Academic Integrity Week Sept. 10-14

Carolyn BrownBy Carolyn I. Brown, Ph.D.

Academic work is challenging—you are expected to manage classes, demonstrate critical thinking, and be responsible for your own learning.  In addition, you are expected to maintain academic integrity as a college student.  What does academic integrity mean? Find out during Academic Integrity Week, Sept. 10-14, 2018 in the Academic Resource Center.  Topics to be covered daily from 3-4 p.m. include Academic Integrity and Sources, Plagiarism, Supporting Evidence and Choosing Quotes, Paraphrasing, and In-text Citations—APA/MLA.  Online students can access any of these handouts at our Academic Integrity website (see URL below).

Part of maintaining academic integrity is utilizing the resources available to you as a student at Webster University. We now have a website called Academic Integrity at Webster that provides resources, explains documentation styles related to academic integrity, and helps you navigate through frequently asked questions.  To visit the website, go to

You will also find a new video on the Academic Integrity home page that features Webster faculty members, department chairs, deans, and students sharing what academic integrity means to them and to the Webster community:

Please do not wait until the end of the semester to ask for help with your academics.  The Writing Center, the Online Writing Center, and the Tutoring Program in the Academic Resource Center serve as resources for you.  The more you plan ahead, the more likely it is you will be motivated to maintain academic integrity as a student.  We are here to help you succeed.  For more information or to schedule a writing or tutoring appointment, call (314) 246-8644 or go to

Do your own work.  Write your own future.


Carolyn I. Brown, Ph.D., is the Assistant Director for the Academic Resource Center