Academic Integrity Committees

Membership
The Academic Integrity Committee (AIC) consists of thirteen (13) voting members who are selected at the beginning of each academic year (or every two years). The six (6) schools, i.e., the Graduate School of Education, School of Business, School of Continuing Education, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Sciences and Engineering are represented by a faculty member from each school.  In addition, The committee has one faculty member representing the Academy of Liberal Arts, the Senate, the Libraries and Learning Technologies, two senior staff members representing the Academic Integrity Office and the Office of Students Affairs, and two student representatives nominated by the Graduate Students Association and the Student Court, respectively. Members are requested to familiarize themselves with AUC’s Code of Academic Ethics and the corrective actions and sanctions of violations of academic integrity. The AIC Chair shall be a tenured faculty member elected by the AIC voting members at its first meeting of the year. The Academic Integrity Office case manager will be responsible for recording minutes and for other record-keeping. Quorum is achieved when five (5) voting members are present.


Duties and Responsibilities
The AIC shall hold regularly scheduled meetings, as well as special meetings to handle urgent and/or special cases. Regularly scheduled meetings may be canceled if there are no agenda items. Official meetings may be held if a quorum of at least five voting members is achieved. Responsibilities of the AIC include but are not restricted to:

Reporting
The AIC encourages students, faculty and staff to report any violation of the Academic Integrity Code, and shall take appropriate action when a violation is reported.

Procedural
At its regular or special meetings, the AIC shall process individual cases of allegations of violations of the Academic Integrity Code in accordance with the recommendations outlined in the procedures. The AIC shall ensure that both the accused and accuser have a full and fair hearing. The Academic Integrity Committee's decision will be communicated by email to the student. All cases will be handled with strict confidentiality.

 

The Council on Academic Integrity (CAI) was established in 2006 by AUC Provost Tim Sullivan. Originally formed as an ad-hoc committee in 2002, the Task Force on Academic Integrity was transformed into the Council on Academic Integrity and reports directly to the provost. The purpose of the CAI is to monitor and enhance awareness of academic integrity in the academic community among students, faculty and staff. Since enhancing awareness of academic integrity is an ongoing concern, the CAI meets regularly to discuss issues of importance to the AUC community. It liaises with other University bodies in order to continuously keep the issue of academic integrity in the public arena. These include (but are not limited to) the Freshman Year Experience, the New Faculty Orientation Program, the Student Union, and the Academic Integrity Committee, the latter being the judicial body that deals with student violations of academic integrity. Responsibilities of the CAI include but are not restricted to:

Promotion:
The CAI shall actively promote the concept of academic integrity at AUC by all appropriate and effective means (e.g. raising the awareness among AUC community of the importance of honest and ethical conduct).

Coordination:
The CAI, in consultation with the provost and seeking help from other parties (e.g. deans, department chairs and student organizations), shall propose and implement ways and means to discourage violations of the Academic Integrity Code.

Communication:
While realizing that academic integrity is the responsibility of the entire AUC community, the CAI shall be the primary agency charged with the overseeing of dissemination of information, development of materials, displays, audio-visual material, printed material and all other forms of communications related to the issue of academic integrity.

Publicizing:
The AIC shall submit an annual report to the provost and to the Senate’s Academic Affairs Committee. A short version may be made public within AUC. In this version, confidential material such as names and specific classes will be omitted.
 

The members of the CAI are appointed by the provost.