Reporting Violations and Disciplinary Procedures
Since academic dishonesty impacts the institution, everyone, including faculty and staff members, teaching assistants, lab staff, etc., is urged to report violations of the AUC Code of Academic Ethics. Any member of the AUC community can report a violation of academic integrity. Whenever a violation of the code occurs, the violation should be reported to the Academic Integrity Committee.
University Policies Regarding Academic Integrity
A description and explanation of various academic integrity-related policies
Types of Violations
A comprehensive list of violations requiring disciplinary procedures be initiated
Reporting a Violation
To report a violation of academic integrity, download the Incident Report Form. Exact instructions on how to go about reporting a violation are listed on the front page.
To bolster AUC’s efforts at sustainability and to reduce the
use of paper, the academic integrity office is adopting new measures to promote
sustainability. Notification of decisions in academic integrity cases will now
be communicated electronically through scanned copies of the official letters being
emailed directly to the requisite parties.
Additionally, we encourage the use of electronic
submissions, though hard copy submissions will also be accepted. Electronic
submissions can be emailed directly to email@example.com.
If you would like to submit electronically, but
need to print supporting documents from the Internet, you can print to PDF,
which will allow you to save the material as a PDF file. If you are unfamiliar
with how to do this, you can follow the simple steps for the browsers listed
below. Each browser offers a picture tutorial on how to save to a PDF. The easiest
browser to do this on is Chrome. Firefox and Internet Explorer each require
Detailed instructions on how to print to PDF for Chrome can be found here.
Violations of the AUC Code of Academic Ethics will result in cases being filed with the Academic Integrity Committee (AIC). The AIC meets regularly throughout the semester to hear reported violations. Once a case is filed, a hold is placed on student records, preventing registration and withdrawal from the course. Holds remain in place until the case and all requisite sanctions are completed.
Students will be notified via email of their appointment time and place. Emails are sent to the email address on record. Students are responsible for keeping their records on Banner up to date. Students who fail to attend two appointments will have their cases decided in their absence.
Once the AIC makes their recommendation, it is submitted to the provost, who then makes a final decision. Students, reporting parties, their department, the vice president of student affairs and the registrar's office (and any other requisite party) will be notified of the decision. Starting Fall 2013, these decisions will be communicated via email.
Possible Sanctions or Penalties
A list of possible penalties for violations for different violations
AUC does not have a policy of recording violations on transcripts. Offenses are revealed within AUC only on a need-to-know basis.
A note to students: Should you ever be asked by employers or other institutions (for study abroad or graduate school applications) if you had disciplinary or academic violations, you are required to answer truthfully. Failure to be honest would be considered a fabrication of application and could result in dismissal if the truth was ever discovered.
If you experience any difficulty or have any questions, please contact the academic integrity coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at extension 2675.