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.
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.
|Most Severe||Range of Possible Sanctions||Repeat|
|Having a different student take an exam.||>F<, dismissal from the major, suspension, expulsion||suspension, expulsion|
|Hiring or having someone to do an online course.||>F<, dismissal from the major, suspension, expulsion||suspension, expulsion|
|Purchasing or selling and submitting materials.||>F<, dismissal from the major, suspension, expulsion||suspension, expulsion|
|Handing in another's work||>F<, dismissal from the major, suspension, expulsion||suspension, expulsion|
|Severe||Range of Possible Sanctions||Repeat|
|Cell phone use during an exam.||0 –assignment, F – course, remediation||>F<|
|Possessing a cheat sheet.||0 –assignment, F – course, remediation||>F<|
|Changing answers on an exam and asking for a regrade.||0 –assignment, F – course, remediation||>F<|
|Plagiarism.||0 –assignment, F – course, remediation||>F<|
|Falsifying data.||0 –assignment, F – course, remediation||>F<|
|Copying someone else’s lab report or homework.||0 –assignment, F – course, remediation||>F<|
|Copying from another person’s exam.||0 –assignment, F – course, remediation||>F<|
|Using the same paper for multiple classes.||0 –assignment, F – course, remediation||>F<|
|Less Severe||Range of Possible Sanctions||Repeat|
|Improper citation of others work.||Warning, revise work, remediation||0 –assignment, F – course|
|Illicitly obtaining copies of old exams.||Warning, revise work, 0 –assignment, F – course, remediation||F – course|
|Working together where it is explicitly forbidden.||Warning, revise work, 0 –assignment, F – course, remediation||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.||Warning, revise work, 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.