Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly, through participation or assistance, are immediately responsible to the instructor of the class. Based on their professional judgment, Instructors have the authority to impose the following academic sanctions: (a) require the student to repeat the assignment for full or partial credit; (b) assign a zero, an “F”, or any other grade appropriate for the assignment or examination; (c) assign an “F” for the course. In addition, disciplinary sanctions may be imposed through the regular institutional procedures.

Before assigning the student an “F” in the course due to academic misconduct, notify your Academic Dean to ensure that your interpretation of policy and procedure is correct. Also provide a summary of the academic misconduct, including any supporting documentation. Deans may not be able to support instructors in Grade Appeals when academic Misconduct is alleged if the instructor does not include a clear Academic Misconduct Policy on his or her Course Outline.

For more information see the following: Student Disciplinary Policy