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Academic Integrity Violation Statistics

College of Arts and Sciences

Between Fall 2001 and Spring 2004, there were 117 Academic Integrity Violation (AIV) reports filed through the office of the Dean Gump. This means that there were about 20 cases per semester with a spike of 31 cases in Spring of 2004. Plagiarism was involved in about two-thirds of the cases, with involvement of either unauthorized assistance or unauthorized collaboration in the remainder.

The majority of AIV cases involved the department of English and theology, followed by the departments of Marine Science, Biology, Math, Philosophy, Psychology, and Chemistry. An equal number of males and females were the alleged perpetrators. The cases were also equally split between serious violations and infractions. The Academic Hearing Committee most often recommended the sanction of failure of the course and a letter of sanction be placed in the student's permanent file.