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1 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY University of Arkansas at Little Rock Presented by: Darryl K. McGee, M.S. Office of the Dean of Students

2 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Academic Integrity is a commitment to five fundamental values: Honesty Trust Fairness Respect Responsibility The Center for Academic Integrity, October 1999

3 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Honesty is the foundation of teaching, learning, research, and service. The Center for Academic Integrity, October 1999

4 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Trust is promoted by faculty who set clear guidelines for assignments and for evaluating student work. The Center for Academic Integrity, October 1999

5 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Fairness For students, important components of fairness are predictability, clear expectations, and a consistent and just response to dishonesty. The Center for Academic Integrity, October 1999

6 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Fairness Faculty members have a right to expect fair treatment, not only from students but also from colleagues and their administration. The Center for Academic Integrity, October 1999

7 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Respect demands the recognition of the participatory nature of the learning process. Faculty members show respect by taking students’ ideas seriously, providing full and honest feedback on their work, valuing their aspirations and goals, and recognizing them as individuals. The Center for Academic Integrity, October 1999

8 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Being Responsible means taking action against wrongdoing, despite peer pressure, fear, loyalty, or compassion. The Center for Academic Integrity, October 1999

9 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Academic Integrity and Grievance Policy

10 Please note that two (2) types of cases – grade appeals and accusations of academic offenses- are addressed in this policy and have separate procedures that must be followed. Academic Integrity and Grievance Policy

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12 The University developed this policy to make possible an orderly academic environment where all members of the community have the freedom to develop to the fullest extent.

13 Academic Integrity and Grievance Policy ACADEMIC DISHONESTY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. THIS BEHAVIOR IS CONSIDERED A STUDENT CONDUCT VIOLATION.

14 Academic Integrity and Grievance Policy Faculty members should make every effort to prevent dishonesty, protect honest students, and take appropriate action in instances of dishonesty.

15 Academic Integrity and Grievance Policy The most common offenses subject to grade penalty and/or disciplinary action are: Cheating on an examination or quiz Plagiarism Collusion Duplicity

16 Academic Integrity and Grievance Policy Cheating on an examination: To give or receive, to offer or solicit information on any quiz or examination.

17 Academic Integrity and Grievance Policy Plagiarism: To adopt and reproduce as one’s own, to appropriate for one’s own use and incorporate in one’s own work without acknowledgement, the ideas of others or passages from their writings and works.

18 Academic Integrity and Grievance Policy Collusion: To obtain from another party, without specific approval in advance by the professor, assistance in the production of work offered for credit.

19 Academic Integrity and Grievance Policy Duplicity: To offer for credit identical or substantially unchanged work in two or more courses, without specific advance approval of the professors involved.

20 Academic Integrity and Grievance Policy The Academic Integrity and Grievance Committee (AIGC) hears specific grade appeals and hears, on appeal and referral, cases involving certain alleged academic offenses.

21 Steps Toward Redress for Academic Offenses Informal Step Communicate to the student that you suspect academic dishonesty. This is an informal step that you can take to investigate your suspicion. If you are convinced that a violation has taken place after your discussion with the student, you must follow the next steps.

22 Steps Toward Redress for Academic Offenses Step 1 Complete the Allegation of Academic Offense Form By completing this form you are officially notifying the student, department chair, and dean of students of the charge. You are also assuring that the student will receive his/her right of due process. The form must be delivered by mail or in person.

23 Steps Toward Redress for Academic Offenses Step 2 Schedule a conference with the student Highlight the fact that the student only has three class days to schedule the conference. The grade penalty is automatically applied if the student does not meet with you. Regardless of the outcome of this conference, the faculty member must notify the dean of students of the results.

24 Steps Toward Redress for Academic Offenses Step 3 Within six class days of being notified of the charge, the student should schedule a meeting with the dean of students/designee to discuss his/her due process rights and address the allegations. If the student admits to a violation, a sanction is imposed and any grade penalty stands.

25 Steps Toward Redress for Academic Offenses Step 4 If the student denies academic misconduct, he/she may appeal to the Academic Integrity and Grievance Committee within ten days of receipt of the Academic Offense Allegation Report Form. Failure to appeal within ten days will result in imposition of the grade penalty and/or disciplinary action and waiver of the right to appeal.

26 Steps Toward Redress for Academic Offenses Step 5 The chairperson of the Academic Integrity and Grievance Committee will convene the committee for a hearing.

27 Steps Toward Redress for Academic Offenses (Important Points) Grade Penalties Only faculty members may impose a grade penalty. Grade penalties for consideration: A grade of F in the course A grade of F on the examination, project, etc. A grade adjustment No credit for material presented

28 Steps Toward Redress for Academic Offenses (Important Points) In cases where the student accepts responsibility and the offense warrants a severe penalty such as expulsion or suspension. The Dean of Students must refer the case within three (3) class days to the chairperson of AIGC.

29 Steps Toward Redress for Academic Offenses (Important Points) In a case where the student maintains a plea of not responsible. The Dean of Students will review the specific charge and evidence with the student, the student’s rights and privileges, appeals procedures, operating policies of the AIGC. After this review, if the student maintains the plea of not responsible, the Dean of Students will offer to assist the student in writing a statement of appeal.

30 Steps Toward Redress for Academic Offenses (Important Points) The student has the right to attend classes until the appeal is resolved. The student may not withdraw from a course while an allegation of academic dishonesty in that course is being adjudicated. If the student withdraws from a course after receiving notification of an allegation of academic dishonesty, the student will be reinstated, pending final adjudication of the allegation. At the conclusion of the adjudication process: If academic dishonesty is found, and a grade of "F" in the course is assigned, then the failing grade will be recorded and remain on the student's transcript. If academic dishonesty is found, and a penalty less than a grade of "F" for the course was assigned, then the student may continue in the course or withdraw from the course at that time. If academic dishonesty is not found, the student may continue in the course or withdraw from the course at that time.

31 Academic Dishonesty Violations

32 Academic Integrity Report Academic Penalties (Faculty Imposed)

33 Academic Integrity Report Academic Dishonesty Violations Five Year Trend Report 2009 – 2013

34 Contact Information Darryl K. McGee Assistant Vice Chancellor for Judicial Affairs (501) Richard E. Harper II Assistant Dean of Students (501)


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