and neuroscience to physics, mathematics and economics (Tutoring Services, 2022).
The Writing Studio provides free, confidential writing consultations to undergraduate students, graduate/professional students, and faculty. At the Writing Studio, students can expect to receive constructive feedback on specific products while developing transferrable skills for future writing assignments (Writing Studio, 2022).
The librarians at the Jean and Alexander Hearst Libraries offer research and writing support to students by helping them find sources, evaluate information, and cite evidence appropriately (Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, 2022).
“The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) was founded in 1992 by Don McCabe, a professor at Rutgers University, to combat cheating, plagiarism, and academic dishonesty in higher education. Its mission has since expanded to include the cultivation of cultures of integrity in academic communities throughout the world. ICAI’s core beliefs focus on the six Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity. These values serve as a touchstone for our organization and our members” (ICAI, 2022).
“Established in 1991, the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics. APPE fosters moral reasoning skill development, works to promote ethical conduct in all sectors of our daily lives, nurtures the next generation of ethical leaders, and seeks to advance civil public discourse on diverse ethical issues” (APPE, 2022).
Style Guides and Citation Manuals
The APA Formatting and Style Guide, published by Purdue Owl Writing Lab, is a free resource that offers basic information on general formatting, in-text citations, and reference lists from the APA Manual. The full Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association can be found here.
The MLA Formatting and Style Guide, published by Purdue Owl Writing Lab, is a free resource that offers basic information on general formatting, in-text citations, and reference lists from the MLA Handbook. The full Modern Language Association Handbook can be found here.
The Chicago Formatting and Style Guide, published by Purdue Owl Writing Lab, is a free resource that offers basic information on general formatting, in-text citations, and reference lists. The official Chicago Manual can be purchased online.