Academic Honesty and Integrity

UAA Department of History
Plagiarism Statement and Guidelines

The historical discipline demands honesty of its practitioners. The members of the UAA Department of History are committed to be accountable, honest practitioners of their craft and demand the same of their students. The Department of History is guided by the American Historical Association's Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct ( and the statements concerning plagiarism provided by the Consortium Library (see section on Academic Honesty and Integrity under Information for Majors on Department of History website). The Department adheres to UAA policies and regulations concerning the Academic Integrity of students ( The Department of History supports its faculty in insuring that students are not committing acts of plagiarism or other acts of intellectual dishonesty. If a student has committed an act of intellectual dishonesty, the Department of History supports the faculty of record in his or her efforts to hold the student accountable.

Resources for Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism

UAA Consortium Library Academic Honesty and Integrity Website

Plagiarism in Colleges in USA (Massachusetts attorney Ronald B. Standler's excellent study of the legal ramifications of plagiarism)

"In every plagiarism case that I have found involving a student or professor, the court upheld the punishment imposed by the college. Further, the court often make gratuitious, pejorative comments about the bad character of the plagiarist, which show that it is unwise for a plagiarist to complain about how he/she was treated."

Ronald B. Standler, "Plagiarism in Colleges in USA"
[accessed 19 March 2010]



Phi Alpha Theta - National History Honor Society

 Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society

History majors and minors are strongly encouraged to join Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society. Joining the Alpha Beta Gamma Chapter of PAT is a great way to get involved on the UAA campus. It provides you with opportunities to form friendships with students who share your interest in history and to network with History Department faculty. PAT membership can also help you to continue to hone your skills as a historian and to learn about other academic opportunities. To join Phi Alpha Theta, please submit the application form: Phi Alpha Theta Membership Application and pay your one-time registration fee of $50. For more information, contact Professor Ray Ball via email at or by phone at (907) 786-4978.

For the current academic year (2014-2015) the Alpha Beta Gamma Chapter Officers are:

President: Kailyn Vaughan
Vice President: Jordan Norquist
Treasurer: Ed Juraszek
Secretary: Garett Tree
Club Council Representative: Elise Carroway