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The Academic Integrity Committee of the Faculty Senate

Mission
The Academic Integrity Committee advocates for, and raises awareness of, academic integrity issues at CCSU; the responsibility for acting with integrity remains up to each member of the university. The Committee reports to the senate about the status of the Academic Integrity Policy, and it convenes events designed to highlight current controversies or research in academic integrity. (Academic integrity here is understood to encompass ethical behavior on the part of students and faculty alike.)

Current Members

Mark Jackson, Chair (Biology) (2012)

Jason Snyder, Vice Chair (Management Information Systems) (2012)

Dana Tonkonow, Secretary(Library) (2013)

Shelley Bochain (Nursing) (2013)

Jennifer Hedlund (Criminology) (2012)

Xiaobing Hou (Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology) (2013)

Steven Kirstukas (Engineering) (2013)

Kurt Love (Teacher Education) (2012)

Basile Panoutsopoulos (Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology) (2013)

By-Laws

Membership
A standing committee of the CCSU faculty senate, the Academic Integrity Committee is comprised of 9 faculty (with at least one member from the library), 1 graduate student, and 1 undergraduate. The Judicial Officer is an ex-officio member.

Selection
Faculty members are elected by the senate to staggered two-year terms. Graduate and undergraduate members will be nominated by their governments.

Officers
At the first fall meeting, the AIC will choose a chair, vice-chair, and secretary. Officers serve for one year, and cannot serve for more than two consecutive years.

Responsibilities
1. Chair: Convenes meetings; distributes an agenda 3 working days in advance; participates in debates and can vote. Represents the AIC to the faculty senate, to other relevant university bodies, or arranges alternative representation.

2. Vice-Chair: Serves as chair in the chair’s absence.

3. Secretary: Records the disposition of committee business, keeping an accurate record of any resolutions and any votes, and distributes such a record (“the minutes”) to the committee members 3 working days in advance of the next meeting.

Organization
The Academic Integrity Committee will meet as a body once a month (and can meet more frequently with a majority vote), while subcommittees may meet an additional time per month. By petition of at least three committee members, the chair will convene an emergency meeting at the earliest possible time. Revisions of the bylaws require a 3/5 vote of the body as a whole.

Functions
The Academic Integrity Committee advocates for, and raises awareness of, academic integrity issues at CCSU; the responsibility for acting with integrity remains up to each member of the university. The Committee reports to the senate about the status of the Academic Integrity Policy, and it convenes events designed to highlight current controversies or research in academic integrity. (Academic integrity here is understood to encompass ethical behavior on the part of students and faculty alike.)

Duties of the AIC include
1. Collecting, reporting, and analyzing data from the Judicial Officer about faculty use of the academic misconduct policy.

2. Advocating for the use of the formal policy for determining academic misconduct.

3. Educating the campus community about academic misconduct.

4. Revising the academic misconduct policy as circumstances dictate.

5. Identifying best practices in combating academic misconduct.

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