University Senate Bylaws, Article II., Section 5
K. STUDENT ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The Student Academic Integrity Committee is an advisory
body to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and to the
administrative officers responsible for education, outreach, and sanctions
related to issues of academic integrity.
The Student Academic Integrity Committee shall be composed of:
5 faculty members,
3 academic professional members,
6 students (including one from each system campus; of the two Twin Cities representatives, one shall be a graduate or professional student and one shall be an undergraduate student), and
ex officio representation as specified by vote of the University Senate.
Members will be appointed by the Committee on Committees. Academic professional members must be eligible to serve in the Faculty Senate. At least 1 faculty or academic professional member must be from a system campus. The chair of the committee shall be a tenured faculty member.
Duties and Responsibilities
a. To review the appropriateness
and adequacy of the mechanisms to deal with academic integrity in the University
as a whole, on each of the campuses, and in each of the colleges, and to make
recommendations to the appropriate campus administrators and the University
Senate for revisions of University policies that are necessary to ensure
b. To advise the appropriate campus administrators
who have primary responsibility for academic integrity on all matters the
committee deems appropriate, including but not limited to (1) ways to make
academic integrity an integral value of the University, (2) the development and
dissemination of best practices to ensure academic integrity, (3) processes and
procedures for considering allegations of student academic misconduct, and (4)
the nature of sanctions that should be imposed on those who are found to have
violated University rules concerning academic integrity.
c. To review
records of academic misconduct allegations in order to make policy
recommendations to the appropriate campus administrators who have primary
responsibility for academic integrity and the Senate.
d. To advise the
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost regarding the appointment
of the Twin Cities academic integrity officer.
e. To confer with
appropriate Senate committees on matters of academic integrity as
[Note: this bylaw and references to academic misconduct are not
to be construed as conflicting with, or superseding, other bylaws or University
policies related to research misconduct, conflict of interest, or the ethical
conduct of research and scholarship.]
[Note: individual colleges and
campuses may also appoint committees on academic integrity issues, which will
review and promote academic integrity issues in the particular