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CG 00.04

TO: Bob Rich, Chair of Senate Council
FROM: Nicholas Burbules, Chair, Conference on Conduct Governance
DATE: April 11, 2000
RE: Changes to Rule 33 on academic misconduct

Deletions marked with a strikethrough; additions underlined.

33. Academic Integrity-All Students


The University has the responsibility for maintaining academic integrity so as to protect the quality of education and research on our campus and to protect those who depend upon our integrity. It is the responsibility of the student to refrain from infractions of academic integrity, from conduct that may lead to suspicion of such infractions, and from conduct that aids others in such infractions. It is the responsibility of the faculty to establish and maintain an environment that supports academic integrity. An essential part of this faculty responsibility is the enforcement of existing standards of academic integrity; where faculty do not discourage and act upon violations of which they become aware, this has the effect of undermining respect for those standards. Faculty members should provide students with a clear statement of their expectations concerning academic integrity. In these regulations, "faculty" includes an instructor or authorized staff member who supervises any academic endeavor.

Students have been given notice of this rule by virtue of its publication. Regardless of whether a student has actually read this rule, a student is charged with knowledge of it. Ignorance of a rule is never a defense.

This rule applies to course-based infractions by both undergraduate and graduate students, except as noted under section III. It does not apply to infractions of academic integrity in organized research (which includes funded research, research intended for publication, work performed as a research assistant, or theses and dissertations). Infractions committed as part of organized research activities are addressed by the campus Policy and Procedures on Academic Integrity in Research and Publication.


8 Most of these definitions were adapted from a model code of academic integrity found in 8 School Law Journal 55 (1978).

9 Comments provide explanations and illustrative material but do not necessarily exhaust the scope of any section.

10 The DEO may choose to designate another department or unit administrator to represent him or her in these matters. In all instances in this rule, "DEO" should be read as "DEO or designee," and refers to the DEO of the faculty member's primary academic appointment.

11 See Rule 26 on procedures for review of alleged capricious grading.