IMPORTANT INFORMATION ACADEMIC INTEGRITY ACADEMIC
REGARDING SCHOLASTIC MATTERS (AIM) INTEGRITY
DISHONESTY AIM is a program for students who accept PROMOTING
responsibility for scholastic dishonesty. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
• Students accused of scholastic
dishonesty are allowed to continue The program uses a restorative justice The Office for Community Standards is here
participating in class approach to help students understand the to help address any and all concerns you
impact of scholastic dishonesty. might have about scholastic dishonesty in
• University policy prohibits students your courses. All you need to do is contact
withdrawing from a course to avoid Students attend a two-hour community us, and we can walk you through the process.
receiving an F or an N due to meeting and complete agreed upon It is quick and easy, and most cases can be
scholastic dishonesty educational experiences. Upon successful resolved without too much additional faculty
Additionally, your college may have a completion of the program, student records effort. Help us promote the highest academic
policy that prohibits withdrawing from will become “non-disciplinary.” standards at the University of Minnesota.
a course to evade any grade penalty If you have concerns about student work,
due to scholastic dishonesty; Please ADDITIONAL contact us today.
check with your college INFORMATION
WHY REPORT INCIDENTS?
SUGGESTIONS For questions or consultation,
FOR FACULTY please contact: • Faculty are required to report incidents of
To promote academic integrity: Office for Community Standards
• Set and communicate clear standards Appleby Hall, Room 211 • Reporting holds students accountable and
• Discuss plagiarism and proper citation 612-624-6073 teaches the importance of doing original
• Discuss expectations regarding work
independent versus group work • OCS is the University’s central repository
• See tips from the University of for reports of scholastic dishonesty; if
students cheat more than once, it is unlikely
Minnesota Center for Writing on to be discovered unless faculty report
• Reporting helps maintain fairness for all
Materials, circumstances, and names • People learn from consequences; therefore,
relating to the alleged incident are reporting aids in student development
• It upholds the integrity of the University of
All other University policies apply. Minnesota and the value of a University of
DISCIPLINARY PROCESS Does not accept Hearing is held with the Panel makes a finding
informal resolution, Campus Committee on of responsible or
1. Instructor follows Student meets
Steps for Reporting with OCS requests hearing Student Behavior or not responsible and
Scholastic Dishonesty. Accepts informal resolution. another hearing panel determines penalty
Student is not required *REQUIRED
2. Report is received to meet with OCS and In most cases this is the Case closed MEETINGS FOR:
by OCS. accepts responsibility academic penalty Case closed • International students
• Students with previous
3. OCS sends the assigned by instructors violations of the Student
student a letter and in Student participates Conduct Code
some cases requests in optional Academic • Students involved in
a meeting with the incidents that include
student.* Integrity Matters program multiple students
(found on back of page)
STUDENT STEPS FOR REPORTING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
CONDUCT CODE SCHOLASTIC DISHONESTY SYLLABUS INFORMATION
The University Student Conduct Code If you suspect scholastic dishonesty: Instructors MUST include a statement
defines scholastic dishonesty as follows: 1. Gather information/evidence. Keep regarding scholastic dishonesty in
• Plagiarism their syllabus.
• Cheating on assignments or relevant documents until the matter is (http://z.umn.edu/syllabusrequirements)
resolved. Record the incident immediately
examinations while it is fresh in your mind. For a sample of what to put in your
• Engaging in unauthorized collaboration 2. Talk to the student about the matter. Ask syllabus, please see the OCS website or
• Taking, acquiring, or using course questions. Listen. Share why you suspect the Recommended Policy Statements
scholastic dishonesty. Take notes. for Syllabus.
materials without faculty permission 3. Decide if it is scholastic dishonesty and (http://z.umn.edu/syllabusstatements)
• Submitting false or incomplete records what academic penalty is fair to assign.
4. Inform the student of academic ACADEMIC SANCTIONS
of academic achievement sanctions and that you will be reporting
• Acting alone or in cooperation with the incident. The purpose of administering a sanction
5. Fill out the scholastic dishonesty is to hold students accountable for their
another to falsify records or to obtain report form and submit to the Office actions and to facilitate learning.
dishonestly grades, honors, awards, or for Community Standards (OCS). The
professional endorsement form can be found on the Community Guidelines for sanctioning can be found at
• Altering, forging, misrepresenting, or Standards website. http://z.umn.edu/academicsanctions
misusing a University academic record
• Fabricating or falsifying data, research Office for Community Standards staff are
procedures, or data analysis available for consultation in these matters.