A&M-Central Texas values the integrity of the academic enterprise and expects its students, faculty, and staff to adhere to the highest standards of personal and scholarly conduct to preserve the honor and integrity of the creative community. Collaboration and community are valued at A&M-Central Texas; however, student responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining integrity in individual academic work, reporting incidents of academic misconduct to instructors, and learning academic community standards. Ignorance of our standards and expectations is not an acceptable excuse for disobeying them. Any violation of the Honor Code of Academic Honesty shall also be considered a violation of the A&M-Central Texas Code of Student Conduct. Integrity is integral to scholarly work.
The Center for Academic Integrity defines academic integrity as a “commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility.” The excellence we, as an academic community, strive for is bound fundamentally to these values. Academic misconduct is any act that improperly affects a true and honest evaluation of a student’s academic performance. Misconduct may occur when the student acts knowingly or should reasonably know that the act is misconduct.