Student rights and responsibilites for academic intergrity violations
Students have the responsibility to understand and uphold the highest standards of academic integrity. If students fail to do so, faculty members sanction and report academic integrity policy violations or recommend a sanction that only the dean or provost may assign.
When sanctioned for an academic integrity policy violation, the student has the following rights and responsibilities:
- To discuss the matter directly with the faculty member.
- If the student wishes, they may initiate a discussion of the matter with the chair or director of the unit offering the course or his/her designee. If a student meets with a unit chair, director or designee, he or she will provide observations concerning the situation to the assistant dean of academic affairs (hereafter “assistant dean”). This information will be given to the committee if a hearing is held.
- If the student wishes, they may initiate a discussion of the matter with the assistant dean. If an XE for the course and/or a more severe sanction (suspension, expulsion) is recommended, the student is strongly encouraged to meet with the assistant dean. If the student does not meet with the assistant dean, the committee will not hear the case and the suspension becomes final.
- To appeal the faculty member's finding that an academic integrity policy violation has occurred, the sanction, or both, a student initiates an appeal by meeting with the assistant dean. Students have 10 working days from the date of the assistant dean's letter notifying them of a report of an academic integrity policy violation to initiate an appeal. The decision is final after 10 days.
Unless a student successfully appeals a sanction for an academic integrity policy violation, the assistant dean for academic affairs keeps records of the incident and sanction. If a second faculty academic integrity violation report form is filed concerning the student, the assistant dean for academic affairs reviews the report and may recommend sanctions in addition to or superseding those of the faculty member.
Please see Overview of Responding to Academic Integrity Policy Violations and Responding to Academic Integrity Policy Violations steps for additional information on the college’s procedures.