New Honor Code
I pledge, as a member of the University of Texas community, to do my work honestly, respectfully, and through the intentional pursuit of learning and scholarship.
- I pledge to be honest about what I create and to acknowledge what I use that belongs to others.
- I pledge to value the process of learning in addition to the outcome, while celebrating and learning from mistakes.
- This code encompasses all of the academic and scholarly endeavors of the university community.
The University of Texas at Austin strives to create a dynamic and engaging community of teaching and learning where students feel intellectually challenged; build knowledge and skills; and develop critical thinking, creativity and intellectual curiosity. As a member of this community, it is important for all students to engage in assignments, exams and other coursework with openness, integrity and a willingness to make mistakes and learn from them.
Background and Context
During the COVID-19 pandemic, challenges with various online teaching, learning and proctoring software platforms led to the creation of an Academic Integrity Committee aimed at strengthening the culture of academic integrity across the University. One result of this effort was an initiative, supported by President Hartzell and Provost Wood, to introduce a new, updated University Honor Code. A committee of faculty, staff and students was convened to draft a brief honor code affirmation before engaging faculty and student governance organizations to finalize the language and determine next steps. This new Honor Code is the result of those efforts.
|Art Markman||Vice Provost for Academic Affairs|
|Molly Hatcher||Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning|
|Anne Braseby||Senior Faculty Development Specialist|
|Karen French||Associate Director Office of Instructional Innovation|
|Kristie Loescher||Assistant Dean for Instructional Innovation|
|Elizabeth Richmond-Garza||Associate Professor, Department of English|
|David Yeager||Associate Professor, Department of Psychology|
|Bob Duke||Professor, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music|
|Shelley Payne||Director, LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease|
|Brent Iverson||Professor, Department of Chemistry|
|Meme Drumwright||Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations|
|Brad Love||Associate Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations|
|Erika Bsumek||Associate Professor, Department of History|