Academic Honesty

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. This preserves the honor and integrity of the creative community. Though we believe in a community approach, we want to emphasize that students’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining integrity in their own academic work, reporting incidents of academic misconduct to the instructor involved, and to be educated on these academic community standards.

What is Academic Integrity?

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.

What is Academic Work?

Academic work is defined as all work submitted for any course or program and all academic activities such as enrollment and withdrawal from a class. All academic work at A&M-Central Texas is expected to be submitted with integrity and uncompromising adherence to the standards described below.

Academic Integrity Rules

For a complete listing of the Honor Code of Academic Integrity and Student Rules, students should visit: https://www.tamuct.edu/student-affairs/student-conduct.html

Reporting Misconduct

A&M-Central Texas sees integrity as the cornerstone of our mutual learning endeavor and we all share responsibility in upholding our integrity. As such, the entire university community – not just instructors – can report academic misconduct. Students, faculty, and staff, can report academic misconduct concerns at https://www.tamuct.edu/student-affairs/student-conduct.html. When the Office of Student Conduct receives an allegation of academic misconduct not initiated by an instructor, the instructor of record will be notified of the report. For questions on reporting or interpretation of this Code, contact the Office of Student Conduct at 254-501-5909.

Appeal Procedure

Students who wish to appeal the outcome of their student conduct hearing must follow the appeals procedure outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.

Students wishing to appeal the grade assigned by an instructor must follow the grade appeal procedure outlined in the A&M-Central Texas Academic Catalog.