Required course group work
When formal group work is required for an assignment, instructors are advised to include a statement defining expected contributions from each team member, to structure the task to build in individual accountability, or to ask students to provide evidence of their individual contributions to the final product and/or process.
Informal study groups (not required by the instructor for a course)
Students are regularly encouraged to study in groups or work with peers in order to improve their team skills and study methods. However, the free sharing of work without author acknowledgement can create the risk of students providing or receiving unauthorized aid, and the risk of honest work falling into the wrong hands.
All students studying in group scenarios are cautioned to guard their work, to avoid sharing copies of finished work or previous assignments, and to be cautious about transmitting electronic copies of their work to other students.