Reporting Procedure

The reporting procedure for a typical case would work as follows:

  1. A student, staff member, or instructor believes an academic integrity violation has occurred and notifies the Dean of Students Office using the online form.  The Dean of Students Office contacts the reporter for more information.  Then, the Dean of Students Office contacts the instructor who has several choices: 
    1. The instructor asks the Dean of Students Office to take no action.
    2. The instructor does not report allegations of student misconduct for review through the student disciplinary process.  However, the instructor asks the Dean of Students Office to make note of the incident in their records to inform any future instructors who may contact the Dean of Students Office about the same student.  The instructor or a Dean of Students Office staff member will have a follow up discussion with the student.  
    3. The instructor reports allegations of student misconduct for review through the student disciplinary process.  The Dean of Students Office conducts a preliminary investigation. 
      1. If there is insufficient evidence to substantiate the allegations or warrant disciplinary sanctions, then the case is dismissed and the instructor is notified. 
      2. If there is sufficient evidence to substantiate the allegations and warrant disciplinary sanctions, then the student is notified of the allegations and invited to participate in the student conduct process.  This process can have two outcomes:
        1. Not Responsible:  The case is dismissed and the instructor is notified.  The department chair and dean of the school or college where the course is taught are notified of the outcome.
        2. Responsible:  Sanctions are imposed based on the guidelines listed below, and the instructor is notified of the outcome.  The department chair and dean of the school or college where the course is taught are also notified of the outcome.