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Code of Conduct

The faculty is responsible for teaching courses and conduct of examinations and adjudication of allegations of academic dishonesty. This section of the Code of Academic Conduct is offered as advice on means for maintaining a spirit of integrity and academic honesty. The following recommendations are made for the faculty:

  • Clearly inform students of course and grading requirements, and of standards of scholarship and conduct to be observed on assignments.
  • Use examination formats that discourage academic misconduct.
  • In cooperation with the administration (campus, college and department), try to minimize problems arising from crowded examination conditions. Alternate seating should be provided during examinations when possible.
  • Call attention to the Code of Academic Conduct and take other steps to reinforce a sense of honesty and integrity in students.
  • Tell students how to report violations of the Code.
  • Monitor examinations. A monitor is an individual (instructor, teaching assistant or designated student) who is present in the room during examinations to answer students' questions and to assist students in their efforts to follow the Code of Academic Conduct. A monitor who observes students violating the Code can tell them to cease, record their names, and report them to the Office. Students cannot be prevented from completing an examination simply because it is suspected that they have cheated.