How Off-Campus Misconduct Can Have Consequences

Penn State has a primary duty regarding behavior on its premises, but there are many circumstances where the off-campus behavior of University students or student organizations is considered of “Substantial University Interest” and may warrant conduct action. Penn State expects students and organizations to conduct themselves in accordance with the law. Off-campus student or student…

Why You Should Complete Academic Integrity Training

Every part of the University is committed to maintaining Penn State’s policy on academic integrity in all courses it offers. Penn State World Campus, the academic unit that is the home of each course, the course instructor, and exam proctors each take academic integrity matters seriously. Academic integrity — scholarship free of fraud and deception — is an important educational…

Writing Tips: Research Papers

This material was written by Megan Fung, Tutoring Coordinator, Academic and Enrollment Support Services at Penn State World Campus, and derived from materials created for the Smart Track to Success course. Research papers can be intimidating for many college students. That’s understandable. Writing a research paper takes some work (often, quite a bit), and may…

Writing Tips: Preparing an Effective Discussion Post

This material was written by Megan Fung, Tutoring Coordinator, Academic and Enrollment Support Services at Penn State World Campus, and derived from materials created for the Smart Track to Success course. Discussion posts are a staple of online courses. This important element of the course structure provides a venue where class members can exchange ideas,…

Writing Tips: Use Email in an Effective and Appropriate Way

This material was written by Megan Fung, Tutoring Coordinator, Academic and Enrollment Support Services at Penn State World Campus, and derived from materials created for the Smart Track to Success course. For most of us, email is an essential staple of daily life. We use it to keep in touch and stay informed. Email is…

Interning with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission: Justin Hanks

Penn State World Campus undergraduate student Justin Lee Hanks is completing an internship at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He recently explained to us how he found this unique experience while pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Tell us about your internship. What work have you gotten to do at the SEC? The…

Meet Lee Juarez, Academic and Enrollment Services Graduate Assistant

Lee Juarez recently joined Penn State World Campus as a graduate assistant in Academic and Enrollment Services. She shares some insight in this blog post about her role in helping students with tutoring and other academic resources. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background? I was born and raised in Stockton,…