A faculty member can choose to address a potential violation of the Academic Honor Code on their own if they choose. A meeting between the primary instructor and the accused student(s) can be mutually arranged to reach a resolution. This resolution then gets reported to the Office of Student Integrity (OSI) upon completion.
Checklist of Procedure:
Email the student and OSI within 5 days of suspicion of academic misconduct
Meet with student to conduct FCR process
Student must be given the opportunity to decline the FCR process at any point
Student must read Section D.3 of the Code: Rights of the Accused
Faculty member explains why they believe the students’ work or actions violate policy
Supporting materials (if applicable) for the allegation(s) are reviewed with the student
Student can present documentation, witnesses, and other supporting information the student deems relevant
If a student accepts responsibility, the Faculty member can institute a discplinary warning and a maximum grade penalty of a zero on the assignment. The resolution would be forwarded to OSI using the online incident referral form.
If the student accepts responsibility for a violation and has prior disciplinary history, the matter will be referred to OSI for resolution. The FCR grade impact recommendations will be seriously considered by OSI.
If a student does NOT accept responsibility, the Faculty member should still fill out the online incident referral form and forward the case to OSI if academic misconduct is still suspected.
Complete the incident referral form
Please indicate in the incident description section that a FCR was completed, including if responsibility was established and recommended sanctions.
If you have questions, please contact April Collins, Administrative Assistant at (404) 894-2566.