What are my options as a faculty member with regard to handling plagiarism or other student academic dishonesty?
If a student engages in course-related academic dishonesty, his or her grade on the work in question or in the course may be lowered by the instructor. The "burden of proof" rests with the faculty member. Any student wishing to protest the instructor's action has recourse to the established grievance procedures, starting at the department level.
Instructors may also report cases of academic dishonesty to the Director of Community Standards and Student Responsibility for further action; however, by so doing, an instructor does not relinquish the right to assign a grade in a course. The student may appeal the grade through the formal grade appeal procedure.
Instructors should note their policies for academic dishonesty in their syllabi.
For details on the student code of conduct related to plagiarism please go to the Office of Community Standards web page.