The University’s educational policy committee discussed plans for dealing with academic dishonesty and for students who take more than four years to graduate, among other issues, at their meeting Wednesday.
Beverly Foster, director of the School of Nursing, recommended that the committee of student conduct and the educational policy committee work together to analyze the results of a faculty survey focusing on plagiarism and academic dishonesty.
The educational policy committee and the committee on student conduct — which oversees the Honor System — developed the survey to illuminate instructors’ experiences with the system following several complaints last year from faculty about problems with how the Honor Court addressed academic issues.
Committee members also said there was a need to make University and registrar policy memoranda more accessible to students and faculty.
One current memorandum states that students who can not graduate in eight semesters, along with as many summer school sessions as they wish, must file a request for a ninth semester.