Graduate Programs

Academic Integrity

Students must be fully aware of the academic policies of the university regarding ethical behavior (academic integrity, disruption of instruction, sexual harassment, discrimination), and follow them closely. The policies are found in the Graduate Catalog and in pamphlets available in the Affirmative Action Office.

Students must refrain from unethical or illegal practices such as cheating, plagiarism, unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, and use of unlicensed software. They should return all borrowed material by their deadlines. They should give credit to others for any contributions to their work.

Students should seek cooperative relationships with their colleagues, advisors and supervisors.

Students should attempt to resolve interpersonal differences with other students, faculty or staff amicably. If problems persist, grievances should be brought to the attention of the adviser or the department chair. Special grievance committees will be set up to handle individual grievances and to enforce university policies. If the student does not receive satisfactory resolution of the grievance, further channels include the office of the Dean of the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, the Graduate School, and the university Office of the Ombudsman.

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering will not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, class, national origin, handicap, status as Vietnam-era veteran, or any acts of sexual harassment, on all departmental premises. It encourages greater tolerance and appreciation of diversity. The department is committed to enforcing university policy on discrimination and sexual harassment, and will be responsive to problems arising in these areas, protecting anonymity of complainants as appropriate.