“To achieve its mission, Truman State University fosters a talented, diverse, and motivated faculty that models characteristics critical to student learning, adhering to professional standards of integrity.”
~ Faculty Handbook
“Students are expected to do their own academic work. Any student involved in cheating on a paper, an examination or in any other form of academic dishonesty will be subject to disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion from the class, the student’s academic program, or the University.
It is the responsibility of faculty members
- to inspire in their students an appreciation of and a desire for honesty in academic work;
- to discourage dishonesty and to protect the honest student;
- to take appropriate action in instances of dishonesty.
Such action may include the reduction or elimination of a dishonest student’s score for an affected test or project, the lowering of a grade for the affected class (including the assignment of an “F” grade), or the expulsion of a student from the affected class.
Serious cases of academic dishonesty are reported by the faculty member to his or her Department Chair and to his or her Dean, who may take additional disciplinary action against the dishonest student, including suspension or expulsion from classes in the School. The Dean reports the dishonesty to the Provost, who may also report it to the Dean of Student Affairs. The Dean may also report the dishonesty to the School in which the dishonest student is enrolled as a major; the Dean of this School may suspend or expel the student from the academic program in the major. The Dean of Students may also suspend or expel the student from the University as outlined in the Student Conduct Code for incidents of academic dishonesty.
Disciplinary action by a faculty member for academic dishonesty may be appealed to the Dean of the faculty member’s School. Disciplinary action decisions by an academic Dean may be appealed to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for review and final decision. Disciplinary action by the Dean of Student Affairs for academic dishonesty may be appealed through the same process as other disciplinary actions by the Dean of Student Affairs for student misconduct.”
~ Student Handbook & Faculty Handbook
“8.050. Expectations for Conduct.
8.050.1. Expectations for Student Conduct.
At Truman State University, student members of the community are expected to uphold and abide by certain standards of conduct that form the basis of the Student Conduct Code. These standards are embodied within a set of core values that include trust, community, civility and responsible citizenship. When members of the community fail to exemplify these values, campus conduct proceedings are used to assert and uphold the Student Conduct Code.
Any student found to have committed, to have attempted to commit, to have assisted, or to have been complicit in any of the following acts of misconduct is subject to the sanctions hereafter described in this chapter.
TRUST: Trust is a deeply held community value. Students at Truman State University exemplify honesty, integrity and a respect for truth in all of their dealings. Behavior that demonstrates a lapse of trust includes, but is not limited to:
1. Acts of academic misconduct/dishonesty, including, but not limited to the following:
1.1. Cheating: Defined as using or attempting to use unauthorized (a) materials, (b) information, or (c) study aids in any academic exercise.
1.2. Fabrication: Defined as unauthorized (a) falsification or (b) invention of any information(including research data) or citation in an academic exercise.
1.3. Facilitating academic dishonesty: Defined as (a) assisting or (b) attempting to assist another to commit an act of academic dishonesty, whether or not that action is associated with any particular course.
1.4. Plagiarism: Intentional representation of the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise. The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, (a) the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work or sections of a work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement; (b) the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials, including material taken from or ordered through the Internet; and/or (c) the unacknowledged use of original work/material that has been produced through collaboration with others without release in writing from collaborators.
1.5. Sabotage: Defined as, but is not limited to, the unauthorized interference with, modification of, or destruction of the work or intellectual property of another member of the University community.”
~ Student Conduct Code