What is the Role of Faculty Under our Code of Academic Conduct?

Role of Faculty under our Code of Academic Conduct

Our Code of Academic Conduct highlights the faculty's critical role in ensuring academic integrity. Under the Code, faculty responsibilities include:

  • Encouraging honesty and integrity in students
  • Informing students of ethical, scholarship and conduct standards
  • Using test and assignment formats that discourage cheating
  • Reporting alleged violations to OSSJA and telling students how to make reports

In addition, faculty participate in policy-making regarding student conduct standards, and in the disciplinary process. Faculty also serve on all formal hearing panels for cases of suspected academic misconduct.


Words on plaque at Vanderbilt University are from Madison Sarratt, a former Dean and faculty member at VU.