VPAA Statement on Integrity in Research and Publication
Academic integrity is the key to a
successful university in all its aspects of learning, teaching,
research and service. Faculty, staff and students of the University of
Illinois ensure integrity and high quality in their research and
publications by strict adherence to professional standards set both
within and outside the university, to individual ethical codes and by
self-regulation. Underlying academic integrity are the universal
principles of honesty, fairness, trust, respect and responsibility.
The University of Illinois has the highest
expectations for integrity; and university personnel are expected to
comply with the strictest ethical codes and guidelines for the conduct
of research. Research misconduct cannot be condoned as it is damaging
to the researcher, the institution and the discipline, and betrays
With these values in mind, the university has revised and updated the Policy and Procedures on Integrity in Research and Publication.
The overarching goal of the document is to promote compliance with the
highest scholarly standards and prescribe procedures for impartial
fact-finding and fair adjudication of allegations of academic
When questions regarding academic integrity and
the responsible conduct of research and publication arise, all
university personnel are encouraged to consult proactively with the
appropriate unit executive officer and research integrity officer.
Violations of professional standards are subject to peer review and
censure and may be accompanied by disciplinary action by the university
The revised policy has been reviewed and
endorsed by the Senate Executive Committees of the three campuses, the
University Senates Conference, the Chancellors and the President. We are
indebted to the hard work and dedication of the members of the university-wide committee who revised the policy.
This policy is effective August 28, 2009