Academic Integrity - Faculty
If the student’s grade will be impacted, the grade of an “Incomplete” should be assigned. The Dean of Students Office will inform the faculty member when the case is closed at which time the “Incomplete” can be changed to a grade.
The University of Arizona Code of Academic Integrity states that faculty members should decide by “preponderance of evidence” if a violation has occurred. This means that if it is more than likely that a violation occurred, the incident should be reported to the Dean of Students Office.
Addressing academic integrity violations without formally reporting the incident to the Dean of Students Office is highly discouraged, especially when a student’s grade is impacted. By not following the process outlined in the University of Arizona Code of Academic Integrity, students are not allowed the due process to which they are entitled.
The Dean of Students Office maintains records of reported academic integrity violations for the entire campus. This centralized reporting structure helps to identify students who have repeated violations and ensures the University of Arizona Code of Academic integrity if followed.
Faculty should file a Code of Conduct complaint of the student who is not enrolled in class and aids in violating the Code of Academic Integrity.
No, dropping a course will not invalidate the violation as it occurred at the time the student was enrolled in the class. Faculty can report students who are not enrolled in their classes and violate the Code, these include those who drop the class or have graduated.
Yes, the Code of Academic Integrity applies to all academic work that is done at the University of Arizona.
Yes, students should continue attending class. The students will be notified via email when the case is closed.