|Community Standards has been entrusted with the responsibility of managing Responsibilities of Community Life: The Student Code. Through the student conduct process and other educational initiatives, Community Standards supports the University’s mission by helping students develop and become positive contributing members of our University and beyond.
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Community Standards works to protect the rights of students by providing them with a fair and equitable process in resolving behavioral complaints. The principles of accountability, individual development, community involvement, and fairness are at the core of Community Standards’ work. All questions regarding Academic Integrity should be addressed to Dr. Stuart Brown, Director of Student Services at the Waterbury Campus at Stuart.Brown@uconn.edu or 203-236-9847.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is considered a violation of the Undergraduate Academic Integrity policy?
All forms of academic misconduct are prohibited. The Undergraduate Academic Integrity policy regarding academic misconduct states, “Academic misconduct is dishonest or unethical academic behavior that includes, but is not limited, to misrepresenting mastery in an academic area (e.g., cheating), failing to properly credit information, research or ideas to their rightful originators or representing such information, research or ideas as your own (e.g., plagiarism)”.
Appendix A: Academic Integrity in Undergraduate Education and Research
What are the possible academic consequences for a violation of the Undergraduate Academic Integrity policy?
The appropriate academic consequence for serious offenses is generally considered to be failure in the course. For offenses regarding small portions of the course work, failure for that portion is suggested with the requirement that the student repeat the work for no credit. The Academic Integrity Hearing Board may also consider additional sanctions upon consideration of a student’s record of misconduct and/or the nature of the offense. The Board should apply these sanctions in proportion to the severity of the misconduct. These sanctions may include any sanction as described in The Student Code.
What is the Academic Integrity Hearing Board?
The Academic Integrity Hearing Board, which is administered by Community Standards, is comprised of two faculty members, two students, and a nonvoting chairperson, all of whom are appointed by the Director of Community Standards. At each Regional Campus, a designee working in conjunction with Community Standards is responsible for the organization and administration of their Academic Integrity Hearing Board. Hearing procedures will be in accordance with the hearing procedures described in The Student Code: Appendix A. Community Standards will ensure that appropriate Dean(s) and Faculty are kept informed of the status of misconduct cases in a timely fashion.
What is the procedure for appealing a charge of violating the Academic Integrity policy?
The first step is to meet with Dr. Stuart Brown, Director of Student Services at the Waterbury Campus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-236-9847. He will go over the procedure for requesting a hearing with the Academic Integrity Hearing Board if you disagree with the violation in your charge letter. He will also go over the protocol of the hearing. You have five business days to submit a written request to him to request a hearing. If a written request is not received the said academic consequence will be imposed.