Penalties for Academic Dishonesty
|1||The instructor may intervene and shall gather evidence to see whether further action is necessary.|
|2||If the instructor feels that a sanction of grade reduction is warranted, he/she shall discuss the incident with his/her department chair or assistant chair. If, after this meeting, the instructor decides not to impose sanctions, then no further action is necessary.|
|3||Once the instructor has met with the chair or after deciding on resubmission of work, the instructor must notify the student. Do not return the work in which you suspect academic dishonesty to the student, instead return to them a note stating that the work has a "grade pending" due to suspected academic dishonesty, provide student a brief description of the evidence, and notify the student that they have 72 hours to schedule a meeting with the instructor. At this meeting, the student is required to respond to the evidence orally and in writing. This meeting is a "fair hearing" and the student can address the evidence and bring witnesses to support their version of the evidence.|
|4|| After the meeting with the student, if instructor concludes that academic dishonesty has occurred they may choose to:
. Require a resubmission of the student work - no further action is necessary.
. Impose a grade reduction - instructor must prepare an incident report.
|5||The instructor shall keep a copy of the report and send copies to: the 1) student, 2 & 3) the Chair and the Dean of the Department in which the instructor holds an appointment, 4 & 5)the Chair and the Dean of the Department in which the student is a major, 6) the Office of the Registrar , and 7) Vice President for Student Affairs, Patricia S. Terrell, Ed.D. A copy of the incident report shall be placed in the student's permanent file in that office.|
|6||The instructor shall also inform the student of the procedures for appeal outlined by ISU Policy and Procedures, Part 6. Student Affairs, Section IX, Student Conduct , A. Academic Dishonesty, 5. Procedures for Students' Appeals of Imposed Penalties (http://www.isu.edu/policy/fs-handbook/part6/6_9/6_9a.html).|