[JRN 1000]
Foundations of Journalism

 

Academic Integrity Policy

Students are responsible for making themselves aware of and understanding the University policies and procedures that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. The academic policies addressing Student Rights and Responsibilities can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog at http://catalog.wmich.edu/content.php?catoid=24&navoid=974 and the Graduate Catalog athttp://catalog.wmich.edu/content.php?catoid=25&navoid=1030.

 

 If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s) and if you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with your instructor if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.

 

Students and instructors are responsible for making themselves aware of and abiding by the “Western Michigan University Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking Policy and Procedures” related to prohibited sexual misconduct under Title IX, the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus Safe. Under this policy, responsible employees (including instructors) are required to report claims of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator or designee (located in the Office of Institutional Equity). Responsible employees are not confidential resources. For a complete list of resources and more information about the policy see www.wmich.edu/sexualmisconduct.

 

In addition, students are encouraged to access the Code of Conduct, as well as resources and general academic policies on such issues as diversity, religious observance, and student disabilities:

·        Office of Student Conduct www.wmich.edu/conduct

·        Division of Student Affairs www.wmich.edu/students/diversity

·        University Relations Office http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/calendars/interfaith

·        Disability Services for Students www.wmich.edu/disabilityservices

 

 

A brief summary of some of the academic integrity guidelines is provided below.

 

Cheating:
Cheating includes glancing at another student's quiz or examination, talking with other students during a quiz or examination and using texts or notes during a closed-book quiz or examination. Any evidence of cheating will be brought to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.

 

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism, copying ideas or information from a published source without acknowledging that source and copying ideas or written information from another student, is a serious offense. If you are unsure about what constitutes plagiarism, or how to give credit, please see me. Any evidence of plagiarism will be brought to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.

 

Unauthorized Collaboration:
All work submitted for evaluation in this class must be your own work. You must work independently on all assignments unless instructed otherwise. Any evidence of collaboration on independent assignments will be brought to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.

 

Submitting Work from Other Classes:
All work submitted for evaluation in this class must be done specifically for this class. You may not use work you have done or plan to do for other classes. This applies to your research, reporting and writing. Any evidence of submitting work from other classes will be brought to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.

 

Fabrication:
All work submitted for evaluation in this class must be based on actual reporting events and interviews. You are responsible for providing adequate verification for attendance at reporting events, for interviews you conduct, and for the sources you contacted. Any evidence of fabrication of sources and information or failure to provide adequate verification for sources and information will be brought to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.

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Dr. Jocelyn Steinke
School of Communication
Department in Gender and Women’s Studies
Western Michigan University
E-mail: jocelyn.steinke@wmich.edu

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