What to do if a student violates the Academic Code of Conduct
- Assign a grade of 0for the assignment or an Ffor the course.
- 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.
- 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
- The student may accept the penalty imposed by the faculty member for violating academic integrity.
- 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)