The faculty is allowed to handle a first case incident however he/she deems necessary. However, the faculty member must send to the office of the Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct: documentation of the incident (including any supporting documentation) and the decision of the faculty (to fail the student for the assignment or exam, or to fail the student for the course). The Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct will create a file on that student. Any additional incident(s) concerning academic integrity with the student in the same or any other course, the student would then be charged with an Academic Dishonesty/Cheating violation of the Student Code of Conduct. It is very important that the faculty report incidents of student cheating and dishonesty in order to know if a student is a repeat offender.
For more information on Academic Dishonesty and Cheating, go to the Office of Student Conduct Website. On this site, you can review the entire Student Code of Conduct and other topics including