Standards for Academic Honesty & Integrity at NDSU
The academic community is operated on the basis of honesty, integrity, and fair play.
This purpose of this site is to provide information and resources useful to students and faculty in promoting academic honesty and integrity on campus.
Resources for Students:
- Alternatives to Cheating: Tips to Improve your Grade Point Average
- Center for Writers -- Avoid plagiarizing by properly finding, documenting and integrating sources
- College Honor Codes/Commissions (if your college does not have its own honor code, refer to Policy 335)
- College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
- College of Engineering
- College of Health Professions (see policy 3.01: Student Academic and Conduct Standards)
- College of Human Development and Education
- Policy 335: Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct -- applies to cases in which cheating, plagiarism, or other academic misconduct have occurred in an instructional context
Resources for Faculty/Administrators:
- Student Academic Misconduct Tracking Form (PDF)
- Procedures for Dealing with Student Academic Misconduct (courtesy of NDSU College of Science and Mathematics)
- How to Recognize Plagiarism (courtesy of Indiana University Bloomington)
- Center for Academic Integrity (Rutland Institute for Ethics, Clemson University)
- Policy 331.1: Course Syllabus -- All syllabi must contain a reference link to Policy 335: Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct, as well as an academic honesty statement. This may be a statement of a college honor code or the following:
The academic community is operated on the basis of honesty, integrity, and fair play. NDSU Policy 335: Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct applies to cases in which cheating, plagiarism, or other academic misconduct have occurred in an instructional context. Students found guilty of academic misconduct are subject to penalties, up to and possibly including suspension and/or expulsion. Student academic misconduct records are maintained by the Office of Registration and Records. Informational resources about academic honesty for students and instructional staff members can be found at www.ndsu.edu/academichonesty.
- A student suspected of academic dishonesty may be prevented from dropping a class. The following steps apply if the incident is PRIOR TO last day to drop (typically end of 12th week – see Dates & Deadlines):
- Contact registrar with request to prevent a student drop (via email preferably);
- ‘IP’ grade will be entered while investigation is pending or underway. This grade prevents a student from being able to drop a class.
- If instructor permits student to drop the class upon conclusion of investigation, registrar must be notified to remove the IP grade (if the drop deadline passed, instructor authorization for a late drop must also be provided in an email to the registrar).
- Prior to generating Final Grade Rosters, any unresolved IP grades will be removed by registrar.
- Instructor enters final grade into Campus Connection grade roster. If a final grade is to be entered prior to the end of the semester, a Grade Reporting Form must be submitted to registrar.
- SafeAssign™ in Blackboard -- a plagiarism prevention service available via Blackboard to help instructors detect and/or prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers
- University Academic Standards Committee