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AID: Academic Integrity Development

Plagiarism remediation assistance for students

Academic Integrity Development, better known as AID, is a support program developed by Pfeiffer Library. It is designed to transform a violation of the academic honesty policy into learning opportunity that is fully documented. Once enrolled, students will have access to a Moodle course that will discuss a variety of topics, including:

  • Tiffin University's Academic Honesty Policy
  • APA Style (6th edition) OR MLA Style (8th edition)
  • Citation/Writing tools

Once completed, professors should give their students a second chance to apply their new knowledge to their previous assignment. It will give your student an opportunity and incentive to learn what, when and how to use citations in academia (and in life).

AID Process

Participation in AID occurs in the following order:

  1. A student is caught plagiarizing an assignment, and the professor feels the student could benefit from the AID program.
  2. The professor fills out the AID Professor Referral form. 
  3. The library will verify that the student has not previously participated in AID, nor has any prior academic honesty violations, and notify the professor.
  4. If eligible, the student will be enrolled in a Moodle course by a librarian.
  5. The student will complete all modules of the Moodle course and pass a quiz. If the student passes, a certificate of completion will be presented to the student to give to the professor.
  6. The student will meet with a librarian to review the assignment and what they have learned.
  7. The student will receive the opportunity from the professor to redo the original assignment to potentially receive a higher grade.

If at any point a student fails to complete his/her portion of the program, s/he forfeits this and future AID forgiveness opportunities. However, at your discretion librarians are willing to meet with students to work through quizzes together to receive a passing grade on that portion.

Register Your Student in AID

The link below will direct you to the form to begin the process for your student to participate in AID. After submitting, a librarian will contact you within a few days about the student's eligibility in the program. If the student is eligible, s/he will be enrolled in the Moodle course, and receive instructions about the next steps.