The Academic Integrity Committee of the Faculty Senate

Mission

The Academic Integrity Committee advocates for, and raises awareness of, academic integrity issues at Central; 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

RoleElected Member 
MemberElizabeth Brewer
DepartmentEnglish
Term End'25
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RoleElected Member
MemberElisabeth Pana 
DepartmentFinance
Term End'25
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RoleElected Member
MemberSyed Abbas
DepartmentBiology
Term End'24
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RoleElected Member
MemberJoy Hansen
DepartmentLibrary
Term End'24
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RoleElected Member
MemberCandace Barriteau Phaire
DepartmentLiteracy, Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Term End'24
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RoleElected Member
MemberAndrew Weinberger
DepartmentAccounting
Term End'24
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Leadership

 

 

 

RoleElected Member - Secretary
MemberBrian Matzke
DepartmentLibrary
Term End'25
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RoleElected Member
MemberJason Chen - Chair
DepartmentAccounting
Term End'25
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RoleElected Member
MemberMichelle Cubellis - Vice Chair
DepartmentCriminology & Criminal Justice
Term End'25
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General questions may be directed to the current chair(s) of the Academic Integrity Committee.

By-Laws

Membership

A standing committee of the Central 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 Central; 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.