Academic Integrity Policies
The University is a community of learning whose effectiveness requires an environment of mutual trust and integrity. As members of this community, students share with faculty and administrators the responsibility to maintain this environment of academic integrity. Academic integrity is "a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action." (Center for Academic Integrity, online). To maintain academic integrity faculty and students must be intellectually responsible and avoid misconduct.
Intellectual responsibility includes:
- clearly crediting one's own work
- completely and accurately crediting the work of others
- using all sources, including electronic sources, critically.
- intentional plagiarism
- facilitation of dishonesty