University Senate Bylaws, Article II., Section 5

K. STUDENT ACADEMIC INTEGRITY COMMITTEE

The Student Academic Integrity Committee is an advisory body to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and to the administrative officers responsible for education, outreach, and sanctions related to issues of academic integrity.

Membership

The Student Academic Integrity Committee shall be composed of:
5 faculty members,
3 academic professional members,
5 students (at least one of whom shall be a graduate or professional student and at least one of whom shall be an undergraduate student from each of the Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Twin Cities campuses), and
ex officio representation as specified by vote of the University Senate.

Members will be appointed by the Committee on Committees. Academic professional members must be eligible to serve in the Faculty Senate. At least 1 faculty or academic professional member must be from a system campus. The chair of the committee shall be a tenured faculty member.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To review the appropriateness and adequacy of the mechanisms to deal with academic integrity in the University as a whole, on each of the campuses, and in each of the colleges, and to make recommendations to the appropriate campus administrators and the University Senate for revisions of University policies that are necessary to ensure academic integrity.

b. To advise the appropriate campus administrators who have primary responsibility for academic integrity on all matters the committee deems appropriate, including but not limited to (1) ways to make academic integrity an integral value of the University, (2) the development and dissemination of best practices to ensure academic integrity, (3) processes and procedures for considering allegations of student academic misconduct, and (4) the nature of sanctions that should be imposed on those who are found to have violated University rules concerning academic integrity.

c. To review records of academic misconduct allegations in order to make policy recommendations to the appropriate campus administrators who have primary responsibility for academic integrity and the Senate.

d. To advise the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost regarding the appointment of the Twin Cities academic integrity officer.

e. To confer with appropriate Senate committees on matters of academic integrity as needed.

[Note: this bylaw and references to academic misconduct are not to be construed as conflicting with, or superseding, other bylaws or University policies related to research misconduct, conflict of interest, or the ethical conduct of research and scholarship.]

[Note: individual colleges and campuses may also appoint committees on academic integrity issues, which will review and promote academic integrity issues in the particular unit.]


(Updated 5/20/14)