Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Academic Integrity & Plaigaiarsm Resources

Academic Integrity

The University of San Diego Center for Academic Integry identifies five features foundational to academic integrity.

I. Honesty
An academic community should advance the quest for truth and knowledge by requiring intellectual and personal honesty in learning, teaching, and research.

II. Trust
An academic community should foster a climate of mutual trust to encourage the free exchange of ideas and enable all to reach their highest potential.

III. Fairness
An academic community should seek to ensure fairness in institutional standards, practices, and procedures for academic integrity as well as fairness in interactions with each other.

IV. Respect
An academic community should promote respect among students, staff, and faculty: respect for self, for others, for scholarship and research, for the educational process, and for our intellectual heritage.

V. Responsibility
An academic community should uphold high standards of conduct in learning, teaching, and research by requiring shared responsibility for promoting academic integrity among all members of the community.


Plaigiarism: compares student submissions with resources on the Internet, articles and essays in proprietary databases, and all student papers previously submitted at Turnitin. Turnitin identifieds instances of plagiarism and improperly used sources.

Citatations: It is important to always cite your resources.