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By enrolling at the University of Idaho, students voluntarily accept responsibility for compliance with all university policies as well as local ordinances, state and federal laws. Each student is responsible for their conduct from the time the university grants admission through the actual awarding of a degree.

You should file a conduct report using the VandalCARE reporting system if you believe a student has violated the university's Student Code of Conduct. This includes, but is not limited to, instances of academic dishonesty, misuse of university resources or property and alcohol and other drug use.

Academic Dishonesty

In most circumstances, it is best to report all instances of academic dishonesty so that a central record of violations can be maintained. Instances of dishonesty include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheating, plagiarism, fabrication
  • Multiple submissions
  • Misrepresentation of academic records
  • Unauthorized collaboration/collusion
  • Research misconduct

Academic dishonesty allegations are processed following the Conduct Resolution Processes in the Code. Following a report to Dean of Students Office for concerns of academic dishonesty, DOS will investigate the incident and will determine if there is a Code violation, resulting in potential outcomes intended to address acts of academic dishonesty. Instructors may issue an academic outcome separate from any outcome that the DOS may impose if under the Code there is a finding of responsibility for academic dishonesty/misconduct.

Here are some helpful things to know when reporting academic dishonesty:

  1. When the alleged academic dishonesty is discovered by the instructor, the instructor will notify the student of the allegation of academic dishonesty and will notify DOS, preferably by submitting a report and selecting “conduct” and then “academic dishonesty.”
  2. DOS receives the report and communicates with the instructor on the process of resolving the complaint.
  3. The instructor will have an opportunity to provide additional information regarding the allegation.
  4. DOS will meet with the student and may seek additional information from the instructor.
  5. The instructor is included in the following communication with the student: the notice of allegation and decision letter.
  6. The instructor will not issue an academic outcome until after the conclusion of the resolution process, including any responses, and after the decision is communicated to the student.
  7. In situations where grades need to be submitted and the process is not yet complete, the instructor will enter a grade of “incomplete” until the process is complete.
  8. In situations where the instructor is no longer in their position prior to the completion of the conduct process, the instructor of record or the chair of the department may be asked to step in to finish the conduct process and the instructor may coordinate the final grade based on the totality of the academic performance.

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