Course Design Resources

What resources are available to help me design a course supporting academic integrity?

Department level

  • Consult with senior faculty/chair on their experiences.
  • Consult with junior faculty on learning theories/ideas/strategies they are bringing in.
  • Consult with the departmental representative to the PHHP Curriculum Committee.
  • Consider faculty Brown Bag meetings or professional development seminars with a focus on course design to support academic integrity.

University Level

College Level

  • Centralized Instructional Design and Educational Technology Team ( ):  Provides support for course development and design that reduces the risk of academic dishonesty.  Service examples include assistance with selecting course objectives and choosing instructional activities and assessments that align with course objectives and expected outcomes; exploring selection and use of technologies, and ensuring accessible course design.  One-on-one consultations can be scheduled at the website noted above.
  • PHHP Teaching Excellence Program Modules ( Once you log into the UF Canvas e-learning site, you will have access to several modules that help with course development.  Two of the modules, Classroom Communications and Class Management specifically address creating an inclusive classroom and academic integrity.
  • PHHP Curriculum Committee ( The Curriculum Committee reviews all new syllabi and serves as a broad resource for feedback on supporting constructive course design. 

External Sites

  • Florida Distance Learning and Student Services ( The State of Florida provides various online resources and recommendations through their Office of Distance Learning and Student Services. The link above provides some helpful suggestions regarding course design to deter cheating for both assessments and written work.
  • International Center for Academic Integrity (  The International Center for Academic Integrity’s focus is to combat cheating, plagiarism, and academic dishonesty in higher education. The link above provides online resources and examples of academic integrity, honor code, and academic misconduct process examples from national and international universities.
  • Academic Integrity Online Seminar ( The Academic Integrity Online Seminar is a demanding, personalized online educational intervention administered at high school, colleges, and universities throughout the country. The Seminar is used for ethical development programming, honor council and hearing board training, and as remediation for violations of honor codes and codes of conduct. The goal is to help students understand why academic integrity is important.
  • Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, Yale University ( The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale provides a nice summary of how to use sources and cite different types of work in academic writing. It also provides additional writing resources targeted separately for undergraduate and graduate students that faculty can reference.