Roger Williams University
Faculty Senate Academic Standards and Policies Subcommittee
Minutes: November 9, 2010
Present: Louis Procaccini, Jacquline Cottle, Cliff Timpson, John Madritch, Robert
Attending next meeting: Mary Wu, Kathleen Dunn, Jennifer Stevens, Matthew Gregg
(Note: due to the difficulty in finding a common meeting time for such a large committee, the
committee has agreed to meet on alternating days each month, so more people can
Meeting called to order at 3:30PM
1. Continued Business – Discussion of University plagiarism policy
Discussed academic integrity procedures among the schools.
Continuing Education is very different in that all cases are referred to ASC.
Academic integrity offenses are/may be unevenly reported to the deans and/or the
There should be a campus wide database of infractions.
We feel that faculty need to be more aware of the current catalog policies requiring
reporting of infractions of academic integrity to their dean.
How are incidents across schools handled?…there is some confusion about who
handles hearings and appeals etc.
Could current University Academic Appeals committee become the new University
Does current University Academic Appeals Committee handle academic integrity
Has the committee ever considered violations of academic integrity in their decision
Motion: The Faculty Senate requests that the Provost purchase and implement
the Academic Integrity Assessment Guide from the Center for Academic Integrity.
Meeting adjourned at 4:30 PM.