1 Evening MBA Code of Conduct Members of the Indiana University community are governed by rules that support the university s mission of preserving, improving, increasing, transmitting, and applying knowledge. Freedom of inquiry, freedom of expression, freedom from intimidation, respect for human dignity, intellectual honesty, commitment to truth, openness to change, and the exercise of critical judgment are values that are encouraged at Indiana University in support of this mission. Like all Indiana University students on the IUPUI campus, the behavior, choices, and rights of Evening MBA students are bounded by the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct and campus procedures in support of this code specified by the IUPUI Student Code of Conduct. The Indiana University code identifies specific expectations for academic and personal conduct. Furthermore, the Indiana University code outlines adjudication procedures for misconduct cases and specifies due process for students accused of misconduct. The Evening MBA Code of Conduct translates how the university code is interpreted, applied, and adapted to the Kelley School of Business Evening MBA program. Every Evening MBA student is responsible for reading and understanding the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, the IUPUI Student Code of Conduct, and the Evening MBA Code of Conduct. Statement of the Kelley School of Business MBA Code of Student Ethics The MBA student is expected, in all activities and relationships connected with their academic program, to act in a professional manner. This expectation implies being honest and acting in good faith. The following activities are prohibited: cheating (including unauthorized cooperation or the use of unauthorized material in preparing an assignment to be graded), plagiarism, changing a grade in connection with any assignment, gaining unauthorized access to an examination, using without authorization the same material in preparing assignments in two separate courses, lying to instructors or school administrators, and knowingly permitting copying or other participation in dishonest behavior. Statement of the Kelley School of Business MBA Pledge The Kelley School of Business Evening MBA program is committed to educating students and to fostering a tradition of professional behavior. All Kelley Evening MBA students pledge to live by this tradition articulated in the following MBA pledge: As a Kelley MBA student I will act professionally, with civility and respect toward others, and with honor and integrity in all my work. Application of the Evening MBA Code of Conduct The Evening MBA Code of Conduct applies to all students enrolled in the Kelley School Evening MBA Program. This group is composed of the following individuals: Any student who is enrolled in the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI for purposes of pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree or any joint degree that is partially fulfilled by a Masters of Business Administration to be awarded by the Kelley School of Business. The Code applies to such student for any course in which the student is enrolled, whether that course is part of the Kelley School of Business Evening MBA program, part of another program within the Kelley School of Business, or part of an external program for which the Evening MBA program accepts academic credit.
2 Any student enrolled in any Indiana University department, school, or program other than the Kelley School of Business Evening MBA program who is enrolled in a course that is designated to be part of the Evening MBA program; and Any student who is an exchange or temporary student from another country, university, college, or school and who is enrolled in a course designated to be part of the Evening MBA program. Changes to the Evening MBA Code of Conduct The Evening MBA Code of Conduct translates application of the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct and the IUPUI Student Code of Conduct to the needs and operations of the Evening MBA Program. Within these limitations, the Evening MBA policy committee exercises authority over the Evening MBA Code of Conduct. All changes to the program code must be approved by the policy committee. The Evening MBA faculty chair and the Evening MBA Association ( EMBAA ) leadership (or a committee chartered by the EMBAA leadership) are charged with continuous monitoring of the code s applicability, completeness, and relativity with regards to Evening MBA program needs. Suggested changes should be brought to the policy committee for consideration. Academic Misconduct The Evening MBA program may discipline a student for academic misconduct which is defined as any activity which tends to undermine the academic integrity of the institution. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to cheating, including unauthorized cooperation or the use of unauthorized material in preparing an assignment to be graded, fabrication, plagiarism, interference, violation of course rules, and facilitating academic dishonesty. Appendix A of this document and Part II, Item G of the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct provide a more detailed inventory of academic conduct rules recognized by the Evening MBA program. Initiation of an academic misconduct case is originated by the faculty member in whose course the alleged misconduct occurred, and the faculty member maintains sole discretion on the decision to initiate the case. In cases where the instructing faculty member is absent or not available, any decision to initiate an academic misconduct case falls to the Evening MBA program chair. Consistent with IUPUI campus guidelines (IUPUI Student Code of Conduct, Part V, Section A, subsection 1C), prosecution by the program chair in cases of no clear faculty responsibility requires approval and review by the Dean of Students. Prosecution of a misconduct case by a faculty member must occur in the steps outlined below under Adjudication of Academic or Personal Misconduct Cases to insure due process for the accused student. Personal Misconduct Evening MBA students are expected to protect and uphold the reputation of the Kelley School of Business by behaving in a professional manner. The Evening MBA program may discipline any student for personal misconduct, which includes behavior that compromises the integrity of the educational process or interferes with teaching, research, administration, or other university or university-authorized activity. Appendix B of this document and Part II, Items H & I of the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct provide guidelines for professional conduct and a more detailed inventory of personal conduct rules recognized by the Evening MBA program.
