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Academic Misconduct

Academic Misconduct Policy

Student Discipline Policy

Academic Misconduct Summary

  1. An instructor chooses to exercise academic discipline by lowering to any extent, including to a grade of “F” or “zero,” a student’s grade in the course, assignment, or examination affected by the alleged academic misconduct.
  2. The instructor informs the appropriate Dean in writing of the academic misconduct, the academic discipline imposed, and the appeals process within five days of the incident. Forms to do so are being created and will be distributed once they are completed.
  3. The instructor informs the student in writing of the academic misconduct, the academic discipline imposed, and the appeals process within five days after the academic discipline is imposed. Forms to do so are being created and will be distributed once they are completed.
  4. The student may not withdraw from a course pending final resolution of the academic misconduct.
  5. The student has the option of accepting or appealing the academic discipline imposed by the instructor. If the student does not respond in writing within five days, the student waives the right to contest the academic discipline, at which time it becomes final.
  6. If the student chooses to appeal, they will present his case to an academic misconduct appeals committee consisting of at least three individuals and including at least one student. The committee can overturn, uphold, or lessen the penalty.
  7. The student may appeal the academic misconduct appeals committee’s decision by writing to the president of the college within five business days following receipt of the committee’s decision.
  8. The president’s decision is final.

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