Senate of College Councils

Academic Integrity Committee

Academic Integrity Committee

The Academic Integrity Committee is responsible for instilling a culture of integrity on campus and supporting students. Committee members have the opportunity to communicate and interact with students and faculty for the further development of AIC. The committee works with different organizations on campus and administrators in writing legislation and implementing university-wide programs, including IntegrityUT Week to further promote academic integrity.

Current Committee Focus

The primary focus of AIC’s members is the status of academic integrity on UT campus. This year, the committee members hope to continue to raise awareness of the newly revised Honor Code, which in turn, will help promote integrity at the University. By reaching out to student organizations, UT libraries, summer orientation coordinators, and residence halls, AIC will help educate student about academic dishonesty. When students are better educated about what constitutes academic dishonesty, they can do their best to prevent such behaviors, and in turn, teach other students. Moreover, AIC plans to work together with Student Conduct Advisory Committee (SCAC) to tackle a range of issues concerning academic integrity at UT, most notably the academic integrity issues that are introduced with social media and new technologies.

AIC has two main legislation initiatives this year, both focusing on syllabi revision. By helping to promote better guidelines in which professors can structure their syllabi, AIC can help professors clearly delineate academic dishonesty in different assignments and projects. AIC wants to create a better understanding between students and professors about the level of collaboration via social media or internet allowed on each assignment will decrease ambiguity and foster not only communication, but also an environment of academic integrity.

Current Chairs

 
Seth Krasne

Seth Krasne

Major(s): Plan II/Business Honors

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Email: sethkrasne@utexas.edu

About: Seth is a political junkie, was featured on the Food Network in his never-ending quest to find the best Austin barbecue, and will spend all day convincing you that El Paso is better than Dallas or Houston.


 
Bianca Hsieh

Bianca Hsieh

Major(s): Business Honors/Plan II

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Email: beeh922@utexas.edu

About: Bianca is a Supreme Court junkie, avid watcher of all cooking/baking channels on YouTube, and potato enthusiast.