Marquette University is committed to developing the whole person, spiritually, mentally,
physically, socially and ethically. As an institution of higher education, Marquette
has love of truth at the center of its enterprise. Academic honesty, in all its forms,
is an explicit value of the university.
The development and practice of academic honesty and integrity, inside and outside
the classroom, are expectations for all members of the university community. In order
to cultivate academic honesty in its students, instructors take every opportunity
to help students appreciate the process and the principles of academic integrity.
Academic honesty can be best understood by academic ethical standards guiding faculty
in their work. That is to say, an individual’s contributions, in terms of words and
scholarly findings, belong to him or her alone. Furthermore, the integrity of that
which one claims to be scholarly knowledge rests on the accurate demonstration of
the assumptions and reasoning that produced it. These standards are used as the implicit
basis for teaching and learning in the university.
In order for instructors to fairly assess the quality and quantity of a student’s
learning as determined by work that students represent as their own, a relationship
of trust between instructor and student is essential. Because violations of academic
integrity most often involve, but are not limited to, efforts to deceive instructors,
they represent a breach of the trust relationship between instructor and student and
undermine the core values of the university.
This policy was developed and approved by the Committee on Academic Procedures and
University Board of Undergraduate Studies. Both groups would like to express their
gratitude to the University of California- Irvine, whose UCI Academic Senate Policy
on Academic Honesty provided the framework for the resulting document.