Endorsed by the DCGA Student Senate, 11/15/05, and the Faculty, 3/2/06.
The following statement affirms the value the College attaches to academic integrity and serves as a model that faculty may use or adapt in their course syllabi.
The students and faculty of Denison University and the Department of __________ are committed to academic integrity and will not tolerate any violation of this principle. Academic honesty, the cornerstone of teaching and learning, lays the foundation for lifelong integrity.
Academic dishonesty is, in most cases, intellectual theft. It includes, but is not limited to, providing or receiving assistance in a manner not authorized by the instructor in the creation of work to be submitted for evaluation. This standard applies to all work ranging from daily homework assignments to major exams. Students must clearly cite any sources consulted - not only for quoted phrases but also for ideas and information that are not common knowledge. Neither ignorance nor carelessness is an acceptable defense in cases of plagiarism. It is the student's responsibility to follow the appropriate format for citations.
Denison University is committed to making all aspects of the institution—inside the classroom and out—a community characterized by honesty, integrity, and responsibility. That commitment was reaffirmed when Denison students developed and proposed the Code of Academic Integrity, which the faculty adopted unanimously in 2008.
Denison’s faculty are charged with the responsibility for encouraging ethical conduct in their students, for clarifying what sorts of assistance are permissible for different projects, and for helping students learn how to make proper and rhetorically effective use of source material.
If an instructor believes that a student has violated the Code of Academic Integrity, the instructor is required to notify the associate provost of academic affairs, who schedules a hearing of the Academic Integrity Board to determine if an offense has occurred, the severity of the offense, and the appropriate means of addressing the offense with penalties and/or educational programming. In the case of a grade penalty, the Integrity Board will make a recommendation to the course instructor who shall have the final authority to assign the grade.
For additional information and how to report an incident go to: https://webapps-prod.cc.denison.edu/campus-resources/?story=Provost/Reporting_an_Academic_Violation.php