Two big changes to ETSU's academic misconduct policy and procedure took place in 2012.
The first was a Tennessee Board of Regents system-wide revision to the Institutional Disciplinary Rules which went into effect in January 2012. The rules are published online in the University's Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs:
East Tennessee State University, Undergraduate Catalog, Policies and Procedures, Student Conduct and Rights, Institutional Disciplinary Rules
East Tennessee State University, Graduate Catalog, Policies and Procedures, Student Conduct and Rights, Institutional Disciplinary Rules
The second change was the submission of a final report by the University's Academic Integrity and Ethics Task Force. In the Spring of 2011, this group was charged by Provost Bert Bach with reviewing current University policy and making recommendations to improve the campus climate related to Integrity and Ethics.
The Task Force's Final Report was submitted to the university's Academic Council in Spring 2012. Click below to view the report.
Academic Integrity and Ethics Task Force Final Report
Recommendations 1-4 & 6 adopted as written, 5 returned to the committee for further review, and 7 endorsed as written, by the Academic Council on Thursday, February 16, 2012.