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Academic Integrity Policy


As of July 1, 2008, all academic units at Rutgers University are operating under a university-wide academic integrity policy, which places the process of dealing with allegations of academic integrity violations with individual academic units, a practice that has been in place at Rutgers-Camden for several years. All decisions, no matter what the level of the alleged violation, are made on our campus.  The policy was last updated as of September 1, 2013.

A notable feature of the policy is that faculty members may choose to investigate and sanction non-separable academic integrity violations (those that would not lead to a recommendation for suspension or expulsion), then report the sanction to the unit’s Academic Integrity Facilitator (AIF). Faculty members may also refer alleged violations to the unit AIF for investigation and sanction.  It should be noted that the procedure follows the school of the course, not the school in which the student is enrolled (for example, a School of Business student taking an economics course would be referred to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for investigation, not the School of Business). No matter which option is selected, the faculty member should use the Academic Integrity Initial Reporting Form to report the violation. This is particularly important in case a student has previously been found to have committed an academic integrity violation.

If the faculty member chooses to adjudicate the case him/herself, please follow the step-by-step procedure as set forth below:

  • Fill out and submit the Academic Integrity Initial Reporting Form
  • Send written notification to the student about the allegation of an academic integrity violation (use the template available here)
    • Note that it is imperative that you offer the student a chance to meet.  No decisions can be made about the student’s responsibility and sanction until the student has the opportunity to respond to the accusation.  Students have ten business days to respond to your initial notification.  If they fail to respond, you may make a decision regarding their responsibility and the sanction based on the evidence you have.
  • After the meeting, you must notify the student in writing either that 1) you found that no violation occurred (use the template available here) or 2) a violation occurred and that you have chosen a sanction (use the template available here).   
  • Fill out, sign, and submit the Academic Integrity Final Reporting Form.
  • Submit all forms, letters, and supporting materials (e.g., the student’s paper and the sources s/he used) to Julie Strasser Roncinske in the FASC-Office of the Dean.

If the faculty member chooses to have an Academic Integrity Facilitator (AIF) adjudicate the case, please follow the step-by-step procedure as set forth below:

Below you will find links to several documents that will be helpful to you. Any questions about the policy or procedures can be directed to Joseph Schiavo, Associate Dean for FASC Undergraduate Programs and University College, and/or Howard Marchitello, Associate Dean for FASC Graduate School and Research, who are the unit’s Academic Integrity Facilitators, or to Mary Beth Daisey, Associate Chancellor for Student Affairs, who is our campus point person for academic integrity issues, or to Julie Strasser Roncinske, Special Programs and Initiatives Coordinator, who is the unit’s Academic Integrity Coordinator. In addition, please note that there is an appeal process available to students, which is administered on the campus.

Sample letters/emails for faculty members:

Please feel free to contact any of those listed below about issues or questions related to the academic integrity policy.

Chief Academic Integrity Officer for the Camden Campus: Wendell Pritchett; Designate: Mary Beth Daisey 
Academic Integrity Facilitators – Arts and Sciences: Joseph Schiavo (Undergraduate) and Howard Marchitello (Graduate)
Academic Integrity Coordinator – Arts and Sciences: Julie Strasser Roncinske