The Penn State student code of conduct includes a section entitled Violations of Academic Integrity. When a faculty member believes that a student has engaged in behavior included in this code, they are both required to participate in the academic integrity process as outlined in the G-9 procedures designed by the Faculty Senate.
The University’s academic integrity policy provides for two types of sanctions: academic and disciplinary. IST faculty should complete the following steps to aid in their consideration of sanctions for academic integrity violations.
- Review the IST administrative guideline on academic integrity.
- Review the IST Sanction Guidelines for Academic Integrity Violations.
- If appropriate, complete the IST Academic Integrity Form.
All students should act with a mutual commitment to personal integrity; respect other students’ dignity, rights, and property; and help create and maintain an environment in which all can succeed and earn the trust and respect of others. This includes honesty and responsibility in representing their own work and acknowledging the contribution of others. Academic dishonesty is managed by Penn State's Office of Student Conduct and is taken very seriously.
IST faculty should encourage students to review the college's academic integrity webpage to become familiar with their role in the process and understand how to protect themselves and their work from violations of Penn State's student code of conduct.