Academic HonestyAll members of, and participants in, the academic life of the University are to be governed by academic honesty in all of their endeavors. Students and faculty are expected to uphold academic integrity and combat academic dishonesty. The academic honor system charges each faculty member and student with responsibility for:
1. Upholding the highest standards of academic integrity in one’s own work;
2. Refusing to tolerate violations of academic integrity in the FAMU community; and
3. Fostering a high sense of integrity and social responsibility on the part of every member of the FAMU community.
Violations of this code include receiving from a fellow student or another unauthorized source during examinations; obtaining, distributing, or referring to a copy of an examination which the instructor or Department has not authorized to be made available or such a purpose; any act which impedes the ability of other students to have fair access to materials assigned or suggested by the instructor (e.g., removing or destroying library or other source materials); representing another’s work, published or unpublished, as one’s own; tampering with another student’s work; altering grades or any other records related to the academic performance of students; or submitting false records or information in order to gain admission to the University or the MSW program.
Academic penalties shall include, but may not be limited to, one or a combination of the following:
1. a lower or failing grade in the course;
2. a lower or failing grade or score on the assignment or examination;
3. additional work to provide evidence of the student’s academic performance and/or evidence that the student has mastery of the course material.
The following are the possible disciplinary penalties for violation of the academic code of honesty, which may be imposed singularly or in any combination: