View Bill 19-20-32

Senate Bill 19-20-32

Bill ID: 19-20-32
Name: Amendment to the Code of Academic Integrity
Proposed: 11/13/2019
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.
Active?Yes
Policy: https://president.umd.edu/administration/policies/section-iii-academic-affairs/iii-100a

Status

Status: Completed
Completed On: 03/25/2020

History

Approval(s):
Presidential Approval: 03/25/2020
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 02/25/2020
Decision Date: 03/03/2020
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 02/14/2020
Decision Date: 02/21/2020
Decision: The SEC voted to place the report on the agenda of the March 3, 2020, Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Student Conduct Committee
Received: 11/20/2019
Decision Date: 02/12/2020
Decision: The Student Conduct Committee voted to forward its recommendations to the SEC for consideration.
Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 11/13/2019
Decision Date: 11/20/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to charge the Student Conduct Committee with review of the proposal.
Next Step: Student Conduct Committee Review
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