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Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities

Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities

Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities

Information for Faculty

If a student engages in academic dishonesty or class disruption, this office recommends the following steps:

  • The faculty member may discuss the matter with the student(s) involved if they feel comfortable doing so. In cases of class disruption, the student may be told to leave the classroom for that particular class meeting if the disruption does not cease immediately. Public Safety (911) should be called when there is a threat of violence or if the student refuses to leave. Faculty may not permanently dismiss a student from class nor can the student be instructed by faculty not to return to the class in the future. If necessary, the CSRR may make this determination.
    Note:
    Students involved in cheating should not be accused in public, should be allowed to respond to the charge, and may not be excluded from class for cheating.

  • The faculty member should report the incident in writing to the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities, using the Academic Dishonesty Incident Report Form. Any evidence is enclosed with the report. (although physical evidence, such as papers, examinations, etc. are often available, occasionally there is no physical evidence. For example, if the faculty member sees a student copying from another's paper, a statement to that effect may be the only evidence.

  • If the matter has been concluded informally by the faculty member and student, and no further action is desired, the faculty member must still report the matter. Reports will be recorded in the Center for Students Rights and Responsibilities, and additional disciplinary action may be taken.