Academic misconduct consists of but is not limited to: disruptive classroom behavior, plagiarism, cheating and other forms of academic dishonesty. Please view the complete definitions within the Student Code. Faculty members who are new to the University or haven't previously engaged with the process are invited to contact Darren Wibberding, Associate Dean of Students, to discuss how the University's Academic Intergrity Process is facilitated. The following links provide ready-made templates and resources for faculty use, training, and development.
Summary Discipline - Initial Stages of the Process
- STEP 1. Faculty member notifies student via official letter.
- STEP 2. Faculty Determination Meeting.
- Did the student violate policy? If YES, proceed to step 3 OR refer to Academic Integrity Committee.
- STEP 3 : Student Informed of Decision/Judgment by Department Chair via official letter.
- Did the student appeal?
- If NO, please inform Student Accountability.
- If YES, proceed to step 4.
- STEP 4: Department chair meets with student to uphold or change decision.
- STEP 5: Department Chair sends appeal outcome letter.
Academic Integrity Information for Faculty
- Academic Strategies Webinar & Resources
- University of Memphis Library Plagiarism and Academic Integrity Guide
Curated Resources, News, and Research
- March 18, 2021 - The Chronicle's free on-demand webinar "Academic Integrity Online"
- March 17, 2021 - The Chronicle "Good Grades, Stressed Students"
- February 16, 2021 - Inside Higher Ed's podcast "The Key Episode 38: Combatting Chearing in the COVID Era"
- February 16, 2021 - The Reinvention Collaborative's free on-demand Town Hall webinar "Academic Honor & Integrity: Challenges & Opportunities"
- February 11, 2021 - International Center for Academic Integrity "The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity"
- October 21, 2020 - International Center for Academic Integrity "Statement Against Contract Cheating"
- August 20, 2020 - The Chronicle's Teaching Newsletter "Assessment in a Continuing Pandemic"
- July 22, 2020 - Inside Higher Ed "Best Way to Stop Cheating in Online Courses?"