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Academic Integrity (AI) refers to a set of shared values, principles, behaviors, and skills that lie at the heart of learning and scholarship.  Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is commitment to academic excellence, reflecting its core values of respect, integrity, service and excellence.

 

TAMIU students are expected to maintain the highest level of integrity throughout their academic and professional pursuit.  It is the responsibility of TAMIU students to report acts of academic dishonesty.  Failure to report undermines the learning process and compromises the quality and reputation of a TAMIU degree.

 

  What is Academic Integrity?

 

According to the Center for Academic Integrity (CAI), academic integrity is defined “as a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility.” To report acts that violate the academic rule, click here.

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement is prepared to support and help students understand the value of academic integrity and to avoid academic dishonesty.   All members of the TAMIU community are responsible for knowing and practicing university-wide rules, policies and procedures regarding academic integrity, as well as any procedure specific to their school, program, and course.

 

  On Campus Resources

https://www.tamiu.edu/uc/writingcenter/resources1.shtml

https://breeze.eto.tamiu.edu/invention

http://www.tamiu.edu/uc/ulc/

http://library.tamiu.edu/

 

 Off-Campus Resources

http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/types-of-plagiarism

http://www.academicintegrity.org/icai/integrity-1.php

http://www.ethics.org/

 

  Want ot promote academic integrity? Then join the Honor Council!

The Honor Council is a select group of students that hear appeals due to alleged academic violations as pertains to the Student Conduct Code in the Student Handbook. Members are directly responsible for deciding if a violation occurred and, if necessary, recommend sanctions to appropriate parties.

Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Actively attend all training sessions and meetings (several trainings are mandatory);
  • Participate in the development and implementation of HC programs for students;
  • Become knowledgeable about all aspects of the Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct Policies and Procedures;
  • Place membership on the Honor Council as a top priority behind academics;
  • Act as an effective, active, cooperative, respectful and ethical group member and maintain confidentiality at all times;
  • Must serve as an educator of the Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct; and,
  • Abide by all University member conduct policies and local, state, and federal laws.

Terms of Position

  • One academic year (Fall - Summer Session III);
  • Must be available to serve on review panels as needed;
  • 1-4 hours time commitment per case (depending on severity of allegations/case);
  • Volunteer leadership position; and,
  • HC student members may continue their service for the duration of their academic careers. This is contingent on the HC member meeting the expectations for the position and/or appointment.

Qualifications

  • Maintain at least a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be in good academic standing with University;
  • Must have completed at least 30 university hours and be a full-time student at TAMIU;
  • Be in good conduct standing with the University;
  • Must not have conduct history on file at TAMIU including housing;
  • High level of personal integrity and ethical standards; and,
  • Insight into the issues and concerns facing university members in diverse community.

 

  Honor Council Application Process

If you are interested in the Honor Council and wish to apply, please click here.

As part of the application process, recommendation form must be submited within a few days after electronic submission of application. Faculty and staff may submit recommendation form by clicking here.

Any questions may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement by calling (956) 326-2286 or via e-mail at conduct@tamiu.edu.

If you are selected as a member of the HC, you will be required to complete a training session to be annouced at a later time.

 

  Related Institutional Goals/Principles
Imperative 1: Students 1.2 Increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates.
1.3 Prepare students for successful leadership roles.
  1.4 Engage students in activities that enrich their lives.
  1.5 Provide programs and services that support established student outcomes.
Undergraduate Learning Principle 1: Respective and Expressive Communication Skills
Undergraduate Learning Principle 3: Integration and Application of Knowledge
TAMIU Trailblazers: Civic Leadership (Engagement Stage)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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