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Academic Integrity

A commitment to Academic Integrity (AI) requires one’s commitment to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage (International Center of Academic Integrity).

Academic Integrity Policy

All students at Simmons University are expected to be honest and forthright in their academic pursuits. Students are responsible for reading, understanding and abiding by the Simmons University Student Code of Conduct, which includes this academic integrity policy as well as any professional standards and guidelines provided by a specific program and/or College.

Ignorance and/or failure to have read this information is not considered an excuse for not understanding or knowing about these policies.

The majority of academic integrity cases are handled by the faculty and/or academic leadership. All allegations, incidents, and outcomes are reported to the Director of Academic Integrity and to the Office of the Provost.

Academic Integrity Policy

Student Handbook

Academic Integrity Appeals Process

When students who are charged with an alleged academic integrity violation receive a final determination letter concerning the case but decide to disagree with the outcome of their particular case, they have the right to appeal the decision, according to the guidelines provided in the Academic Integrity Appeals Process Policy.

Appeals Process Policy

Academic Integrity Resource Kit

If a faculty member suspects a violation of academic integrity, the first step is to go to the Academic Integrity Resource Kit and follow the guidelines provided in Part II, The Guidebook.

Academic Integrity Resource Kit

Questions about the Honor System and Academic Integrity should be sent to the Associate Provost for Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation, via email: [email protected].