Communications and Training

20.2.5.1 COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

  • Seminars, programs, and discussion groups on academic integrity will offered to students, student organizations and classes by members of the Honor Council.
  • The Honor Council will sponsor a website that brings together all the resources used to promote academic integrity and to address academic dishonesty (http://aggiehonor.tamu.edu).
  • There will be a convenient web-based method for students or faculty to report incidents of academic dishonesty.
  • Discussion of the Aggie Code of Honor and academic integrity should be integrated into each of the following:
    • New student conferences
    • Fish Camp and T Camp
    • First meeting of every course
    • New faculty orientation
    • Graduate teaching assistant training
    • Faculty/staff in-service training
    • Academic Convocation
    • Freshman Convocation
  • Statement of the Aggie Code of Honor should be printed in the following:
    • Faculty/staff job application materials
    • Faculty/staff handbook
    • Catalog
    • Admissions application material
    • Student rules and handbook
    • Schedule of classes
    • Course syllabus
    • Examinations
    • Advisor’s Handbooks
  • Annual correspondence should go to faculty, staff, teaching assistants and student leaders on the following:
    • Efforts to reduce academic dishonesty
    • Appropriate data on academic dishonesty
    • Suggested improvements in policy/practice
  • Case results will be published in The Battalion once each semester without identifying information.

20.2.5.2 SYLLABI

All syllabi shall contain a section that states the Aggie Honor Code and refers the student to the Honor Council Rules and Procedures on the web.

It is further recommended that instructors print the following on assignments and examinations:

“On my honor, as an Aggie, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this academic work.”


Signature of student

20.2.5.3 FACULTY PROGRAMS

Training on academic integrity and academic dishonesty is provided for all who teach, including faculty and graduate teaching assistants. Training includes the following:

  1. Classroom atmosphere that promotes academic integrity
  2. Testing techniques that promote academic integrity
  3. Definitions of academic dishonesty
  4. Prevention strategies
  5. Strategies and rules for handling violations
  6. Sanctions
  7. A Proctoring Service created to provide proctoring services by trained proctors for all tests where needed or requested
  8. A plagiarism detection service is available for use by faculty members where needed
  9. Case assistance/consultation is provided for all faculty members when alleged violations occur, including the following:
    • Academic integrity/academic dishonesty rules and procedures
    • Expectations
    • Methods for gathering information
    • Strategies for presenting information at a hearing
  10. Recognition is provided for faculty members who properly handle cases of academic dishonesty