The University of Alaska Anchorage believes that academic integrity violations are best addressed through procedures designed to educate students. However, the necessity of maintaining the quality of education and of protecting the reputation of the University and its degrees requires the possibility of punitive sanctions to reinforce educative approaches and to arrest immediate or consistent issues. The guidelines included here are intended to clarify how the University can best achieve these goals.

The sanctioning guidelines that follow are designed to guide the Dean of Students Office in the imposition of sanctioning for academic misconduct and to provide a transparent description of consequences for both students and faculty. The Dean of Students Office reserves the right to depart from these guidelines in cases involving aggravating or mitigating circumstances, underprepared students, graduate students, etc. Cases may exist where students need to be assigned greater sanctions due to their prior disciplinary record. Conversely, cases may occur where lesser sanctions may be appropriate. The Dean of Students Office intends to follow the sanctioning guidelines, making exceptions that are in the best interest of the student.

 

Sanction Guidelines for First Offense

BOR Policy Reference  Nature of Violation
[Used on Reporting Form]
 Minimum Imposed Sanction

Maximum Sanction
Up To and Including 
 1
Presenting as their own the ideas or works of others without proper citation of sources
[PLAGIARIZING]
Warning AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 2
Utilizing devices not authorized by the faculty member
[CHEATING]
Warning AND Academic Integrity Tutorial2 Years Disciplinary Probation
 3Using sources (including but not limited to text, images, computer code, and audio/video files) not authorized by the faculty member
[CHEATING]
Warning AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 4Providing assistance without the faculty member's permission to another student, or receiving assistance not authorized by the faculty member from anyone (with or without their knowledge)
[AIDING & ABETTING]
Warning AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Disciplinary Probation
 5
Submitting work done for academic credit in previous classes, without the knowledge and advance permission of the current faculty member
[CHEATING]
Warning AND Academic Integrity Tutorial
1 Year Disciplinary Probation
 6
Acting as a substitute or utilizing a substitute
[AIDING & ABETTING]
1 Year Disciplinary Probation AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 7
Deceiving faculty members or other representatives of the university to affect a grade or to gain admission to a program or course                                                                                             [FALSIFYING]1 Year Disciplinary Probation AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 8
Fabricating or misrepresenting data
[FALSIFYING]
2 Years Disciplinary Probation AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 9
Possessing, buying, selling, obtaining, or using a copy of any material intended to be used as an instrument of assessment in advance of its administration
[CHEATING]
Warning AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 10
Altering grade records of their own or another student's work
[FALSIFYING]
2 Years Disciplinary Probation AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 11
Offering a monetary payment or other remuneration in exchange for a grade
[BRIBING]
2 Years Disciplinary Probation AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension

 12
Violating the ethical guidelines or professional standards of a given program
[VIOLATING PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS]
1 Year Disciplinary Probation AND Academic Integrity Tutorial
1 Year Suspension

 

Definition of Terms

BOR Policy Reference: Policy Reference given in R09.02.020.

Nature of Violation: Description of the nature of the violation reported to the Dean of Students Office. The descriptions are guidelines and are NOT exhaustive; in all cases, the BOR Policies are the basis of classification of violations. The one-word description in square brackets refers to the violations listed on the proposed Student Code of Conduct Complaint Form.

Minimum Sanction: This is the minimum sanction that would be imposed by the Dean of Students Office if a student were found Responsible of violating the Student Code of Conduct. In certain cases, multiple minimum sanctions ("Warning AND Academic Integrity Tutorial") may be imposed.

Maximum Sanction: This is the maximum sanction that could be assigned by the Dean of Students Office. This sanction is "Up To and Including," meaning that any and all sanctions between the Minimum and the Maximum could be applied to a specific case depending on the severity and circumstances, as well as if the student had been found Responsible for similar violations in the past.