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 8 faculty/academic professional members (including at least one each from Morris and the Twin Cities), at least 4 of whom must be members of the tenured or tenure-track faculty and 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). The chair of the committee shall be a member of the tenured faculty. Academic professional members must be eligible to serve in the Senate. The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (or a designee) and the academic integrity officer shall be ex officio members. The chair and committee members will be nominated by the Committee on Committees with the approval of the University Senate.

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 7/18/05)