At colleges and universities all around the world, students and faculty are participating in scholarly conversations, otherwise known as “academic discourse.” This discourse is how scholars engage with each other, communicate their research, and build on existing scholarship to create new knowledge. While at UO, you are invited to listen and participate in scholarly conversations. An important part of that is learning to avoid cheating and plagiarism to avoid negative consequences.
While not all Ducks will choose careers within academia, career paths outside of higher education also depend upon you participating in your education with integrity. From STEM fields to humanities, understanding how to engage with the scholarly conversation in your field is key to learning the skills and knowledge for your post-college career. Your future depends on you!