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Teaching Assistant Workshop:
What to Do About Cheating

Kelly Eifert, Office of Academic Integrity
February 24, 2011


Reducing instances of academic dishonesty before they happen can make your life easier. What can Teaching Assistants do to promote academic integrity in their classes? Including the University’s Honor Code in your written syllabus, and articulating potential consequences for violations up-front, are the first steps. This workshop examines current issues of cheating and plagiarism on campus, including strategies used by students. The presenter discusses how to prevent academic dishonesty, as well as how to confront cheating behavior. The University’s procedures to resolve academic dishonestyis also reviewed. Remember that by preventing cheating, we encourage learning and make our teaching more enjoyable.

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About the Facilitator

Kelly Eifert is the Director of Academic Integrity at the University of South Carolina. She has worked in the student affairs field for 14 years, 11 of those in student conduct. She received her Master of Education in Student Personnel Services from the University of South Carolina and is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational administration.

This workshop was co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Integrity and the Center for Teaching Excellence. For more information, please e-mail or call 803-777-8322.

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