UMBC is committed to academic integrity. Students arriving at UMBC to begin graduate study come from very different places and backgrounds. Some have had little undergraduate instruction on topics such as plagiarism and the proper citation of sources. Others have come from countries where norms of academic integrity are very different from those in the United States. Because of this, we have developed a tutorial that is required of all entering graduate students.
Academic Integrity 101
Academic Integrity is a very complex set of ethical policies and principles, and this tutorial provides only a basic, elementary overview. It is, in effect, “Academic Integrity 101.” Each academic discipline has its own variations to the policies, definitions, and examples presented here. For a full comprehensive review of the policy, please visit our detailed Catalog entry on Academic Integrity.
Taking the Tutorial
Each new degree-seeking graduate student entering UMBC is required to pass the test by September 15 (Fall) or February 15 (Spring). Failure to complete the tutorial and pass the test with a score of 80% or above will result in your registration being blocked for future terms.
In order to enroll in the Academic Integrity Tutorial, you must be an registered student who is in their first semester. Once you have Blackboard access, visit your “My Communities” tab and search for the “Graduate School Academic Integrity Tutorial”. Here is a guide.
You may take the tutorial at your convenience, and as many times as you want. You must complete each module and have a total score of 80% or above to successfully complete the tutorial.