Marquette University is committed to developing the whole person, spiritually, mentally, physically, socially and ethically. As an institution of higher education, love of truth is at the center of the universityís enterprise, and academic honesty, in all its forms, is an explicit value of the university. The development and practice of academic honesty and integrity, both inside and outside the classroom, are expectations for all members of the university community. To cultivate academic honesty in its students, instructors take every opportunity to help students appreciate both 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 individualís 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.
For instructors to fairly assess the quality and quantity of a studentís 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.