The Academic Honor Policy is an integral part of the FSU academic environment. The policy outlines the University’s expectations for students’ academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those expectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty throughout the process. New students are introduced to the Academic Honor Policy at Orientation and pledge to uphold it at New Student Convocation. In surveys, students have indicated that the strength of an individual instructor’s message about the importance of academic integrity is the strongest deterrent to violating the Academic Honor Policy. Thus, instructors should remind students of their obligations under the policy and fully communicate their expectations to students. If an instructor encounters academic dishonesty, he/she should follow detailed procedures to resolve the alleged violation in a timely manner while protecting the personal and educational rights of the student. All forms and resources to resolve any allegation can be found at http://fda.fsu.edu/Academics/Academic-Honor-Policy.
If you are a faculty member and need further information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Buchanan in the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement at 644-6876. If you are a student and need further information, please contact the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities in the Department of Student Support and Transitions at 644.5136.