US Academic Culture

From the terms we use to classroom behavior and assignments, expectations in a US university are sometimes different from what you’re used to. Perhaps you’re not accustomed to speaking up in class, but participation is part of your grade. Or maybe you’re unsure how or when to cite your sources for a research paper.

  1. You can read basic standards of academic integrity from the International Center for Academic Integrity, of which BU is a member.
  2. BU’s Academic Conduct Code lays out the standards to which we hold all students. Anytime you need help understanding requirements, talk to your professor or advisor.
  3. You can also take advantage of the many academic resources we have available on campus.