The university should concern itself with matters of authorship, author-university relations, and copyright in order to stimulate faculty interest in creating learning materials and ensure that the learner, the author, and the university appropriately share the benefits of the creativity, money, and energy expended.
To fulfill these purposes, the university policy must be highly flexible and must be incorporated in an administrative process responsive to the needs of the learner, the author, and the unit of the university which sponsors and/or produces the learning material.
A student is in good standing who meets the standards set by the academic department and the School of Graduate Studies to ensure normal progress toward the fulfillment of the stated requirements at levels of quality without warning or probation or extension of the allowable time limit for degree completion.
Students whose quality point averages fall below minimum standards will automatically be placed on probation until the minimum standards are achieved.
Students are expected to uphold standards of academic integrity by taking reasonable precaution in the academic arena.
Reasonable precaution involves implementing measures that reduce the opportunities for academic misconduct, but do not inhibit inquiry, create disruption or distraction in the testing environment, or create an atmosphere of mistrust.
Such programs should meet challenges of new interdisciplinary knowledge and/or developments requiring new combinations of talent.
In addition, such programs or degrees should enhance and not duplicate existing programs in the University.
For students, education about the importance of academic integrity begins during the admissions process.
The centrality of integrity to the academic enterprise is reinforced during new student orientation when students engage in discussion about academic integrity.