What happens when there is an allegation of academic misconduct?
It’s the student’s responsibility to operate in scholarship with integrity. Allegations of misconduct are taken very seriously. There are a wide array of penalties ranging from going to an academic integrity workshop or seminar to expulsion or having your credential revoked.
When there is an allegation, both for committing academic misconduct and for helping another student engage in academic misconduct:
- Allegations will be brought to the Dean of the teaching faculty and/or the Dean of FGS. If there is sufficient merit to the allegation, the student will get a letter describing the allegation with an invitation to meet with the Dean for their voice to be heard.
- After meeting with the Dean, the student will receive a letter with the decision or request for more info/supporting docs.
For more information, read the student academic misconduct procedure and Investigating a breach of Research Integrity policy.
You can appeal a sanction imposed in response to academic misconduct. Read the academic misconduct appeals policy.