2002nd revision of the Academic Integrity Policy. The Policy applies to all students entering in the 50-51 ABY school year.
The following constitute violations of the University's policies. For a summary of the reporting and appeals process, see the appendix.
1. Telepathy. During examination sessions, telepathic contact with students in or out of the classroom is strictly forbidden. Students may not forcibly initiate telepathic contact with any instructor or proctor.
2. Unauthorized contact with Force ghosts. Force ghosts are not considered reliable, peer-reviewed sources, and should not be cited in academic papers or examinations. (See the Intergalactic Style Guide, 247th ed., on the appropriate use of sources.) Students may not use the University to forward any political projects developed by Force ghosts, nor may they assist them in leaving Chaos. Force ghosts should not be invoked to intimidate faculty, administrators, or other students.
3. Telekinesis. Students may not use telekinesis in physical education or dance classes without the explicit permission of the instructor. At no time may students use telekinesis to manipulate, elevate, remove, or destroy computers, either theirs or another's, during an examination session. Students may not use telekinesis to defenestrate the faculty, move objects or items of furniture in classrooms, or levitate buildings.
4. Protocol droids. Students may not submit for credit any translation or original work produced by a protocol droid. Students may not order any protocol droid to complete assignments or examinations, and they may not tamper with any instructor's protocol droid to obtain answers to examination questions. Students who have religious, linguistic, cultural or medical reasons to use protocol droids in class must obtain permission from the Office of Android Management.
5. Astromechs. Students may not use astromechs for any purpose related to coursework in coding, engineering, mathematics, or space flight. Programming astromechs to insult faculty, administrators, or students in Binary is strictly forbidden.
6. Joining the Dark Side. Students may under no circumstances join the Sith to force faculty to grant higher grades. Students who enter into apprenticeship contracts with Sith Lords will be immediately reported to the authorities. It is strictly forbidden to use Dark Side powers, such as force lightning, to injure faculty, administrators, and fellow students, or to damage electronic devices, droids, and ships.
APPENDIX: Reporting and appealing violations
Faculty or administrators wishing to report violations must use the following procedure.
1. Documentation of the violation. Faculty may document the violation using holovid or droid recording capabilities. The University discourages faculty from citing Force ghosts as witnesses, communicating with the administration using telepathy, or immediately challenging the student to a dual-wielding lightsaber duel.
2. Report to Department Chair. The incident should be reported to the Chair using Form 39171(b), available on the University website (see "Disciplinary Forms"). Incident reports must be made within one day of the event. Faculty must fully complete all 21 pages of the form and forward it to the chair with the accompanying evidence. Failure to answer all questions correctly will result in instant dismissal of the complaint.
3. Chair reports to Assistant to the Assistant Associate Dean. The Chair must evaluate the complaint using Form 3911118(a), and forward that form to the AAAD, together with Form 39171(b) and the documentary evidence. Reports must be completed within two weeks of the complaint. The Chair must fully complete all 48 pages of the form for the complaint to be considered by the administration. Failure to answer all questions correctly will result in instant dismissal of the complaint.
4. AAAD reports to the Assistant Associate Dean. After evaluating the relevant forms, the AAAD should forward their recommendation to the AAD within one year of receiving the complaint. In general, a one-word "yes" or "no" should suffice.
5. AAD reports to the AD. Once the AAAD's recommendation has been received, the AAD has three years to suggest a plan of disciplinary action to the AD, or to dismiss the case altogether. Action plans may be submitted verbally over a regulation game of Sabacc.
6. AD reports to the Dean. Within five years of receiving the AD's action plan, the Dean should hand down a final ruling. However, disciplinary action will be voided if either the student or the faculty member is no longer at the University because of graduation, retirement, or other proximate cause.
1. At the initial report phase. Students may challenge the instructor's account of events using Form 3333991 (z). This Form must be submitted within thirty minutes of notification that a complaint has been filed. Students must fully complete all 83 pages of the Form or their appeal will be disregarded by the University.
2. After the Dean's ruling. Students who for some reason have not left the University at the time of the Dean's ruling may challenge the disciplinary action using one of the following methods: 1) a podrace in the canyons of Tatooine; 2) a game of Dejarik according to Galactic Core standards; 3) a time trial in protocol droid assembly. Students are required to provide all materials and, if necessary, pay for their own transportation. Students may not use any University-related funds for this purpose. A student who loses the challenge must compensate the University for all costs incurred.