Academic integrity

Please review the University Policy on Academic Integrity. The policy includes the University expectations regarding academic integrity and provides definitions of cheating, plagiarism, and unauthorized assistance.

A review of the University’s Academic Disciplinary Actions procedures is also recommended. These procedures outline the process for investigating, reporting, and adjudicating violations of the University Policy on Academic Integrity. The procedures also outline the appeal process.

 

Penalties for graduate student academic integrity violations

Upon the first academic integrity violation, in addition to the course-level action the student will be placed on academic probation and may be subject to one or more of the following additional actions as determined by the instructor and/or department head or program director: revocation of any financial award or position received through the college, department, or program; and, in cases where a first violation is particularly deplorable, a student may be expelled. Upon a second academic integrity violation, the student will be expelled from the university.

Penalties and limitations for students on academic probation may include:

  • Students on academic probation may have any scholarships and/or financial awards from the college/department/program suspended.
  • Students on academic probation are required to seek approval from the department/program head for all academic activities until they are removed from probation.
  • Students on academic probation may be denied admission to certain courses, as determined by the department/program head.
  • Students on academic probation are required to seek approval from the department/program head to take "Pass/Fail" courses or independent study courses.
  • Students on academic probation cannot be selected to receive new awards or scholarships.
  • Students on academic probation may not formally represent the college, department, or program as an officer or other position in a student club or campus organization.
  • Students on academic probation may be required to perform community service for the department, college, or program.

A student with an academic integrity violation may be removed from probation during a later semester. However, he/she may not hold an elected office or officially represent the college, department, or program in a campus organization for the duration of their program. Students have the right to appeal the department/program penalty, as described under Student Appeals.


(policy created 3/17/2010)