Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy

Academic Integrity

Rutgers University has established policies concerning academic integrity. Policies and resources can be found in detail at http://academicintegrity.rutgers.edu/.

Here we briefly review some aspects - This is not an exhaustive list! - of the policy for both undergraduate and graduate students in Physics and Astronomy.

The Graduate School - New Brunswick publishes a brochure Academic Integrity: Issues for Graduate Students.

Professional societies also have established policies concerning academic integrity. The American Physical Society has a Guideline for Professional Conduct. The American Astronomical Society has an ethics statement and standards for journal articles.

Questions about academic integrity should be addressed at a local level first, if possible. Within a classroom setting, you should initiate a discussion with the faculty in the class, or with the undergraduate / graduate director. Within a research setting, you should initiate a discussion first within the research group.

Revised Dec 05, 2015