Arizona State University
University Senate
Spring 2015

Senate Motion #2015-46

Motion Introduced by: Student-Faculty Policy Committee, Chair Leonard Gordon

Date of First Reading: January 26, 2015

Date of Second Reading: February 23, 2015

Title of Motion: Managing Academic Integrity Violations

Action Requested: The Student-Faculty Policy Committee and the University Academic Council recommend approval of this motion.

Background/Rationale: Committee member Dan McCarville, Senator from the College of Engineering, presented to the committee a growing concern of his and other faculty members in regards to student academic dishonesty. He and others have found that when a student engages in academic dishonesty in a class, there are times that such unacceptable behavior has also occurred in another class, sometimes taken in another school or college. Such behavior is often not known by the instructor about the misbehaving student. The committee discussion noted that the integrity of the academic achievement of students is a major point of concern for faculty and students, in being viewed as part of a higher education process that is respected fully within the university and in the larger society. This motion is advanced to discourage students from repeating academic integrity violations throughout their enrollment at Arizona State University. It would establish a policy requiring the deans from all schools and colleges to submit all completed academic integrity violations to the Dean of Students Office for action when two such violations occur.

Motion Request: Establish a policy requiring the deans of all schools and colleges to submit all academic integrity violations that have completed the established review process to the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students will manage a two-strikes-policy across all schools and colleges at ASU. Students who violate the academic integrity policy a second time while enrolled at ASU will be suspended for at least one year.

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