The academic honesty liaison provides educational outreach to the Arts, Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) community, makes policy recommendations to AS&E’s governing bodies and administrators, and offers confidential counseling to students and faculty about how the academic honesty process works.
For students, the academic honesty liaison is the best first point of contact for confidential advising on:
- How the academic honesty process works/what to expect
- What the policy says about their responsibility as a student
- What the policy says about their instructors’ responsibilities
- How to draft case file, hearing, and/or appeals statements
- How to educate & protect themselves from future accusations
- Questions such as, should I sign/accept an instructor resolution with penalty form or a warning letter if my instructor has offered one?
For faculty and staff, the honesty liaison can provide confidential advising and help clarify topics such as: what the academic honesty policy says about their responsibilities; whether a penalty they are considering offering aligns with the policy; what to do and how to talk with students they suspect of having violated the policy; how to administer honor pledges, develop course-specific honesty guidelines, design assignments that encourage honest completion of work; and so on.
*If not available, please contact the AS&E Deans’ Office at (585) 275-6049.
Board on Academic Honesty
The College Board on Academic Honesty consists of a chair, at least eleven faculty members, at least eleven undergraduate students, and at least two graduate students.
Academic Honesty Board Secretary
The secretary of the Board on Academic Honesty provides administrative support to the board by scheduling hearings, providing access to case files, administering post-violation Academic Honesty Tutorials and the Academic Integrity Seminar, communicating with the registrar’s office, and maintaining the database of past cases.
Academic Honesty Board Chair
The chair of the Board on Academic Honesty oversees the administration of the board, reviews all cases that are submitted to ensure they comply with the policy, and can require changes to submitted cases that do not fully comply. The chair gives guidance to instructors on appropriate penalties for instructor resolution processes.
Professor Elaine A. Sia
For non-mandated reporters, the board accepts confidential but not anonymous reports about academic honesty in AS&E. The reporter can request that their name be kept confidential. These reports go directly to the chair of the Board on Academic Honesty. Reporters can contact the board chair in four ways: email, phone, intercampus mail, or secure online form.
Professor Elaine A. Sia
Send a letter via any campus mail drop to:
Elaine A. Sia
Department of Biology
RC Box 270211
Secure online report form:
Academic Honesty Concern Report