Faculty and Advisor Support | Webster University

Faculty and Advisor Support

Webster University endeavors to educate both students and faculty about academic honesty. To facilitate this objective, the Academic Integrity at Webster initiative has provided a range of resources aimed to strategically address plagiarism through multiple prevention efforts and clear procedures to support Webster University’s academic honesty policies. These policies are available on the Important Policies section of the Faculty Resource Guide.

Defining Integrity will ensure that all faculty have a clear understanding of the forms of academic dishonesty and consistent terminology to use when communicating issues.

Promoting Integrity provides educators with a range of strategies and resources that they can consult in order to promote university standards to their students. There are also recommendations to aid faculty in designing assignments and measures to ensure that students are consistently informed about course expectations and guidelines.

A common question that faculty often have is how to detect plagiarism or how to effectively utilize Turnitin. Understanding how Turnitin works and how this tool can be used to assess student submissions is essential.

In the event academic dishonesty occurs in a student's work, Procedures illustrate how to proceed. These steps ensure that Webster University is kept consistently informed about any incidents with student integrity, regardless of whether any further action needs to be taken with the situation.

Through the alignment of preventative and procedural resources, incidences of plagiarism can be handled in a manner that provides substantial opportunity for the development of students' understanding of academic integrity and of the craft of academic writing. The university aims to provide a consistent, transparent focus on preventing academic misconduct, and the information provided will help standardize institutional efforts to create awareness of, prevent, and address plagiarism.