Hamline Policies

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Academic Integrity for Graduate Students

Department responsible: Registration and Records

Owner: Academic Dean's Office

Pertains to: All graduate students

Description: Dishonesty of any kind in relation to academic work threatens the integrity of the academic enterprise and is prohibited at Hamline University.

Details:

Dishonesty of any kind in relation to academic work threatens the integrity of the academic enterprise and is prohibited at Hamline University. Such dishonesty includes plagiarism, ghost writing, and falsifying official information concerning one's academic background or status.

Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of another person's work or ideas. Any passage copied verbatim, with small changes, or in paraphrase must be acknowledged with a citation. Ghost writing is preparing work for another or having another prepare one's own work.

When a student is found to be in violation of the academic dishonesty policy, academic penalties may be prescribed by the instructor of the course in question, including but not restricted to, the requirement of additional work, an assignment of a failing grade on the work in question, or a failing grade for the entire course.

When a student is found to have falsified official information, the administrative official responsible will determine whether the violation merits suspension from the University.

The student has the right to appeal the instructor's or administrator’s decision to the appropriate graduate school dean, and if still dissatisfied, to the Provost's Office. In the case where the dean is the instructor or administrator, a second member of the school/program faculty will be asked to perform an independent investigation and make a recommendation. The decision of the Provost is final.