Resources for Faculty
This page provides information to assist faculty members in addressing various concerns such as academic dishonesty. The established procedures for dealing with suspected incidents of academic dishonesty (or other student misconduct) are also included along with guidelines for navigating the conduct process.
The Rights of the Student
A student who is accused of academic dishonesty (or a non-academic violation) is entitled to a conduct process. That includes the right to know what evidence supports the allegation and the right to a hearing.
If the conduct matter is resolved administratively with a faculty member or Student conduct and Academic Integrity staff member in the Dean of Students office, a conduct hearing is not required. However, the student may appeal the sanction by submitting a written appeal to ... within fourteen (14) days of the administrative resolution.
If the matter is resolved through a hearing, the student may appeal the hearing's decision regarding the findings and sanctions by giving written notice to the... within fourteen (14) days after being notified of the hearing's decision.
All information concering this matter, including academic dishonesty accusations is strictly confidential and therefore should be treated accordingly.
Procedures for Reporting an Academic Integrity Violation
Please go to our Report an Incident page to report all incidents (both academic and non-academic).
When referring an incident please include all supporting documentation which should include and is not limited to:
- Course syllabus
- Student's paper, test, lab report, homework assignment, project (along with source material)
- Screen shots of documents that were uploaded to a website without your authorization.
- Any correspondence between you and the student.
- Any witness statements and names.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What if I need to submit a grade and the student's disciplinary matter is still pending?
A. If the disciplinary matter remains unresolved at the end of a semester (or summer session), you must assign an incomplete to the student.
Q. What if more than one student is involved in a disciplinary matter?
A. In suspected incidents involving multiple parties, you may determine that there are differing levels of accountability. If so, assess sanctions accordinly to the students who accept a Faculty Disposition and the student to the Student Code of Conduct, the disciplinary matters of those students who decline that resolution.
Q. If found guilty of Academic Dishonesty will it show on a students transcript?
Q. Is there an appeal process?