Successfully Resolving Charges of Academic Dishonesty
Our goal is that no student would be involved in an academic standards policy violation. We've provided several resources to help students with proper citation and prevention of academic dishonesty.
If, however, you are charged with a violation, your responsibilities as a student are listed below.
There are three ways in which the student may choose to respond to the faculty member's charges:
Through a personal meeting, through a telephone conversation, or, in writing. Students are responsible for being acquainted with the procedures outlined in the Academic Standards Policy for resolving an accusation of academic dishonesty.
The student has the responsibility of communicating their decision about accepting or not accepting the charge to the instructor. It is very important that the student take an active role in effectively resolving the charge and/or assisting the instructor in investigating the charge.
It is the student's responsibility to inform the faculty member about whether he or she is accepting the academic sanction (and responsibility for the academic dishonesty), or wishes to appeal the decision of the faculty.
If the student wishes to appeal, then it is very important that the student communicate this fact to the chairperson of the department and to the director of student conduct within the time limits allowed. It is strongly recommended that the student contacts the director of student conduct anytime he or she is considering and appeal.
The appeal procedures will be explained in detail to the student by the Director of Student Conduct, who is responsible for administrating the appeal process in behalf of the University.