Graduate Academic Integrity Shared Responsibilities

4.0 Shared University, Department, Faculty, and Student Responsibilities Related to Academic Integrity

4.1. University Responsibilities.

4.1.1. The University is an academic community whose fundamental purposes are to discover and impart knowledge and to educate students who ultimately will be in a position to provide appropriate service to the world about us.

4.1.2. The University can function properly only if its members adhere to clearly established and articulated values related to academic integrity.

4.1.3. Faculty, students, staff, and administrators share equally in the responsibility for maintaining standards related to academic integrity.

4.2. Department Responsibilities.

4.2.1. Academic departments will inform their graduate students of the standards of academic integrity and practices of responsible research and scholarship of their discipline. This information will be disseminated through combination of mediums such as student handbooks or the Gallaudet Graduate Catalog. Standards of academic integrity will be modeled and reinforced in student-faculty meetings, conferences and the like.

4.2.2. Specific departmental responsibilities include the following: Inform students about their responsibility to be informed about the Academic Integrity Policy in the Gallaudet Graduate Catalog and to strictly adhere to it. Inform students about the departmental policy regarding violations of academic integrity. Inform students where the applicable professional code of ethics can be accessed and the need to adhere to those ethics. Inform students about the channels of communication within the department related to appeals. Identify a departmental faculty member and a graduate student who will serve as members of a pool for the Council on Graduate Education (CGE) student appeals committees as needed.

4.3. Faculty Responsibilities.

4.3.1. Faculty will determine the content, organization, and conduct of their courses.

4.3.2. Courses will adhere to the published content as it appears in the current year's Gallaudet Graduate School Catalog.

4.3.3. In the classroom, faculty will encourage students to engage in free inquiry and open expression of reasonably related content.

4.3.4. Faculty will inform students of the content, schedule, requirements, evaluation procedures, and grading policies employed in the course.

4.3.5. Faculty will inform students regarding times, outside of class, when they are available for student consultation.

4.3.6. Faculty will evaluate students fairly and without bias. Evaluation will adhere to the course goals, design, and timeframe described in the course syllabi.

4.3.7. Faculty will provide appropriate and timely feedback to the student about the quality of their work.

4.3.8. Faculty will model the appropriate application of the principles of academic integrity in the presentation of classroom materials.

4.3.9. Faculty will make all reasonable efforts to promote academic integrity through course and evaluation design, protection of materials, testing environment setup, and regular revision of evaluation materials.

4.3.10. Faculty will deal with suspected instances of academic dishonesty in accordance with Graduate School policy.

4.4. Graduate Student Responsibilities.

4.4.1. Graduate students are responsible for reading the Gallaudet Graduate School Catalog.

4.4.2. Graduate students will engage in free inquiry and open expression of subjects reasonably related to the content of the course.

4.4.3. Graduate students will familiarize themselves with the content, schedule, requirements, evaluation procedures, and grading policies employed in each of their courses.

4.4.4. Graduate students will participate in class activities, as defined by the faculty member, for purposes of facilitating academic or professional development.

4.4.5. Graduate students will complete course requirements on time and in a manner consistent with the course requirements.

4.4.6. Graduate students will submit work that meets the standards of graduate education and the profession that the student plans to enter.

4.4.7. Students will make all reasonable efforts to promote academic integrity, by refraining from dishonest practices and by reporting known instances of dishonesty to the appropriate faculty person.

4.4.8. Students are subject to the actions brought by faculty who suspect instances of academic dishonesty or other breaches of academic standards.

4.4.9. Students may appeal such faculty actions through the graduate student appeals process described in Sections 5.0 - 7.0 below.