AIO Seeks input on Proposed Revisions to the University’s Academic Integrity Policy

Updated September 1, 2016

With the help of an advisory committee of faculty, students and senior administrators from each SU School and College, the AIO explored options for further improving the effectiveness, fairness, efficiency, and flexibility of the University’s Academic Integrity Policies and Procedures in fall 2015. In spring 2016, the University Senate passed a motion in support of the consensus principles of the policy revision developed by the advisory committee. 

The proposed policy revisions were drafted over the summer and are now available for public comment. Faculty, students and staff will receive an email today inviting comment on the proposed revisions. If you have not received an email and survey link and would like to comment, please send us an email at with the subject line “survey link request” and we will send you the link.

ECS, Falk, VPA and the i-School Join a New Academic Integrity Pilot Program to Evaluate Proposed Revisions to the Policy


Updated August 15, 2016

In spring 2016, the University Senate passed a motion in support of the consensus principles of the policy revision developed by the advisory committee and requested that the AIO expand a small pilot program testing the proposed revisions. The College of Engineering and Computer Science, the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, the School of Information Studies and the College of Visual and Performing Arts are participating in the pilot policy this fall. The existing academic integrity policy will remain in effect at the other Schools and Colleges with the exception of the College of Law, which operates under its own policy. To read more about the proposed policy revision and the pilot, click on the documents below. For questions about the pilot, contact the Academic Integrity Office or the Academic Integrity Coordinator of the participating School or College.


Updated Suggested Syllabus Language


August 15, 2016

Updated suggested syllabus language is now available.


 News Coverage

Click on the headlines below for recent news coverage of issues relevant to academic integrity. Note: Some articles may only be accessible on campus.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: The New Cheating Economy

The New York Times: Trump Institute Offered Get-Rich Schemes With Plagiarized Lessons

The Chronicle of Higher Education: In a Fake Online Class With Students Paid to Cheat, Could Professors Catch the Culprits?

The Chronicle of Higher Education: To Stop Exam Cheats, Economists Say, Try Assigning Seats

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Cheating Inadvertently

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Universities Ban Smart Watches During Finals

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Another Use for Yik Yak on Campus? Cheating on Exams

Inside Higher Ed: In China, No Choice But to Cheat?

ABC News: A Cheating Crisis in America’s Schools

LA Times: Colleges Grapple with Cheating in the Digital Age

Chronicle of Higher Education: Think Students in Your Class Might be Cheating? Here’s What to Do

Chronicle of Higher Education: Dartmouth and Stanford Apologize After a Political-Science Experiment Gone Wrong