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1 Academic Integrity at University of Maryland A Presentation by the Office of Student Conduct Promoting Integrity, Character, and Ethics

2 Rules are enforced to maintain safety and fairness. What rules would YOU adopt?

3 We expect integrity in our society We expect what we read in the newspaper is not plagiarized or fabricated. We expect that the surgeon operating on us didn’t cheat in med school.

4 Research shows that people who cheat in high school are likely to cheat in college, and those who cheat in college are likely to act unethically in their jobs. Ethical behavior is looked for in the work place. Those who do not uphold standards of integrity will most likely fail to advance in in their careers.

5 At the University of Maryland, all students are expected to act with honor. Committing to acting with honor means that you commit yourself to acting ethically and with integrity in all of your endeavors both inside and outside of the classroom.

6 MARYLAND HONOR PLEDGE Adopted by UMD Senate in 2001

7 University Student Judiciary students with a voice in campus governance uphold the standards of conduct of the university through adjudication of violations educate the campus community about issues of integrity, character, and ethics.

8 Statistics from the OSC -In the most recent reporting period (June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013), the academic conduct caseload totaled 400 new referrals, a 7% increase from last year. -The percentage of students found responsible for, or who admitted to, violating the Code of Academic Integrity remains high at 87%. -The XF was applied in 187 of the cases in which students were found responsible.

9 Types of Academic Dishonesty Cheating (36%): intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. Fabrication (4%): intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise. Facilitation (6%): intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate any provision of this Code. Plagiarism (54%): intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise.

10 Reasonable cause? No Case Dropped No Record Yes Informal Resolution Convene a Hearing Referral Process for Student Conduct Cases

11 Honor Reviews: 3 students / 2 faculty members Hearing Boards: All students Responsible Board makes sanction decision Not ResponsibleCase Voided Process for Student Conduct Cases

12 QUESTIONS?


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