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 
 1,2Utilizing devices or materials not authorized by instructor
[CHEATING]
Warning AND Academic Integrity Tutorial2 Years Disciplinary Probation
 4Submitting ideas or work of others as one's own
[PLAGIARIZING]
Warning AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 3Assisting another student without instructor's permission
[AIDING & ABETTING]
Warning AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Disciplinary Probation
 5Submitting work done in previous class without the instructor's permission
[CHEATING]
Warning AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Disciplinary Probation
 6Acting as or utilizing a substitute
[AIDING & ABETTING]
2 Years Disciplinary Probation AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 n/aDeceiving faculty members or university representatives
[FALSIFYING]
1 Year Disciplinary Probation AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 7Fabricating or misrepresenting data [FALSIFYING]2 Years Disciplinary Probation AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 8Buying, possessing, or selling instrument of assignment or exam
[CHEATING]
Warning AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 9Altering grades on own or another student's work
[FALSIFYING]
2 Years Disciplinary Probation AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 10Offering money or other remuneration in exchange for grade.
[BRIBING]
2 Years Disciplinary Probation AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 Year Suspension
 n/aViolating ethical standards or guidelines of a specific program
[VIOLATING PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS]
1 Year Disciplinary Probation AND Academic Integrity Tutorial1 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.