Faculty Senate Resolution 2003-2004-22

Academic Integrity Resolution




WHEREAS the academic community relies on a high standard of integrity in the relations among it members, and


WHEREAS, to the extent that this standard is not maintained the good of the community suffers, and


WHEREAS advances in technology continue to allow for new violations of this standard, and


WHEREAS educating students as to which actions are considered clear violations of this standard is both necessary and appropriate,


BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT the Faculty Senate of Southeastern Louisiana University request that the administration, through the Office of the Provost, suggest that faculty inform students of the academic integrity issue by including the following in the “Blue Sheet” distributed to faculty at the beginning of each semester.


5.k.  A statement reflecting the academic integrity expectations of the institution.  An example statement follows.  Faculty may modify as appropriate for their classes.


Students at Southeastern are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity.  Behavior that violates these standards is not acceptable.  Examples of such behavior may include the use of unauthorized materials, communication with fellow students (including by technological means), plagiarism, or similar behavior that defeats the intent of an examination or other coursework.   In order to ensure the integrity of examinations, students should be sure that their desk or work area is free from any and all material not authorized for use for the duration of the examination.  Such unauthorized materials may include books, notes, cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), laptop computers, etc.  The use of any such unauthorized materials shall be considered a violation of academic integrity, and I will refer the case for review according to the Academic Integrity policy in the current General Catalogue.


BE IT THEREFORE FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Faculty Senate of Southeastern Louisiana University recommend that the administration work to ensure that students are apprised of exactly what is meant by academic integrity in our time, including, but not limited to, the following outlets:

*   Freshman orientation

*   Freshman Seminar

*   Blackboard

*   Graduate Assistant orientations

*   Special seminars and speakers, and

*   Southeastern’s web site and WebMail pages