The Academic Integrity Development Program (also referred to as the Remediation Course) is a three class, month-long course that strives to provide students with education and resources for integrity, ethics, writing, research, and real world implications of ethical misconduct. Completion of the course is a requirement to be removed from Honor Violation Probation.
Students who are assigned this sanction will be notified by an AHSO Case Manager about availability and scheduling for the course. There is not a fee or charge for the course but space is limited, so it is important to sign up early.
The first class is a general overview that defines ethics and integrity, the six pillars of character, and common rationalizations for misconduct. It also reviews the definitions of academic misconduct to educate students on avoiding unintentional academic misconduct in the future. It begins the student's thought process on the importance of integrity.
The second class is administered by Student Counseling Services where counselors open a confidential dialogue with students in helping them understand the real world implications of ethical and academic misconduct.
A third class is administered by the University Writing Center and the University Library, who provide invaluable information to students on research and proper writing techniques to avoid plagiarism. The information is not only effective for their class work as students but will also be helpful in their real world work requirements.
In addition to the three classes, students must complete five (5) writing assignments that ask them to reflect on how their being sanctioned affects them personally, Texas A&M University, and their future profession. The papers are due at the end of the month in which the course is being taken.
The Remediation Course is provided three times each semester and once in the summer. Students who miss one of the sessions or do not complete the assigned papers will be required to repeat the entire course again. Extenuating circumstances, such as a documented illness or other university excused absence, should be communicated to the Director to determine if a make-up option without having to repeat the entire course is appropriate.