Rights and Responsibilities

Honor System & Standards of Academic Conduct - Interim


Shared Rights and Responsibilities of Students and Employees (including faculty) of the University

All students and employees (including faculty) of the university are required to:

a. Adhere to the Honor System and Standards of Academic Conduct and its procedures.
b. Report any suspicion or knowledge of possible violations of the Honor System and Standards of Academic Conduct.
c. Answer truthfully during any part of the adjudication under the Honor System and Standards of Academic Conduct.
d. Maintain appropriate confidentiality related to matters involving the Honor System and Standards of Academic Conduct.
e. Refrain from harassing, pressuring, or intimidating any reporting party, respondent, or other party involved in a pending matter.

Faculty, University and Academic Professionals, Classified Staff and Student Instructors

Faculty, university and academic professionals, classified staff and student instructors who oversee academic activities must discuss the Honor System and Standards of Academic Conduct and describe its requirements in course syllabi and/or other relevant materials. Faculty, university and academic professionals, classified staff and student instructors must report suspected violations to Student Conduct and Academic Integrity as provided in this policy. Pending resolution of the matter under this policy, the specific assignment and remaining assignments must be administered, assessed or graded as if no violation of the Honor System and Standards of Academic Conduct has occurred and in accordance with relevant academic policies.

Students

All students must know and understand the Honor System and Standards of Academic Conduct, particularly the types of misconduct prohibited by this policy. Students are expected to ask for clarification from their instructors if they are uncertain about how the Honor System and Standards of Academic Conduct impacts their work or the completion of an assignment. Students may also bring questions involving the interpretation and application of the Honor System and Standards of Academic Conduct to Student Conduct and Academic Integrity.

Parties Involved in Resolution

a. Any respondent has a right to the following:

i. Notice of any charges concerning the respondent, including the specific alleged violation and the source of any such allegation
ii. Notice of possible sanctions for the alleged violation
iii. The option to refrain from admitting responsibility for alleged violations of the Honor System and Standards of Academic Conduct

b. Both reporting parties and respondents will have the opportunity to do the following:

i. Present information germane to the allegation.
ii. Provide witnesses.
iii. Be accompanied by an adviser of their choice at their own time and expense during the adjudication process. Advisers are not permitted to speak or participate directly in the adjudication process unless authorized by the administrator or chairperson. It is the respondent’s responsibility to ensure that their advisor can attend any scheduled meetings or hearings. An adviser’s scheduling conflict is not a valid excuse to delay the resolution process.

c. When alleged violations qualify for Faculty Administrative Resolution (FAR), the reporting party may also assume the responsibility of resolving allegations of misconduct, as detailed below. When this occurs, the rights of the reporting party and the respondent(s) are unaffected.