School of Education Academic Integrity
Students in the School of Education are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of academic integrity, in keeping with expectations both for the counseling, administrative, or educational profession they pursue and for the University standards for academic integrity. All work in School of Education programs must be completed in a manner consistent with NDSU University Senate Policy, Section 335: Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct:
Initial responsibility for dealing with suspected academic dishonesty lies with the course instructor or major advisor. In cases that are not part of a specific course but are related to a particular program (for example, teacher education portfolios, program application materials, or comprehensive examinations), the primary responsibility lies with the Program Coordinator and appropriate program committees, such as the Teacher Education Council or comprehensive examination committee.
Faculty who suspect academic dishonesty will inform the Program Coordinator and the Head of the School of Education of their concern. The Program Coordinator will inform the student of the suspicion, will seek a response from the student, and will forward the materials to the appropriate committee for action. If it is found that academic dishonesty has occurred, sanctions are imposed at the discretion of the faculty member who teaches the course or the faculty members in the program. Depending on the severity of dishonesty, these sanctions may include failure of the assignment or course, rejection of the application for admission or termination from the program, or recommendation to the Dean of the College of Human Development and Education for dismissal from the college or university.