52.0 III-1.00- POLICY ON FACULTY, STUDENT AND INSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
  FOR ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
 
 
 
  (Approved by the Board of Regents, November 30, 1989)
 
 
            The academic enterprise is characterized by reasoned
  discussion between student and teacher, a mutual respect for the
  learning and teaching process, and intellectual honesty in the
  pursuit of new knowledge.  By tradition, students and teachers
  have certain rights and responsibilities which they bring to the
  academic community.  While the following statements do not imply
  a contract between the teacher or the institution and the
  student, they are nevertheless conventions which should be
  central to the learning and teaching process.
 
 
  I.        FACULTY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  A.        Faculty members shall share with students and administrators
            the responsibility for academic integrity.
 
  B.        Faculty members shall enjoy freedom in the classroom to
            discuss all subject matter reasonably related to the course.
            In turn, they have the responsibility to encourage free and
            honest inquiry and expression on the part of students.
 
  C.        Faculty members, consistent with the principles of academic
            freedom, have the responsibility to present courses that are
            consistent with their descriptions in the catalog of the
            institution.  In addition, faculty members have the
            obligation to make students aware of the expectations in the
            course, the evaluation procedures, and the grading policy.
 
  D.        Faculty members are obligated to evaluate students fairly,
            equitably, and in a manner appropriate to the course and its
            objectives.  Grades must be assigned without prejudice or
            bias.
 
  E.        Faculty members shall make all reasonable efforts to prevent
            the occurrence of academic dishonesty through appropriate
            design and administration of assignments and examinations,
            careful safeguarding of course materials and examinations,
            and regular reassessment of evaluation procedures.
 
  F.        When instances of academic dishonesty are suspected, faculty
            members shall have the responsibility to see that
            appropriate action is taken in accordance with institutional
            regulations.
 
 
 
 
  II.  STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  A.        Students share with faculty members and the administrators
            the responsibility for academic integrity.
 
  B.        Students have the right of free and honest inquiry and
            expression in their courses.  In addition, students have the
            right to know the requirements of their courses and to know
            the manner in which they will be evaluated and graded.
 
  C.        Students have the obligation to complete the requirements of
            their courses in the time and manner prescribed and to
            submit their work for evaluation.
 
  D.        Students have the right to be evaluated fairly, equitably,
            and in a timely manner appropriate to the course and its
            objectives.
 
  E.        Students shall not submit as their own work any work which
            has been prepared by others.  Outside assistance in the
            preparation of this work, such as librarian assistance,
            tutorial assistance, typing assistance, or such special
            assistance as may be specified or approved by the
            appropriate faculty member, is allowed.
 
  F.        Students shall make all reasonable efforts to prevent the
            occurrence of academic dishonesty.  They shall by their own
            example encourage academic integrity and shall themselves
            refrain from acts of cheating and plagiarism or other acts
            of academic dishonesty.
 
  G.        When instances of academic dishonesty are suspected,
            students shall have the right and responsibility to bring
            this to the attention of the faculty or other appropriate
            authority.
 
 
  III. INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  A.        Constituent institutions of the University of Maryland
            System shall take appropriate measures to foster academic
            integrity in the classroom.
 
  B.        Each institution shall take steps to define acts of academic
            dishonesty, to ensure procedures for due process for
            students accused or suspected of acts of academic
            dishonesty, and to impose appropriate sanctions on students
            found to be guilty of acts of academic dishonesty.
 
  C.        Students expelled or suspended for reasons of academic
            dishonesty by any institution in the University of Maryland
            System shall not be admissible to any other System
            institution if expelled, or during any period of suspension.
 
 
  Replacement for:  BOR I-9.00