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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 days1 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

F in course with transcript notation (>F<), dismissal from the major, suspension, expulsion

Most SevereRange of Possible SanctionsRepeat
Having a different student take an Exam.F in course with transcript notation (>F<), dismissal from the major, suspension, expulsion
suspension, expulsion
Hiring or having someone to do a remote course.F in course with transcript notation (>F<), dismissal from the major, suspension, expulsionsuspension, expulsion
Purchasing or selling and submitting materials.F in course with transcript notation (>F<), dismissal from the major, suspension, expulsionsuspension, expulsion
Posting a whole assessment (or a significant part thereof) to an online site for the purpose of cheating.
*Posting for sharing purposes is processed under the Improper Distribution of Course Materials Policy.
F in course with transcript notation (>F<), dismissal from the major, suspension, expulsionsuspension, expulsion
SevereRange of Possible SanctionsRepeat
Cell phone use during an exam.0–assignment, F in courseF in course with transcript notation (>F<)
Possessing a cheat sheet.0–assignment, F in course
F in course with transcript notation (>F<)
Changing answers on an exam and asking for a regrade.0–assignment, F in course
F in course with transcript notation (>F<)
Plagiarism.0–assignment, F in course
F in course with transcript notation (>F<)
Falsifying data.0–assignment, F in courseF in course with transcript notation (>F<)
Copying someone else’s lab report or homework.0–assignment, F in course
F in course with transcript notation (>F<)
Copying from another person’s exam.0–assignment, F in course
F in course with transcript notation (>F<)
Using the same paper for multiple classes.0–assignment, F in course
F in course with transcript notation (>F<)
Viewing and/or copying assessment answers found on the internet through Google, Chegg, CourseHero, etc.0-assignment, F in courseF in course with transcript notation (>F<)
Answering test questions after proctoring ends, but prior to submitting test for grading0-assignment, F in courseF in course with transcript notation (>F<)
Giving or receiving answers in a group chat during a test0-assignment, F in courseF in course with transcript notation (>F<)
Less SevereRange of Possible SanctionsRepeat
Improper citation of others work.Warning, revision of work0-assignment, F-course
Illicitly obtaining copies of old exams.Warning, revision of work, 0-assignment, F in courseF-course
Working together where it is explicitly forbidden.Warning, revision of work, 0-assignment, F in course
F-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.Mandatory Remediation, 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. Please contact the Office of Academic Integrity for guidance as needed.

 
Published: Nov 23, 2021 13:22:42