Academic Integrity Policy

Academic Integrity Policy 1

1.0 Academic Integrity Defined

1.1. Academic integrity grows from the longstanding traditions of the world university community.

1.2. Academic integrity is defined as a firm adherence to the code or standard of values of the University and the individual professions.

1.3. Academic freedom is a commitment on the part of students, faculty, staff, and administrators even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, truth, fairness, respect, and responsibility.

1.4. Commitment to academic honesty encourages the mutual respect and moral integrity that our University community values and nurtures.

1 This policy was based on a compendium of academic integrity policy information reported (Winter 2004) on the websites of the following universities:  University of Maryland, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, George Washington University, University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, and University of Alberta.