PrincipleChapman 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 and referral to the university's Academic Integrity Committee, which may impose additional sanctions up to and including expulsion. This document 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 reporting, hearing, and sanctioning alleged violations of academic integrity. The Academic Integrity Committee also will make investigations and determinations of alleged violations of academic integrity policies and invoke the appropriate sanction as recommended by Chapman University’s Policy on Academic Integrity. The Committee includes at least three full-time faculty members, three students, ideally one of whom is a member of the student governance organization, and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Dean of Students or his/her designee (ex-officio, non-voting). The Chair will be elected from among the returning faculty members and serve on the Faculty Academic Council as needed. Voting members are the faculty members and the students.