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Student Conduct

Faculty Guidelines for Course-Related Academic Misconduct

The first thing to do is to hold an informational conference with the student concerning the matter.

If it is determined that the student did commit the act of misconduct as alleged, the faculty member is authorized to impose an appropriate academic sanction. An appropriate academic sanction may include, but is not limited to, any one or a combination of the following:

  • A student may be given a lower grade for the assignment.
  • A student may be given a failing grade for the assignment.
  • A student may be required to repeat or resubmit the assignment.
  • A student may be required to withdraw from the course with an appropriate grade of W or F, at the faculty member’s discretion.
  • A student may be given a lower grade for the course, including a failing grade.

At the conclusion of the informal conference, if the student is found responsible for the academic misconduct, the faculty member is required to report the matter within seven (7) calendar days, in writing, to the dean of students, who will send the report to the student and the dean or director of the school or unit in which the offense occurred. Click here for more faculty guidelines for course-related academic misconduct.


Click here to file an official complaint with the Office of Student Conduct.