View Bill 17-18-08

Senate Bill 17-18-08

Bill ID: 17-18-08
Name: Revision of the Code of Academic Integrity
Proposed: 08/22/2017
Sponsor: Andrea Goodwin, Director of Student Conduct
Proposal: It is the practice of the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) to conduct a review of the Code of Academic Integrity periodically to ensure that we are incorporating and maintaining best practices within the field of student affairs and student conduct at the University of Maryland. In the past three years since the last update to the Code of Academic Integrity, the University’s attention to academic misconduct has increased and it is necessary to make certain changes.
Active?Yes
Policy: https://www.president.umd.edu/administration/policies/section-iii-academic-affairs/iii-100a

Status

Status: Pending Approval
Approval(s):
Presidential Approval: Awaiting approval


History

Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 11/27/2018
Decision Date: 12/04/2018
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal as amended.
Actions: The Senate reviewed the proposed revisions to the Code of Academic Integrity as presented by the Student Conduct Committee. In discussion of the proposal, the Senate reviewed and approved one amendment to the policy to clarify the definition of self-plagiarism to require that students who wish to reuse previous work must obtain permission from the current instructor or from each instructor if the work is being submitted for multiple courses during one semester.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 11/09/2018
Decision Date: 11/16/2018
Decision: The SEC voted to place the item on the agenda of the December 4, 2018 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Student Conduct Committee
Received: 08/29/2017
Decision Date: 11/13/2018
Decision: The SCC voted to send its proposed revisions and recommendations to the SEC for review.
Actions: The SCC began reviewing its charge in January 2018 after completing its work on other active charges. It consulted with representatives from the Office of Student Conduct (OSC), including the Director of Student Conduct and the Assistant Director for Academic Integrity. It also consulted with the Office of General Counsel. The SCC and the OSC conducted research on practices at peer institutions, reviewing Codes at Big 10 institutions as well as other institutions that follow a modified Honor Code process for academic integrity. The committee considered the issues raised in the proposal, including issues related to the language and structure of the Code, the Code's reliance on language within the Code of Student Conduct, and how key information is presented to students through the Code.

In October 2018, the SCC consulted with the Graduate School and the Senate Student Affairs Committee, which has representation from the Student Government Association (SGA) and Graduate Student Government (GSG), on academic integrity principles and its proposed revisions.

On November 6, 2018, the SCC voted unanimously to approve its proposed revised Code of Academic Integrity as well as a number of associated recommendations. After additional consultation with the Office of General Counsel, additional revisions to the Code were approved via an email vote on November 13, 2018.
Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 08/22/2017
Decision Date: 08/29/2017
Decision: The SEC voted to charge the Student Conduct Committee with review of the proposal.
Actions: The SEC discussed the proposal at its meeting on August 22, 2017. After discussion, the SEC voted to charge the Student Conduct Committee with its review.
Next Step: Student Conduct Committee Review
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