Academic Integrity / Plagiarism

Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

Saint Leo University holds all students to the highest standards of honesty and personal integrity in every phase of their academic life. All students have a responsibility to uphold the Academic Honor Code by refraining from any form of academic misconduct, presenting only work that is genuinely their own, and reporting any observed instance of academic dishonesty to a faculty member. Familiarize yourself with school policy and learn how to prevent acts of plagiarism in the classroom using resources like Turnitin. 

If you encounter an Academic Integrity violation in your class, you will want to visit our pages on the Academic Standards and Honor Code and the Academic Honor Code Reporting System for important information on policies and procedures.

Check out this presentation titled "Concerned About Academic Integrity? It’s Time to Rethink Traditional Models of Testing” by Melissa Jones



Resources for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and plagiarism in higher education:

Can Turnitin Cure Higher Ed's AI Fever? - Inside Higher Ed
Professors are using ChatGPT detector tools to accuse students of cheating. But what if the software is wrong? - USA Today


Message from Academic Affairs regarding artificial intelligence and Turnitin

Please note that the AI feature in includes a disclaimer about the system's identification of AI work. This should also be taken into consideration as you use Turnitin:

Our AI writing assessment is designed to help educators identify text that might be prepared by a generative AI tool. Our AI writing assessment may not always be accurate (it may misidentify both human and AI-generated text) so it should not be used as the sole basis for adverse actions against a student. It takes further scrutiny and human judgment in conjunction with an organization's application of its specific academic policies to determine whether any academic misconduct has occurred.

More information on AI writing indicator from Turnitin here.