43 Academic Integrity

One aspect of professionalism involves integrity. Faculty members assume that students understand, subscribe to, and practice high personal and professional standards, and they hold students accountable to them. In the discipline of English studies, this includes the responsibility of doing one’s own work and for complying with professional standards and procedures for attributing the sources of information, images, and other forms of media.

The English Graduate Program takes its role in promoting its students’ professionalism very seriously; thus faculty report and act on any breaches of academic integrity as required by the university and College of Graduate Studies.

The Graduate Catalog states: “Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. Students who are suspected of academic misconduct will be referred to the director of Academic Integrity. The academic misconduct process is described in MTSU Policy 312 Academic Misconduct. Courses may not be dropped pending the final resolution of an allegation of academic misconduct.”

The following policies are disseminated by Middle Tennessee State University’s Office of the Provost for Academic Affairs. The English Department and English Graduate Program comply with these policies and procedures: MTSU Policy 312, 313, and 211 (when appropriate).


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