Policies & Procedures

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to adhere to the highest ethical stan­dards in all their course work and research. Individuals violating that code of conduct are subject to disciplinary action; such breaches could lead to expulsion of the student from Indi­ana University or to recision of a degree already granted.

To acquaint students more fully with the range of issues relating to academic integrity, The University Graduate School has pre­pared a document entitled Integrity in Graduate Study. Students should also refer to Indiana University’s Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

The student’s research committee is responsible for evaluating whether the academic standards set by the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct are upheld in the student’s thesis or dissertation. Faculty are encouraged to utilize services provided by the campus teaching and learning centers to aid in assessing student research. Consult the University Graduate School website or Indiana University Knowledge Base for more information.

Academic misconduct is any activity that tends to undermine the academic integrity of the institution.  It may include, but is not limited to human, hard-copy, or electronic resources, cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, interference, violation of course rules, and facilitating academic misconduct. 

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