Presented by Lynnan Mocek, Office of the Provost, at a Reflective Practice Large Group Meeting.
Academic Integrity/Academic Dishonesty is a hot topic. Any issue occurring within a classroom, class-related activity, or class-related function fall within the Academic Integrity Policy and are referred to the Provost Office. (Non-class related issues are referred to the Judicial Board.) The Academic Integrity Policy provides a meaningful process to address various levels of student conduct that impact the academic process and ensures the students receive due process for more serious cases of academic violations. IUP’s Academic Integrity Policy has been approved by the University Senate, the president, and the Council of Trustees.
There are twelve types of violations outlined within the Academic Integrity policy:
The most common issues reported to the Provost Office are plagiarism (many students do not understand what plagiarism is), cheating, and classroom disruption.
Within seven days of observation or discovery of violation, the instructor has three options to choose from: (Note: you do not have to follow in order each option; depending upon the severity, a faculty member can chose to immediately go to option II or option III.)
Note – If there is another Level II violation previously filed regarding the student, the violation automatically is referred to an AIB for multiple violations.
Important: If an academic integrity violation is not resolved prior to when grades are due, the student must receive an “I” grade.
Copies of the forms used in processing violations at each level are available both via departmental offices and via the Provost’s Office.
*These can only be recommended at the AIB level and can be imposed only by the president, or the vice president for Student Affairs acting as the president’s designee
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Academic Integrity, please feel free to contact Lynnan Mocek in the Provost’s Office: 724-357-3001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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