Good Practices

As the semester winds down, you may find yourself gearing up for final research papers and projects. This is a good time for a refresher on avoiding plagiarism and being an ethical writer.

Academic integrity is an important part of being a scholar at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; we are committed to the highest level of academic integrity among our faculty and students.

An in-depth understanding of academic integrity is vital for students and professionals in the academic community. Not just because a lapse in integrity can result in career-ending consequences, but because academia is built on trust.

Plagiarism is often discussed in absolute terms; an author did or did not properly cite a source. But what happens when ideas aren’t cited? Is it even necessary to cite an idea? These are two of the questions being asked by a group of scholars.

The Robert J. Kutak Center for the Teaching Study of Applied Ethics, founded in 1985, promotes academic integrity and ethics across disciplines at UNL.

We had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Daniel Wueste, this year’s keynote speaker for Academic Integrity Week, and Director of the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University.

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