Sooner or later, just about every grad student encounters an issue that raises concerns about academic and professional integrity. Understanding and complying with these standards is a critical part of every graduate student’s professional preparation. Thorny problems can arise about the standards for properly citing source materials, ideas and information, or for correctly handling and reporting research data and fully and accurately representing investigative results. Students also can face issues that require them to understand and comply with standards of professional integrity. Rackham has recently completed a lengthy revision of its policy that defines serious violations of academic and professional integrity and that presents disciplinary procedures that will be followed when allegations of such violations occur. Rackham’s revised policy will also point you to University-wide policies as well as those of your school or college. If you have questions, feel free to contact me, or Rackham’s Resolution Officer, Darlene Ray-Johnson.
Published in: Graduate School News