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Undergraduate Academic Integrity Policy Appendices

Appendix A

Academic Integrity Pool Membership and Adjudication Committee Participation.

The Academic Integrity Office shall assemble a pool of faculty and students willing to participate on Adjudication Committees for Academic Integrity cases. The Office of Academic Integrity is responsible for ensuring that the pool reflects the diversity of the campus community and for training all members of the adjudication pool. It is the responsibility of each decanal unit to name student and faculty members to this pool. With the assistance of the Academic Integrity Office, each decanal unit will update its pool membership annually. Accordingly, each year, decanal units will also solicit departments to invite faculty and student representatives for service in the Academic Integrity pool. To ensure a suitable breadth and depth of membership in the pool, the Academic Integrity Office will encourage departments to facilitate continuous academic integrity training and development of faculty and students for future hearings. Typically duration of service in the Academic Integrity pool is two years.

From this pool, the Academic Integrity Office will form an Adjudication Committee for each hearing of no fewer than two faculty members, two undergraduate students, and one member of the Academic Integrity Office. Members from the Academic Integrity pool will be selected so that no one member will be involved in a disproportionate number of Academic Integrity cases. To that aim, the student and the instructor shall have five academic days to request, without stipulating a reason, the replacement of one member of the Adjudication Committee assembled to hear the case. If any principal finds the replacement Committee member inappropriate, the party shall transmit, within five additional academic days* of member identification, a written statement articulating grounds for objection to the Academic Integrity Office. The Academic Integrity Office will review and then rule on the merits of the objection, and either retain or replace the committee member. Each committee member shall have the option of disqualifying him/herself from the Committee by stipulating reasons why he or she feels unable to review the case in an unbiased fashion.

Appendix B

Confidentiality of Proceedings

Members of the Adjudication Committee have an obligation to maintain the confidentiality of hearing proceedings and of all supporting materials or testimony presented. If a breach of confidentiality by either principal is formally brought to the attention of the Adjudication Committee, upon a majority vote of the committee, it may choose to review this breach for possible misconduct. If a committee member is charged with misconduct, their alleged breach of confidentiality will be reviewed by an alternate Adjudication Committee. Such review shall take precedence over the pending case, a misconduct hearing shall be conducted, and findings shall be transmitted, in writing, to the principals and committee members. Findings will be placed in a supplemental file of the case proceedings. Such findings may then be considered in the subsequent review of the case.

Appendix C

Sample Infractions and Possible Sanctions

Most SevereRange of Possible SanctionsRepeat
Having a different student take an exam.F in course with transcript notation, dismissal from the major, suspension, expulsionsuspension, expulsion
Hiring or having someone to do a remote course.F in course with transcript notation, dismissal from the major, suspension, expulsionsuspension, expulsion
Purchasing or selling and submitting materials.F in course with transcript notation, dismissal from the major, suspension, expulsionsuspension, expulsion
Handing in another's workF in course with transcript notation, dismissal from the major, suspension, expulsionsuspension, expulsion
SevereRange of Possible SanctionsRepeat
Cell phone use during an exam.0 on assignment, F in course, mandatory remediationF in course with transcript notation
Possessing a cheat sheet.0 on assignment, F in course, mandatory remediationF in course with transcript notation
Changing answers on an exam and asking for a regrade.0 on assignment, F in course, mandatory remediationF in course with transcript notation
Plagiarism.0 on assignment, F in course, mandatory remediationF in course with transcript notation
Falsifying data.0 on assignment, F in course, mandatory remediationF in course with transcript notation
Copying someone else’s lab report or homework.0 on assignment, F in course, mandatory remediationF in course with transcript notation
Copying from another person’s exam.0 on assignment, F in course, mandatory remediationF in course with transcript notation
Using the same paper for multiple classes.0 on assignment, F in course, mandatory remediation
Less SevereRange of Possible SanctionsRepeat
Improper citation of others work.Warning, revise work, mandatory remediation0 on assignment, F in course
Illicitly obtaining copies of old exams.Warning, revise work, 0 on assignment, F in course, mandatory remediationF in course
Working together where it is explicitly forbidden.Warning, revise work, 0 on assignment, F in course, mandatory remediationF in course
Aiding or abetting a student’s academic dishonesty or violating the integrity of a course or academic activity whether in a course or not.Referral to Campus Judicial Procedures or University Police Department

The above list of sample academic integrity infractions and sanctions is not exhaustive. It is meant to offer some general information about common infractions and possible associated sanctions.

 
Published: Dec 22, 2020 12:10:49