UI Academic Honesty Policy from the Student Code of Conduct
- Cheating on classroom or outside assignments, examinations, or tests is a violation of this code.
- Plagiarism, falsification of academic records, and the acquisition or use of test materials without faculty authorization are considered forms of academic dishonesty and, as such, are violations of this code.
- Because academic honesty and integrity are core values at a university, the faculty finds that even one incident of academic dishonesty seriously and critically endangers the essential operation of the university and may merit expulsion. [rev. 7-98]
- The operation of UI requires the accuracy and protection of its records and documents. To use, make, forge, print, reproduce, copy, alter, remove, or destroy any record, document, or identification used or maintained by UI violates this code when done with intent to defraud or misinform.
- All data acquired through participation in UI research programs is the property of the university and must be provided to the principal investigator. In addition, collaboration with the University Research Office for the assignment of rights, title, and interest in patentable inventions resulting from the research is also required [see 5400 A through E].
- Entrance without proper authority into any private office or space of a member of the faculty, staff, or student body is a violation of this code.
- It is also a violation to “hack” or make unauthorized use of any computer or information system maintained by the university or a member of the faculty, staff, or student body. [rev. 7-05]
- Instructors and students are responsible for maintaining academic standards and integrity in their classes. Consequences for academic dishonesty may be imposed by the course instructor. Such consequences may include but cannot exceed a grade of AF@ in the course. The instructor should attempt to notify the student of the suspected academic dishonesty and give the student an opportunity to respond. The notice and the opportunity may be informal and need not be in writing. Penalties for any disciplinary infraction must be judicially imposed. [See 640.02 C-5] [rev. 7-98]
- Instructors may report incidents of academic dishonesty to the dean of students. Upon receiving such a report, the dean of students shall provide the student with written notice that a report has been made and an opportunity to meet with the dean to discuss the report. The dean of students shall maintain the report and any record of the meeting for a period of time deemed appropriate by the dean. The dean of students may file a complaint against the student after the meeting has taken place or the student has elected, either affirmatively or through inaction, not to meet with the dean. [add. 7-98]