Steps to Reporting Academic Misconduct:
- Gather all evidence to support the allegation, such as photocopying similar exam answers, photocopying or printing excerpts from original documents that have been copied, etc.
- Faculty member may call the Dean of Faculty’s office or consult with the Associate Dean of Faculty on possible actions to take without disclosing the student’s name. Faculty may also consult other colleagues without disclosing the student’s name.
- Fill out the Academic Misconduct Incident Form and make three copies.
- Confront and talk to the student about the misconduct, and give them a copy of the incident form. Keep a copy for your records.
Submit a copy of the form to the Associate Dean of Faculty along with the evidence you have collected supporting the allegation.
For a more detailed reporting procedure and information, consult the Judicial Procedures for Academic Misconduct in “To The Point.”
Faculty need to document everything—even the informal interactions with students—with the Provost’s office.
- Faculty may consult with fellow faculty members or their department chairs to discuss how to handle alleged cases of academic misconduct but must not disclose the student’s name to anyone except the Provost or Associate Deans.
- Faculty are strongly encouraged to contact the Associate Dean of Faculty Services or the Associate Dean of Faculty to discuss incidents of academic misconduct and discuss possible courses of action.
- Faculty may not disclose the student’s name to the Provost or Associate Deans during the consultation phase to determine if previous acts have been committed before assessing a penalty: any decision they make about assessing in-class penalties or requesting a hearing should be made without knowledge of a student’s prior history. If the Provost reviews the student’s records and decides further action is appropriate, he/she will request an Academic Judicial Board hearing.
- Faculty must speak with the student prior to formally notifying the Provost’s office by submitting.the academic misconduct incident form. If the student is notified in writing – for example, by giving them the form below, it may be in person, by certified mail or by email IF the faculty member labels it “highest priority” and turns on the “notification” option so when it is opened, the sender is notified.