Dr. S’s statement on honesty and integrity

I take academic integrity very seriously. As your professor, I pledge to be honest with you, and I hope that you will do the same for me as well as your peers.

Students are expected to understand and follow the University’s Honor Code, available at http://www.pacific.edu/About-Pacific/AdministrationOffices/Office-of-the-Provost/Shared-Governance/Standing-Committees/Academic-Affairs-Committee/Course-Syllabus-Requirements/Honor-CodeADA-Statement.html.

For this course, academic dishonesty includes any violations covered by the Honor Code (including but not limited to cheating, plagiarism, and lying to receive a higher grade), as well as submitting one’s own prior work for a new assignment—-prior work from this course or another course, and prior work in whole or in part.  Exceptions:  Specifically assigned revisions to assignments are exempt. I will also occasionally allow you to remix or rework previous assignments into later ones; this will be stated clearly on the syllabus.  So, unless the assignment sheet/prompt clearly states that this is a draft revision or that remixing/reusing prior work is allowed, submitting your own prior work is a violation.

We will discuss plagiarism and citations in class.  I encourage any student with questions about academic integrity, plagiarism, or the Honor Code to ask me for clarifications.

Any alleged or suspected violations will be referred to the Office of Judicial Affairs.  All students who violate the Honor Code will receive a minimum penalty of a zero for the assignment or exam; a serious violation will merit failure of the course.


What the University of the Pacific would like me to say about Academic Integrity and the Honor Code:

The Honor Code at the University of the Pacific calls upon each student to exhibit a high degree of maturity, responsibility, and personal integrity. Students are expected to:

  • act honestly in all matters
  • actively encourage academic integrity
  • discourage any form of cheating or dishonesty by others
  • inform the instructor and appropriate university administrator if she or he has a reasonable and good faith belief and substantial evidence that a violation of the Academic Honesty Policy has occurred.

Violations will be referred to and investigated by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. If a student is found responsible, it will be documented as part of her or his permanent academic record. A student may receive a range of penalties, including failure of an assignment, failure of the course, suspension, or dismissal from the University. The Academic Honesty Policy is located in Tiger Lore and online at http://www.pacific.edu/About-Pacific/AdministrationOffices/Office-of-the-Provost/Shared-Governance/Standing-Committees/Academic-Affairs-Committee/Course-Syllabus-Requirements/Honor-CodeADA-Statement.html.