1.06 Compass of Actions Taken Against Students.
Actions taken against students are university-widein their effect.
1.07 Faculty Responsibility.
Faculty have theresponsibility of reporting incidents of allegedacademic dishonesty through their departmentchair to their Dean.
1.08 Student Responsibility.
Students shall have theresponsibility of reporting incidents of alleged aca-demic dishonesty to the instructor involved, or tothe appropriate authority if the alleged act is notassociated with a specific class.
1.09 Purpose of Procedures.
The purpose of theseprocedures is to provide for the orderly administra-tion of the Academic Honesty Policy consistent withthe principles of due process of law. Reasonabledeviations from these procedures will not invalidatea decision or proceeding unless the Provost deter-mines, upon written appeal from the accusing and/ or accused parties, that it will result in prejudice toone or more of the parties involved.
1.10 Instructor Responsibility
. Instructors shall havethe responsibility of taking action with respect toincidents of alleged academic dishonesty in accordwith this Academic Honesty Policy.
1.11.01 Class Day.
Class days, for purposes of thispolicy, are defined as days the universityis open and classes are meeting (excluding Saturdays).
1.11.02 Internal Use.
Internal use defines whohas access to a student’s records. Recordsfor internal use will be released only toUniversity of Houston officials who have aneducational need to know the information.
1.11.03 Permanent Record.
Permanent recordincludes documents, forms, copies, reports,statements, tape recordings, etc. thatare acquired while a student attends theUniversity of Houston. The information isavailable to outside sources according tothe procedures established by the FamilyEducation Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
Sanction means the penaltyassessed for a violation of the AcademicHonesty Policy.
Instructor refers to a facultymember, lecturer, teaching assistant,or teaching fellow in charge of the sec-tion in which an alleged violation of this Academic Honesty Policy has occurred.Such individuals will normally be theinstructor of record of the course sectionin question. In instances where this isnot the case, instances of alleged cheating should be reported to the supervisor (e.g.,laboratory supervisor) of the instructor aswell as the chair.
Chair refers either to the chair of the department responsible for the coursein which an alleged violation of the aca-demic honesty policy occurs or to his/herdesignated representative. If the collegeresponsible for the course in question doesnot have individual departments, Chair asused below shall refer to the individual des-ignated by the Dean of the college to act ashearing officer in academic honesty cases.
Dean refers to either the Dean of the college containing the departmentoffering the course in which the alleged violation of the academic honesty policyoccurs or to his/her designated representa-tive (Hearing Officer).
Student refers to any individualwho has ever registered and paid (madea complete payment or has made at leastone installment payment) for a course, orcourses at the University of Houston. Thisdefinition would normally include under-graduates, graduates, postbaccalaureates,professional school students and individu-als auditing courses.
All required written notices shall beaddressed to the student at his/her local addressas it appears on University of Houston recordsand deposited in the U.S. mail. A notice properlyaddressed and so deposited shall be presumed tohave been received by the student. It is the respon-sibility of the student to inform the university of achange of address in a timely manner so that uni- versity records can be accurately maintained.
Article 2. Preventive Practices
2.01 Preventive Measures.
Instructors can help stu-dents comply with the academic honesty policy byminimizing temptation to act dishonestly. Measuresinstructors should consider are:a. Maintaining adequate security precautions inthe preparation and handling of tests;b. Structuring the type and sequence of examina-tion questions so as to discourage dishonesty;c. Providing ample room for proper spacing of stu-dents during examinations, if room is available;andd. Monitoring examinations, especially in largeclasses and in classes where not all studentsare known to the instructor or the assistant;e. Making clear to their students, in writing, whatconstitutes academic dishonesty, particularly inthose classes where group activities (laboratoryexercises, generation of field reports, etc.) arepart of the instructional process;f. Requiring students to show a picture ID andsign major assignments and exams;g. Helping raise consciousness of the issue of aca-demic honesty by asking students to sign anhonor pledge in the first week of class and towrite a short pledge in their own hand on theirmajor assignments.
Article 3. Categories of Academic Dishonesty
3.01 Application of the Academic Honesty Policy.
This policy applies only to those acts of dishonestyperformed while the student is enrolled in the uni- versity.