Syllabus Statements

Composing effective course syllabi 

All course syllabi should include the following statement on academic integrity.

"Academic honesty is expected of all students in all examinations, papers, laboratory work, academic transactions and records. The possible sanctions include, but are not limited to, appropriate grade penalties, course failure (indicated on the transcript as a grade of E), course failure due to academic dishonesty (indicated on the transcript as a grade of XE), loss of registration privileges, disqualification and dismissal. For more information, see https://provost.asu.edu/academicintegrity."

General examples

Faculty may also include additional statements to communicate the importance of academic integrity. Depending on course and instructor, the emphasis of such a statement might vary. For example, you may wish to address your expectations about collaboration in the course or conduct in an iCourse or ASU Online course.

Academic Integrity
Under the ASU Student Academic Integrity Policy (https://provost.asu.edu/academicintegrity) “each student must act with honesty and integrity, and must respect the rights of others in carrying out all academic assignments.” This policy also defines academic dishonesty and sets a process for faculty members and colleges to sanction dishonesty. Violations of this policy fall into five broad areas that include, but are not limited to:

  • cheating on an academic evaluation or assignment
  • plagiarizing
  • academic deceit, such as fabricating data or information
  • aiding Academic Integrity Policy violations and inappropriately collaborating
  • falsifying academic records

I welcome any questions you may have concerning academic integrity and will do my best to help you understand the standards of academic scholarship. I also sanction any incidents of academic dishonesty in my courses using university and college guidelines.

Courses with significant writing components, from the ASU Writing Programs

Plagiarism
Plagiarism is stealing. Whenever you borrow a phrase, sentence, paragraph — even an idea stated in your own words — from any outside source (news writing, magazine, TV show, book) without giving credit to that source, you have plagiarized. Plagiarism is cheating yourself and someone else. The consequences are severe including failure for the assignment, probable failure for the course, disciplinary referral to the dean and possible expulsion from the university. Academic integrity is expected of every individual: https://provost.asu.edu/academicintegrity

Laboratory courses

Academic Integrity
Under the ASU Student Academic Integrity Policy (https://provost.asu.edu/academicintegrity) “each student must act with honesty and integrity, and must respect the rights of others in carrying out all academic assignments.” This policy also defines academic dishonesty and establishes a process for faculty members and colleges to sanction dishonesty. In scientific research, fabricating data, falsifying data and plagiarizing are also considered misconduct.

In this course your lab work must meet the highest standards of academic integrity and scientific conduct. The following will not be tolerated:

  • “Adjusting” data to get the “right” result. (This is falsification of data.)
  • For labs that require running an experiment more than once, completing one run and inventing data for the others based on the first. (This is fabrication of data.)
  • Partially completing an experiment but extrapolating some results. (This is fabrication of data.)
  • Having a friend or lab partner conduct the experiment and submitting his or her data in your lab report. (This is inappropriate collaboration.)
  • Copying and pasting sections of text, such as a description of an experimental method, into your lab report from material assigned for the course or any other source. (This is plagiarism.)

I welcome any questions you may have concerning academic integrity and will do my best to help you understand the standards of academic scholarship. I also sanction any incidents of academic dishonesty in my courses using university and college guidelines.

Specific course examples

Chemistry and biochemistry

CHM 113, General Chemistry

Ron Briggs
Academic Integrity
Please review the following obligations as set forth in the ASU Student Academic Integrity Policy (https://provost.asu.edu/academicintegrity). All CHM 113 students are expected to abide by these rules and your TA and Instructor will be following a zero tolerance policy. Failure to comply will result in appropriate sanctions up to and including a grade of XE (failure through academic dishonesty).

Student Obligations
Each student must act with honesty and integrity, and must respect the rights of others in carrying out all academic assignments. A student may be found to have engaged in academic dishonesty if, in connection with any Academic Evaluation or academic or research assignment (including a paid research position), he or she:

A. Engages in any form of academic deceit

B. Refers to materials or sources or uses devices (e.g., computer disks, audio recorders, camera phones, text messages, crib sheets, calculators, solution manuals, materials from previous classes, or commercial research services) not authorized by the instructor for use during the Academic Evaluation or assignment

C. Possesses, reviews, buys, sells, obtains, or uses, without appropriate authorization, any materials intended to be used for an Academic Evaluation or assignment in advance of its administration;

D. Acts as a substitute for another person in any Academic Evaluation or assignment

E. Uses a substitute in any Academic Evaluation or assignment

F. Depends on the aid of others, including other students or tutors, in connection with any Academic Evaluation or assignment to the extent that the work is not representative of the student's abilities;

G. Provides inappropriate aid to another person in connection with any Academic Evaluation or assignment, including the unauthorized use of camera phones, text messages, photocopies, notes or other means to copy or photograph materials used or intended for Academic Evaluation

H. Engages in Plagiarism

I. Uses materials from the Internet or any other source without full and appropriate attribution

J. Permits his or her work to be submitted by another person in connection with any Academic Evaluation or assignment, without authorization

K. Claims credit for or submits work done by another

L. Signs an attendance sheet for another student, allows another student to sign on the student's behalf, or otherwise participates in gaining credit for attendance for oneself or another without actually attending

M. Falsifying or misrepresenting hours or activities in relationship to an internship, externship, field experience, clinical activity or similar activity; or

N. Attempts to influence or change any Academic Evaluation, assignment or academic record for reasons having no relevance to academic achievement.

Electronic systems

EET 591, Graduate Seminar

Lakshmi V. Munukutla
Academic Integrity
Academic Integrity is very important to the Electronic Systems Department (ESD). To build a long-lasting base of integrity in the community and elsewhere, ESD will not allow any type of academic dishonesty which includes: cheating, plagiarism, collusion, or falsifying of any academic records. If a student is determined to be academically dishonest then they will receive an XE on their transcripts and will have an immediate review by the department chair.

