Instructors who explain their expectations about integrity (as well as the consequences for not meeting them) help students better understand integrity and its value in academic work.
Of course, including this statement is ONLY a first step. Often instructors discuss their expectations during class as well as before every paper or exam. They also discuss issues that sometime confuse students such as what constitutes an acceptable paraphrase and what constitutes acceptable collaboration.
Note that almost all statements include a link to the University's Code of Academic Integrity.
Many also include links to: