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Academic Integrity Subcommittee

 

Terms of Reference

Reporting to SCAD on matters of policy and to SCAP on matters of practice and procedure related to academic integrity, the Subcommittee has the following terms of reference:

  • To advise on initiatives, programs, and activities designed to make academic integrity an integral part of Queen's University;
  • To review and make recommendations to SCAD on matters of policy relating to academic integrity;
  • To review and make recommendations to SCAP on matters of practice and process relating to academic integrity;
  • To collect, retain,  review, and prepare an annual report for the review of SCAP on central, university-wide academic integrity statistics/data;
  • To review  and advise on the development of educational and awareness programs and resources for Faculties, instructors, and students;
  • To review matters of policy and procedure related to academic integrity arising from cases and activities in Faculties, Schools, and academic units;
  • To deal with other matters related to academic integrity as referred to it (by Senate, SCAD or SCAP);
  • To act as a point of reference relating to matters arising from the interpretation of policies

and practices;

  • To share information with and direct the Academic Integrity Roundtable on matters relating to Academic Integrity policy and practice, education and training.

The Academic Integrity Subcommittee is not empowered to render decisions on ongoing cases of Academic Integrity. 

Composition

Chair of the Academic Integrity Subcommittee (Provost or delegate)

3 Faculty members at Large (appointed by the Provost)

1 Member of the AMS (student at large appointed by the AMS)

1 Member of the SGPS (student at large appointed by the SGPS)[i]

Official non-voting observers:  University Ombudsman, University Secretary, AMS Academic Affairs Commissioner, SGPS President or delegate

Quorum: Three members shall constitute a quorum of which at least two must be faculty members and at least one must be a student member. 

Administrative support: to be provided by the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

Meetings:  Normally once per term

 

 

[i] If the SGPS President or delegate is a Law student preference will be given to a Graduate Student at large.  If the SGPS President or delegate is a Graduate Student preference will be given to a Law student at large.  

 

Academic Integrity Roundtable

 

The academic integrity roundtable serves as an information-sharing and advisory forum for those involved in the implementation and operation of the university’s academic integrity system(s) and reports to the Academic Integrity Subcommittee.

Terms of Reference

Appointed representatives will gather on a regular basis at the call of the Chair or on petition of any two members, but normally once in each of the fall and winter terms to

  • Coordinate procedures and practices where possible to ensure academic integrity policy and practices are administered on a consistent and equitable basis across the university;
  • Gather and share information on best practices within their unit, at Queen’s and across the post-secondary education sector in general;
  • Advise the Academic Integrity Subcommittee on issues of academic integrity relevant to each Faculty or School;
  • Disseminate best practices, changes, general advice to each Faculty or School on academic integrity as developed by the Academic Integrity Subcommittee;
  • Facilitate dissemination of policy, practice, education, training and recommendations from the Academic Integrity Subcommittee.

Composition

1 Faculty/Staff representative appointed by the relevant dean from the:

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Faculty of Arts and Science

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Law

School of Graduate Studies

Smith School of Business

1 Member from Student Affairs (appointed by the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs)

1 Member of SCAD (appointed by SCAD)

1 Member of SCAP (appointed by SCAP)

1 Member of the AMS (student at large appointed by the AMS)

1 Member of the SGPS (student at large appointed by the SGPS)

Provost or delegate (will also be the chair)

 

Non-voting official observers:  University Ombudsman, University Secretary, AMS Academic Affairs Commissioner, SGPS President or delegate, University Librarian or delegate

 

At the discretion of the chair, non-voting advisory members can be invited from time-to-time to provide expertise in regards to operational issues. 

 

Members will be responsible for bringing issues from their own Faculty or School to the Roundtable for discussion and for communicating with those involved in the administration of academic integrity.

 

Quorum:  Half of the membership

Administrative support: to be provided by the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

Meetings:  At least once in each of the Fall and Winter terms or as needed.