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Integrity information solicited

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 23 - March 9, 1995

Having drafted a conflict-of-interest policy, the Commission on Research and Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies (CGSP) Joint Committee on Academic Integrity will begin to look a the overall issues of academic integrity, CGSP chair Joe Merola reported last Wednesday.

Merola is requesting input from the university community regarding "what is the standard of academic integrity to which we aspire in terms of the university, in your areas." He said he would be interested in seeing any documents, such as from professional societies.

"We would be interested in seeing information from any program you have regarding academic integrity." He said the committee would also like to know "what are the barriers and problems to achieving those standards. We want to get rid of problems and to increase overall awareness" of issues and standards. "With diminishing resources, we are being asked to do more and more," Merola said. "Are we putting our priorities in the right place? Do our commitments conflict."

Information can be given to any COR or CGSP member or to Merola in chemistry, 2101 Hahn Hall, mail code 0212 or e-mail: JMerola@vt.edu.