English

ENG 401, Readers, Spectators, and Poachers: Theories of Reception

Jennifer Parchesky
Academic Integrity
All students are expected to abide by the ASU Student Academic Integrity Policy (https://provost.asu.edu/academicintegrity). Violations of academic integrity include but are not limited to

  • Plagiarism: using another's words, ideas, materials or work without properly acknowledging and documenting the source. Students are responsible for knowing the rules governing the use of another's work or materials and for acknowledging and documenting the source appropriately. Work for this course should follow MLA documentation style.
  • Using unauthorized notes or assistance on examinations.
  • Submitting the same work for more than one course without the express permission of both instructors. (NB: While I encourage you in this course to build on knowledge and interests you have developed in other courses, your assignments must be new work produced specifically for this course. If you are building upon or overlapping with work you have done for a previous or current course, I will ask that you consult me in advance to ensure the work is sufficiently differentiated to justify new academic credit. For concurrent courses, you must also have the permission of the other professor.)

Penalties for academic dishonesty may include suspension or expulsion from the university and/or failure of the course with an XE grade (which bars one from participation in university activities and serves as a permanent announcement of one’s dishonesty to graduate programs, future employers, and anyone else who obtains one’s transcript). Be assured that I will pursue any suspected violations of this policy with the utmost diligence.

Film and media studies

Unit statement

Academic Dishonesty
You are expected to turn in original work for this course. Quotations or ideas paraphrased from other work must be properly cited. Taking credit for another’s ideas or writing is plagiarism, which is a serious violation of the University’s Code of Academic Integrity. In the “Student Academic Integrity Policy” manual, ASU defines “’Plagiarism” [as] using another's words, ideas, materials or work without properly acknowledging and documenting the source. Students are responsible for knowing the rules governing the use of another's work or materials and for acknowledging and documenting the source appropriately.” Academic dishonesty, including inappropriate collaboration, will not be tolerated. There are severe sanctions for cheating, plagiarizing and any other form of dishonesty.

Human communication

COM 207, Introduction to Communication Inquiry

Jason Zingsheim
Academic Integrity
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication strongly believe in academic integrity; thus cheating and plagiarism is not tolerated. If a student is charged with academic dishonesty and found to be in violation, disciplinary action will be taken. For further information, please read the Student Academic Integrity Policy and the code of conduct for The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication which can be found at the following sites:

You are responsible for knowing this information. “I didn’t know” is no longer a viable excuse/reason for violating the policy. Some examples of violations of the academic integrity policy include:

  • Looking at another student’s exam or allowing another student to look at your exam.
  • Providing other students with answers to exam questions through the use of hand signals or nonverbal code systems of any sort.
  • During an exam, referencing a sheet of course information that has been copied to a piece of paper or to a set of notes on your body.
  • Gaining unauthorized access to a copy of an exam and using it to study for an exam.
  • Submitting a paper or delivering a presentation in which you copy the words or ideas of a source outside of yourself without properly documenting and citing that source.
  • Submitting a paper or delivering a presentation in which you rely almost exclusively on the conclusions of another source instead of using the conclusions from that source as evidence in support of your own conclusions, even if that source is cited in your paper.
  • Submitting a paper or a substantial portion of a paper or delivering a presentation or a substantial portion of a presentation that has been submitted for credit in another class, unless you have gained the expressed permission of the instructor of this class.

COM 230, Small Group Communication

Jennifer Robinson
Academic Integrity
I will not tolerate cheating and/or plagiarism. If you are caught engaging in these behaviors in class, action will be taken against you which will affect your grade and/or your status as a student at Arizona State University which includes suspension and/or expulsion. Arizona State University upholds a strict policy in regards to these behaviors and you will be punished for acting in such a manner.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication strongly believe in academic integrity: thus cheating and plagiarism are not tolerated. If a student is charged with academic dishonesty and found to be in violation, disciplinary action will be taken and a student’s name will be kept on file. Disciplinary action may result in the students being suspended or expelled from the College, given an XE on his or her transcript, and/or referred to Student Judicial Affairs.

If you use anyone’s ideas, thoughts, or works other than your own, proper referencing and citation is required. Should you have any question about whether or not something falls subject to this clause, feel free to contact me or review the university policy on academic integrity at:

COM 407, Advanced Critical Methods in Communication Studies

Dustin Goltz
Academic Integrity
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication strongly believe in academic integrity; thus cheating and plagiarism is not tolerated. If a student is charged with academic dishonesty and found to be in violation, disciplinary action will be taken. For further information, please read the Student Academic Integrity Policy and the code of conduct for The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication.

This is a senior capstone course, it is expected that you know and understand what constitutes plagiarism and cheating. It is expected that you will compose original work for this course. You are responsible for knowing this information. “I didn’t know” is no longer a viable excuse/reason for violating the policy. Understand that I not only take academic integrity seriously, but I also take violations personally. Thus, it is my personal policy to give the harshest penalty possible. Additionally, false representation of your service work will be considered a breech of academic integrity. I am required to not only research and investigate any suspicious reports of service, but also enforce extreme penalties.

Philosophy

PHI 103, Principles of Sound Reasoning

Academic Dishonesty
In the “Student Academic Integrity Policy” manual, ASU defines “’Plagiarism” [as] using another's words, ideas, materials or work without properly acknowledging and documenting the source. Students are responsible for knowing the rules governing the use of another's work or materials and for acknowledging and documenting the source appropriately.” You can find this definition at:

Academic dishonesty, including inappropriate collaboration, will not be tolerated. There are severe sanctions for cheating, plagiarizing and any other form of dishonesty.