Disciplinary Procedures for Academic Infractions

Code of Ethics

It is the conviction and a guiding principle of the School of Management that education is concerned with the development of personal character as well as the acquisition of knowledge and skills. It is further the belief of the School that each individual bears the primary responsibility for his or her own ethical behavior. Because of these beliefs, it is the intent of the School to encourage and to do all that is possible to support a high standard of ethical behavior. It is incumbent upon all faculty, students, and staff of the School of Management to maintain the fullest commitment to academic integrity. Faculty, students, and staff all have an obligation to each other to maintain high personal standards of integrity and to expect high standards of integrity from each other, for the reputation of the School of Management is derived from the performance of all its members.

Faculty, students, and staff all have an obligation to be aware of their own and one another's rights and responsibilities with respect to matters involving academic integrity and to insist on the observance of these rights and responsibilities.

Standards of Academic Integrity

Although it is difficult to define academic dishonesty precisely, the general understanding of that term by students and faculty, and the meaning established by tradition, will serve as guidelines in reviewing each case of academic dishonesty. Furthermore, because honesty is such a fundamental requirement within the academic community, the faculty jointly with students assumes full responsibility for identifying and dealing with dishonest practices.

To meet this responsibility, the faculty must:

  • promulgate rules to guide the student;
  • supervise students during those periods when there would be an opportunity or a temptation to cheat;
  • be explicit about whether students should be working together or alone on homework and bring questionable cases to the attention of the student.

For its part, the student body must assume its share of responsibility by:

  • understanding and following the guidelines set forth by the instructor for the course;
  • bringing to the attention of the faculty member any evidence of academic dishonesty or any conditions which
    have a potential of creating academic dishonesty; and
  • assisting faculty committees in preparing the rules and/or adjudicating questionable cases.