Sample Statement for a Course Syllabus


ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: "Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner. Academic integrity is a basic guiding principle for all academic activity at The Pennsylvania State University, and all members of the University community are expected to act in accordance with this principle. Consistent with this expectation, the University's Code of Conduct states that all students should act with personal integrity, respect other students' dignity, rights and property, and help create and maintain an environment in which all can succeed through their efforts.

     "Academic integrity includes a commitment not to engage in or tolerate acts of falsification, misrepresentation or deception. Such acts of dishonesty violate the fundamental ethical principles of the University community and compromise the worth of work completed by others." (Senate Policy 49-20)

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, fabrication of information or citation, prior possession of examinations, submitting work of another person or work previously used without informing the instructor, or tampering with the academic work of other students.

It is the policy in this course that while group discussion and collaboration for solving homework problems and to discuss concepts is strongly encouraged, group efforts (outside of laboratory) for any other reason, unless otherwise specified is not acceptable.

Failure to conform to the previously stated policies, especially during exams, will result in a "0" for the particular activity and may result in an "F" for the course.

For procedural guidance, please contact the Student Government Association for assistance from an Academic Integrity Liaison.

Further information relating to Academic Integrity is available at the College website.

Students who are charged with an Academic Integrity violation may not withdraw from a course while a case is unresolved.