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UC San Diego Academic Integrity Handbook for Staff

New to UC San Diego or academic integrity? Explore our Academic Integrity Handbook for staff. Use the bookmarks in Adobe Reader's top right corner to navigate your specific points of interest.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Bertram Gallant is available to consult with faculty and staff on academic integrity matters, including:

  • Creating a conducive learning environment
  • Drafting an academic integrity statement
  • Preventing cheating
  • Enhancing academic integrity
  • Discussing academic integrity in syllabi
  • Handling academic misconduct

E-mail Dr. Bertram Gallant at to schedule an appointment.

Take the Academic Integrity Tutorial

This tutorial serves as an introduction for students to the core values of academic integrity, presenting scenarios to help students understand how violations of integrity might occur. While mandatory for all new matriculated students in their first quarter, the tutorial is available for any student seeking to reinforce their understanding of academic integrity.

For Extension/Concurrent Enrollment students, the tutorial is also mandatory. Access it directly through the link provided by your instructor or advisor. Any questions can be directed to

Extension/Concurrent Enrollment students (also mandated completion) should go directly to the URL provided to them to complete it. Extension/Concurrent Enrollment students with questions should contact

Faculty and staff interested in exploring the Academic Integrity Tutorial are encouraged to email us at

Borrow from the Academic Integrity Library

The Academic Integrity Office houses an extensive library on academic integrity, ethics, character education, and higher education. Anyone is able to borrow books from our library! Email us at to take a look!

Schedule a Presentation or Workshop

Complete our online form to request tailored programs for students, faculty, staff, or instructional assistants. For inquiries, contact the Academic Integrity Office at

Instructional Assistants Training

In either a short 15 – minute presentation or a longer 60–90 minute workshop, the AI Office provides training for teaching assistants, tutors, and readers. During this presentation, our office will cover academic integrity understanding, cheating prevention, and effective responses.

Student Presentations/Workshops

Our office can deliver presentations or workshops to students for on-campus organizations or in classes at the request of faculty.

  • What is Academic Integrity?

    • Our fundamental presentation, ranging from 10 to 45 minutes, that covers the essential standards and expectations of academic integrity at UC San Diego.
  • Bystander Intervention Training

    • How do I decide whether to give my friend my old lab report? Should I let my roommate sit next to me in the exam when I know she’s under pressure? I know someone’s cheating, what do I do? As a student, these are the types of questions you may ask yourself and struggle with. This presentation/workshop will equip you with a Bystander Interventional model adapted from UC San Diego Care that you can use to help act ethically and choose integrity in the face of stress and pressure. Choose between a 20 – minute presentation or an in-depth 60 –90 minute workshop.

Faculty Presentations/Workshops

  • Creating an Ethical Classroom

    • There are four things that you as a faculty member can do to create an ethical classroom, thereby reducing cheating and enhancing academic integrity: communicating integrity, creating space for integrity, integrating ethics, and responding to cheating. In this presentation/workshop, you will learn to implement these techniques in your classroom. Choose between a 60–minute presentation or an in-depth workshop ranging from a half–day to 2 full days.
  • Communicating Integrity

    • How do I talk about academic integrity with my students? Is there a way that I can seamlessly incorporate the conversation into my class? What should I say in my syllabus? This 30–minute presentation will guide you through implementing easy and effective options for communicating integrity to your students. Follow-up consultations for your course syllabus, lectures, and/or documents are available.
  • Preferred Practices for Helping Students Excel with Integrity

    • What is the best way to enhance integrity in my large class exams? How do I explain academic integrity to a diverse student body? Is there a way to prevent and detect contract cheating? Our office can tailor presentations ranging between 30–90 minutes responding to your queries on enhancing integrity in large class exams, explaining academic integrity to a diverse student body, and preventing/detecting contract cheating. These sessions may expand on popular Preferred Practice newsletter topics.
  • Using Alternative Pedagogies to Enhance Integrity in the Classroom

    • Dr. Bertram Gallant published her book "Academic Integrity in the Twenty-First Century" in 2008, in which academic integrity was positioned as a teaching and learning opportunity, rather than a conduct issue. As a follow-up to that premise, this 60–90 minutes presentation introduces faculty to the alternative pedagogical techniques, such as team-based learning and peer instruction, that can be used to reduce cheating and enhance integrity, as well as increase learning and rejuvenate the excitement of teaching.
  • Responding to Cheating

    • What do I do if I suspect a student has cheated in my class? This is perhaps the most stressful situation you as an instructor can face. Navigate the stressful situation of suspected student cheating in this 60-90 minute presentation, where you will learn to reframe the experience positively, and gain insights into effective and efficient documentation and response procedures.

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