|Bill ID: ||19-20-32|
|Name: ||Amendment to the Code of Academic Integrity|
|Sponsor: ||Andrea Goodwin, John Bertot, Steve Fetter|
|Proposal: ||Students may commit violations of the Code of Academic Integrity that go undetected until after the student has graduated from the University and receives their degree. It is the current and longstanding practice of the Office of Student Conduct to hold former students accountable for violations of the Code of Academic Integrity that occurred at the time they were a student. Part 2(b) of the Code of Academic Integrity defines a student “as a person who is enrolled in or auditing courses at the University on a full-time or part-time basis at the time the alleged violation occurred, or an individual who may not be enrolled for a particular term at the time the alleged violation occurred but has a continuing relationship with the University.” The standard penalty for someone who is found to have committed a violation during their time as a student but who has since graduated is degree revocation.|
However, the Code of Academic Integrity does not currently define “Degree Revocation” as a sanction and does not state that this is the standard penalty for a former student found responsible for academic dishonesty who has since earned their degree.
The Code of Academic Integrity should be amended to clearly define degree revocation as a sanction and outline circumstances in which a degree may be revoked. For example:
“Degree Revocation” means rescinding a degree previously awarded by the University. In cases where a degree revocation sanction has been issued, it will be permanently noted on the student’s academic transcript.
|Policy: ||https://president.umd.edu/administration/policies/section-iii-academic-affairs/iii-100a |