What to do if a student violates the Academic Code of Conduct

  1. Assign a grade of 0for the assignment or an Ffor the course.
  2. Meet with the student to discuss the violation. This is imperative as many students indicate they do not fully understand what they have done or the consequence(s)of the violation.
  3. Within 10 class days of assigning the grade you must notify the student in writing through a letter. The letter must be delivered by certified mail or hand-delivered to the student. Thisletter must include the following:
  • A specific description of the violation
  • A brief narrative of the conversation with the student regarding the incident
  • A description of the sanction (e.g. a 0 for an assignment or F for a final grade)
  • A statementinforming the student that he or she has the right to appeal the decision as outlined in the academic code of conduct
  • An explanation that copies of the letters are maintained by the EVCAA and that upon the accumulation of three violations, a hearing of the University Judicial Board shall be convened
  • Supportive evidence (i.e., copies of tests, papers, etc.).

Copies of this letter must be sent to:

  • The faculty member’s Dean or Department Chair.
  • The Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
  • The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

What the student can do

  1. The student may accept the penalty imposed by the faculty member for violating academic integrity.
  2. The student may appeal the penalty to the University Judicial Board. The student must request a hearing by the UJB in writing. The student’s written request for a hearing should be sent by certified mail or hand-delivered to the Academic Judicial Officer. Such a request must be submitted within ten class days of being made aware of a penalty for violating academic integrity(that is, receipt of the letter from the faculty member)