The College will investigate all alleged academic integrity violations according to the procedures assocaited with the Academic Intergity policy, and will impose sanctions when an academic integrity violation has occurred. The Academic Integrity Registry will be maintained in the Office of Student Conduct and Judicial Affairs. Please keep the following information in mind:
- A student may be found to have violated this policy regardless of their intent.
- Withdrawal from a course does not exempt a student from responsibility for, or the consequences of an academic integrity violation.
When an instructor suspects that a student has committed an academic integrity violation, the instructor will investigate the matter to determine if there is sufficient information to proceed under the policy.
As part of the investigation, the instructor may require the student to take, without prior notice, an oral or written exam on the content of an assignment or examination.
Where there is sufficient information to believe that an academic integrity violation has occurred, the instructor will:
a. Meet or communicate in writing with the student to provide the student with an outline of the allegation(s).
b. Provide the student with an opportunity to respond to the allegations within five (5) business days of the instructor’s notice of the alleged violation. The student may respond either orally or in writing. The instructor will make a record of the response.
c. If a student fails to respond to the allegation(s), the instructor will proceed based on the available information.
d. If, after a review of the available information, including the student’s response, the instructor is satisfied that the information is insufficient to establish a violation of the policy, the instructor will discontinue action on the matter.
e. If the instructor is satisfied that an academic integrity violation occurred, they will notify the Office of Student Conduct and Judicial Affairs.
f. The Office of Student Conduct and Judicial Affairs will notify the student of the decsion.
Where there are previous violations recorded in the Registry or the alleged violation is deemed serious, the Office of Student Conduct and Judicial Affairs will refer the matter to the Division Chair or Program Manager, and provide the Division Chair or Program Manager with information related to the current and previous infractions(s).
Division Chair/Program Manager
The Division Chair or Program Manager will assess the available information and may conduct additional investigation or impose any interim measures deemed necessary to make a thorough assessment of the matter. Additional investigation may include seeking further information from the student, the instructor, or any other source relevant to the investigation.
Before making a decision, the Division Chair or Program Manager will offer the student a reasonable opportunity to provide a written response to the allegations and any relevant information gathered during the investigation.
Following an assessment of the available information, the Division Chair or Program Manager will:
a. Determine if a violation of the policy occurred.
b. Determine the appropriate sanction for any violation.
c. Notify the student in writing of the decision.
d. Provide a copy of the decision to Office of Student Conduct and Judicial Affairs, and the instructor.