Confronting and Reporting Academic Dishonesty
FACULTY ACTIONS and OPTIONS
When possible, meet with the student to discuss the situation and give the student the opportunity to describe what occurred. WARN the student that you suspect an act of academic dishonesty and that information gained in the conversation will be used to resolve the matter. Also warn the student that actions may include disciplinary action. Once you have discussed the matter with the student, the following actions may be taken.
- YOU MAY assign a grade penalty for the work in question or for the value of the entire course.
- YOU MAY refer the situation to the Dean of Students for additional disciplinary action. Potential sanctions for repeat or severe instances of dishonesty may include suspension or expulsion. Serious violations will be referred to the University Judicial Council for review and resolution.
UI faculty members should report ALL instances of academic dishonesty to the Dean of Students Office so that a central record can be made of violations of academic integrity. This reporting system enables other faculty to know whether the student they are confronting has been confronted by other faculty members. Faculty will generally treat situations as first violations unless this record is created. A sample report form is available so that violations can be more easily and uniformly reported.