COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Academic Integrity Matters (AIM)

Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) is a program offered to students at the end of the disciplinary process for scholastic dishonesty when they accept responsibility for violating the Student Conduct Code. Students are eligible to participate if they have not had prior incidents of scholastic dishonesty and are not subject to additional sanctions such as probation, suspension, or expulsion. This program provides a greater understanding of academic integrity and an opportunity to repair the harm caused by scholastic dishonesty through participation in a community meeting. For more information about the disciplinary process, click here

Community Meetings

Community meetings include student participants and university volunteers (faculty, instructors, and students). Through a facilitated dialog, student participants explain what happened and how their actions impacted others. University volunteers/community members discuss the impact of scholastic dishonesty on the University of Minnesota and the broader community. 

Student participants and community members then create a plan for the student to repair the harm that their actions caused. The plan may include the student participating in a workshop, class, or educational experience in order to gain a greater understanding of academic integirty. 

Students must complete all components of the program in order for their record to be considered non-disciplinary. Failure to complete any part of the program will result in the disciplinary record being maintained per standard university policy. 

Principles of Restorative Justice

  1. Inclusive Decision Making
  2. Active Accountability
  3. Repairing the Harm
  4. Rebuilding the Trust

Student Participants

After receiving communication from the Office for Community Standards, eligible students may sign up for an AIM Community Meeting. 

Students must complete all components of the program. Failure to complete any part of the program will result in the disciplinary record being maintained per standard university policy. 

For more information for students, click here.

Community Members

Faculty members, instructors, and students volunteer to represent the University of Minnesota as Community Members. Community Members promote academic integrity by sharing perspectives of the impact of scholastic dishonesty and helping student participants learn from their experience. 

For more information for Community Members, click here.