3 A case of personal misconduct can be originated by the faculty member in whose course the alleged misconduct occurred or by the Evening MBA program chair when the alleged misconduct did not clearly occur within the boundaries of a specific course. A faculty member or Evening MBA program chair who intends to initiate a case of personal misconduct must first communicate details of the case to the Executive Director of Academic Programs. The Executive Director of Academic Programs must confer with the Dean of Students on whether the case should be adjudicated within the Kelley School of Business or should be referred directly to IUPUI campus administration. Per campus guidelines, and as with academic misconduct cases, prosecution of a case by the program chair within the Kelley School of Business requires explicit approval of the Dean of Students. Adjudication of personal misconduct cases within the Kelley School of Business follows the same procedure used for academic misconduct cases outlined below under Adjudication of Academic or Personal Misconduct Cases to insure due process for the accused student. Adjudication of Academic or Personal Misconduct Cases The following procedures are consistent with Part V of the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct and Part V of the IUPUI Student Code of Conduct. Parties should refer to these documents for more specific details on the adjudication process. 1. The faculty member alleging misconduct must communicate the basis of the allegation with the accused student by , phone, or live meeting within seven calendar days (excluding University recognized holidays and breaks) of receiving the information upon which the allegation is based. The communication with the accused student must include both the act and the information upon which the allegation is based. At the request of the faculty member, the Executive Director of Academic Programs can be party to this communication to help facilitate due process. The student must be given an opportunity to formally respond to the misconduct allegation within a reasonable period of time. 2. After receipt of the student s response to the allegation or conclusion of the time provided for response, the faculty member is authorized to impose an appropriate sanction related to the particular course involved if the faculty member concludes that the student did commit an act of misconduct. Determination of appropriate sanction in this step rests with the originating faculty member. In cases of academic misconduct, the originating faculty member can recommend to the Evening MBA program chair expulsion or suspension of the student from Indiana University. Formal recommendation of expulsion or suspension of a student to the Dean of Students originates with the program chair. (See #6 below,) 3. If the final determination of the originating faculty member is that misconduct occurred, the faculty member must report within seven days (excluding University recognized holidays and breaks) the suspected offense and the imposed course sanction in writing to the student, the Executive Director of Academic Programs, and the Evening MBA program chair. The Executive Director of Academic Programs informs the student of his or her rights under due process and communicates relevant details of the case to the Kelley School Associate Dean of Indianapolis Programs and the Dean of Students. In writing, an accused student must be notified of the right of appeal and the adjudication processes that support it. The student must also be informed of the details of involvement of the Dean of Students in the case, including notification of a report filing with the Dean of Student s office and the right of the Dean of Students to impose additional sanctions. 4. The accused student can appeal the faculty member's decision that the student committed the act of misconduct and/or the faculty member's decision to impose a particular course sanction. The appeal must be filed by the student with the Executive Director of Academic Programs within seven days
4 (excluding University recognized holidays and breaks) after receiving the written report from the faculty member concerning the decision. 5. Appeals are heard by an ad hoc appeals committee of three Kelley School faculty members and two students from the EMBAA leadership (or a committee chartered by the EMBAA leadership) organized by the Executive Director of Academic Programs. The faculty member originating the misconduct case may not serve as one of the three faculty members on the appeals committee. Members of the appeals committee hear the appeal via a formal meeting facilitated by the Executive Director of Academic Programs. After reviewing the case, the appeals committee authors a written judgment that reflects the majority decision of its members. 6. If the student is determined to have committed misconduct through an admission or judgment through appeal, the program chair can formally recommend expulsion or suspension to the Dean of Students. The recommendation must be approved by a majority of members on the appeals committee before it can be sent to the Dean of Students. If the student did not appeal his or her case, then an appeals committee (with the same structure as defined in section 5) must be assembled for the sole purpose of approving or disapproving of the program chair s recommendation for expulsion or suspension. 7. Student claims of a procedural error or a failure to provide due process should be forwarded to the Kelley School Associate Dean of Indianapolis Programs and the Dean of the Faculties at IUPUI.
