Possible Academic Actions

Faculty are advised to include academic misconduct policies in their course syllabi. Faculty assign grades based on their assessment of student learning. If students submit assignments or examinations that are not their own original work, faculty may not be able to assess what students have learned. In general, faculty have these options available to them if students commit academic misconduct:

  1. Award Full Credit for the Assignment or Examination
  2. Award Partial Credit for the Assignment or Examination
  3. Award No Credit for the Assignment or Examination
  4. Assign Students to Redo the Assignment or Examination

In some cases, faculty may not be able to assess if students have met the learning outcomes for the class. In other cases, the academic misconduct may not be related to the learning outcomes for the class. In either case, faculty members may fail the students for the course.

Besides academic actions determined by faculty members, academic departments may establish policies to dismiss students from a program of study for academic reasons including academic misconduct.