Chapman University is a community of scholars that emphasizes the mutual responsibility of all members to seek knowledge honestly and in good faith. Students are responsible for doing their own work, and academic dishonesty of any kind will be subject to sanction by the instructor/administrator and referral to the University's Academic Integrity Committee, which may impose additional sanctions up to and including expulsion.
This section of the website represents the Academic Integrity Policy of Chapman University as it pertains to students and to the responsibility of faculty in handling cases of alleged academic dishonesty, including research integrity.
The Academic Integrity Committee (AIC) is charged by the Faculty Senate under the Faculty Constitution and bylaws to be responsible for defining academic integrity and establishing policies and procedures for investigating, hearing and sanctioning alleged violations of academic integrity. The Committee shall also make investigations and determinations of alleged violations of academic integrity policies and invoke the appropriate sanction as stipulated by Chapman University’s policies on academic integrity. The Committee includes:
- Faculty membership: The committee shall include at least three faculty members from diverse disciplines, one of whom must teach in graduate programs, plus the chair (at least four faculty total). All faculty members serve two–year, staggered terms.
- Chair: The chair shall be elected from among the second year/returning faculty members.
- Ex–officio members: The Dean of Students or his/her/their designee shall serve as an ex–officio, non–voting member.
- Student members: One undergraduate student appointed by the Student Government Association and one graduate student appointed by the Graduate Student Council, shall serve on the committee.
- Voting privileges: Faculty and student members serve as voting members of the committee.