Academic Policies & Requirements

Students should familiarize themselves with Indiana Tech’s academic policies and requirements. Information on specific topics such as grades, courses, and schedules can be found within the current students section on the University Registrar’s website and Techniques, the university’s Student Handbook.

Information on academic integrity and dishonesty can be found below.

Statement of Academic Integrity

Indiana Tech is an academic community that values and promotes academic integrity. All members of our community have an obligation to themselves, their peers, and the institution to uphold the code of ethics by demonstrating honesty, accountability, respect, and professionalism. When academic integrity is compromised, learning is minimalized, and the goals of the academic community cannot be realized.

In order to maintain academic integrity, faculty are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Maintain and role model personal academic integrity
  • Clearly define for students the expected level of collaboration (as it applies) on assignments/projects/homework
  • Confront academic dishonesty when it is believed to have occurred and adhere to the policy as stated on their course syllabi
  • Report incidences of academic dishonesty by completing infraction cards and submitting them to the academic dean of their college
  • Act to prevent violations of academic integrity

In order to maintain academic integrity, students are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Maintain personal academic integrity
  • Ask faculty to clarify any aspects of permissible or expected cooperation on any assignment
  • Treat all graded academic exercises as work that is to be conducted individually, unless otherwise permitted
  • Report any instance of academic dishonesty to the instructor or academic dean of their college

Types of Academic Dishonesty

Examples of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheating, which includes submitting the work of another person as one’s own work, or using unauthorized aids.
  • Plagiarism, which is the misrepresentation of another person’s work as one’s own. Submitting any writing that does not properly acknowledge the quoting or paraphrasing of another person’s words or that fails to give proper credit for another person’s ideas is plagiarism. Acts of plagiarism can also include the unacknowledged use of other forms of media including, but not limited to music, video, audio, theater projects, compositions, website, and computer software.
  • Self-plagiarism (or recycling fraud), which is the resubmission of part or all of one’s own work to fulfill academic requirements in the same course or in other courses without providing proper acknowledgment of the original work with accurate citations.
  • Fabrication, which is the falsification or invention of information or data in any academic undertaking.
  • Facilitating academic dishonesty, which involves assisting someone in an act of dishonesty.

Consequences

Academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense against the academic community. When a student is believed to have disregarded the principles of academic integrity, consequences will follow.

When academic integrity is believed to be compromised, faculty must adhere to the policy as stated on their course syllabi regarding academic dishonesty. In addition, faculty are required to follow the Infraction Card process as outlined in the student handbook Techniques under “Student Conduct Policy.”