Academic Integrity (Cheating)

Instructor sanctions may be imposed according to the Academic Integrity Policies & Procedures. Following these guidelines will protect you if a student decides to challenge you, so it’s very important that you include them in your syllabus.

The instructor can impose the following sanctions only if those sanctions are specified in the instructor’s course policy statement. The maximum penalty an instructor can impose is a failing grade in the class. The failing grade can, at the instructor’s option, indicated failure due to academic dishonesty, as described below. Instructor sanctions that may be specified in course policy statements include:

  • Denying credit on an assignment and/or examination;
  • Requiring additional assignments and/or examinations;
  • Lowering the student’s course grade;
  • Issuing a failing course grade ("F");
  • Issuing a failing course grade of "XF", which indicates that this failing grade was due to academic dishonesty. The grade "XF" shall be treated as an "F" grade for the purposes of grade point average, course repeatability, and the determination of academic standing.

No grade-related sanction may be imposed until a student admits misconduct and/or forgoes appeal rights, or is found in violation after an AIC proceeding. If an academic integrity matter is pending at the end of a semester, the student will receive an Incomplete ("I") in the course until the matter is resolved.

The Code Of Student Rights and Responsibilities