5 Appendix A: Standards for Academic Misconduct The Evening MBA program may discipline a student for academic misconduct, which is defined as any activity which tends to undermine the academic integrity of the institution. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following: Cheating A student must not use or attempt to use unauthorized assistance, materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. A student must not use external assistance on any "in-class" or "take-home" examination, unless the instructor specifically has authorized external assistance. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, the use of tutors, books, notes, and calculators. Team based assignments students may not work with others outside of their team for the completion of team based assignments unless the instructor specifically has authorized cross-team work. Individual assignments a student may not work with other students in completing an individual assignment unless the instructor specifically has authorized joint work. It is at the instructor s discretion whether students may discuss concepts and methodologies when completing an individual assignment. All submitted work must be original work from the individual. A student may not use his or her computer to connect to the internet or communicate with persons inside or outside of the classroom during exams not designated as open book and open computer. At the instructor s discretion, computers may be used for computations or for composing written essays during closed books exams. A student may only use a blank worksheet / document and may not use any other resource on his or her computer during the examination unless the instructor specifically has authorized use of other resources, and then only the resources authorized may be used. A student must not use another person as a substitute in the taking of an examination or quiz. A student must not steal examinations or other course materials. A student must not allow others to conduct research or to prepare work for him or her without advance authorization from the instructor to whom the work is being submitted. Under this prohibition, a student must not make any unauthorized use of materials obtained from commercial term paper companies or from files of papers prepared by other persons. A student must not collaborate with other persons on a particular project and submit a copy of a written report which is represented explicitly or implicitly as the student's individual work. A student must not use any unauthorized assistance in a laboratory, at a computer terminal, or on field work.
6 A student must not submit substantial portions of the same academic work for credit or honors more than once without permission of the instructor to whom the work is being submitted. A student must not alter a grade or score in any way. Professors will make every effort to clarify what is authorized and unauthorized aid for each deliverable in the course. In the event that a professor does not make this designation clear, it is each student s responsibility to obtain clarification directly from the course professor ( is the preferred method for doing so to establish documentation of the agreement between the course professor and the student). Fabrication A student must not falsify or invent any information or data in an academic exercise including, but not limited to, records or reports, laboratory results, and citations to the sources of information. Plagiarism A student must not adopt or reproduce ideas, words, or statements of another person without appropriate acknowledgment. A student must give credit to the originality of others and acknowledge indebtedness whenever he or she does any of the following: Quotes another person's actual words, either oral or written; Paraphrases another person's words, either oral or written; Uses another person's idea, opinion, or theory; or Borrows facts, statistics, or other illustrative material, unless the information is common knowledge. When using text which contains the same wording as the original, that text must appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citation. When paraphrasing text, the appropriate citation must appear in the text or in a footnote or endnote. This same use of citations is required for communicating another person s ideas, opinions, or theories unless that information is common knowledge. In no case should a student leave the reader or listener with the impression that the work is original if it is not. Interference A student must not steal, change, destroy, or impede another student's work. Impeding another student's work includes, but is not limited to, the theft, defacement, or mutilation of resources so as to deprive others of the information they contain. A student must not give or offer a bribe, promise favors, or make threats with the intention of affecting a grade or the evaluation of academic performance. Violation of Course Rules A student must not violate course rules as contained in a course syllabus which are rationally related to the content of the course or to the enhancement of the learning process in the course.
7 Facilitating Academic Dishonesty A student must not intentionally or knowingly help or attempt to help another student to commit an act of academic misconduct.
8 Appendix B: Guidelines for Professional Conduct Indiana University and the Kelley School of Business may discipline a student for personal misconduct, which includes behavior that undermines the integrity of the educational process or is consistent with misconduct as defined in Part II, Items H & I of the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. Students in the Evening MBA Program are also expected to act in a professional manner, and repeated instances of failure to act professionally that interferes with teaching, research, administration, or other university activity will be considered disorderly conduct under the acts of personal misconduct. Settings At a minimum, Evening MBA program expectations of professional conduct must be met in the following settings: Graduate student lounge Classrooms Off campus locations where companies or enterprises are hosting sponsored events Off campus events that are sanctioned by the Kelley School (including the EMBAA or any other Indiana University student organization) Any team related activities Any activities at Kelley Bloomington, including those related to Graduate Career Services (e.g., interviews, company presentations, any event that involves recruiters) or the Leadership Development Institute Events that are clearly identified as purely social in nature and occur off of university property are not covered under these guidelines. Classroom Behavior Classroom behavior will be specifically addressed by each professor in the course syllabus. Under university guidelines, faculty members in the Kelley School of Business must maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning in the classroom environment. The Evening MBA program expects professional behavior from students that is consistent with the following guidelines: Avoid eating noisy or odiferous foods Use computers for classroom related activities (e.g. note taking, document references, presentation references, etc.). Computers should not be used for surfing the internet, checking , or sending messages during lectures. Turn the sound off on computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices Do not disturb classmates with excessive noise or talking
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