Academic Integrity Policy & Procedures

The School of Health Professions follows the University Policy on Student Rights, Responsibilities and Disciplinary Procedures.

Please click on the links below to view the following policies:

Student Right Defined (policy 6.0)

Student Responsibilities (policy 6.1)

Student Disciplinary Procedures (Policy 6.5.2)

The faculty of School of Health Professions (SHP) believe that all members of the academic community must observe and support high standards of honesty and integrity in all aspects of education, practice, and research. For this reason, all SHP students are expected to abide by the School’s Faculty/Student Honor Code and accept responsibility to help ensure that these standards are maintained.

 

CAI Disciplnary Procedure Flowchart

CAI Disciplinary Procedure Flowchart – downloadable PDF

Specific Deadlines and Timeframes

Levels of Violation—SHP Disciplinary Procedure

Level One violations may occur because of inexperience on the part of persons committing the violation. These violations may involve a small fraction of the total coursework, are not extensive, and do not pose direct harm to others. The student shall receive a written reprimand from the Dean or the Dean’s designee and may be required to complete additional academic integrity training and reaffirmation of the Honor Code. In addition, there may be a recommendation that either no credit or a grade of “F” be given for the assignment/requirement or a make-up assignment be given if appropriate.

Level two violations are those that go beyond level one. Level two violations include misconduct of a more serious character  or misconduct that affects a major, significant or essential portion of work done to meet course requirements, that is intentional, or that may have posed harm to others, or that is preceded by one or more violations at levels one. The student will be suspended for a minimum of one semester from the School. A notice of “Disciplinary Suspension” will be placed in the student’s official academic file and remain for the designated suspension period. A notice of “Disciplinary Probation” will be placed in the student’s file, such that any further disciplinary infraction during the student’s enrollment will result in a recommendation of a higher level sanction, up to and including dismissal. A permanent indication of the violation will be included in the student’s academic file. Notation of “Disciplinary Suspension” will be placed on a          student’s transcript and remain for the designated suspension period. In addition, the student will be required to complete additional academic integrity training and reaffirmation of the Honor Code, and if the infraction involves coursework, a grade of “F” for the course will be recommended

Violations at this level represent the most serious breaches of the School’s standards of conduct, which may involve a serious violation of a professional code of conduct, violation of law and/or likely direct harm to others. The typical sanction for all level three violations and a repeat infraction at level two is permanent dismissal from the School. A permanent indication of both the violation and the dismissal will be placed in the student’s official academic file and “Disciplinary Dismissal” will be noted on the student’s official transcript.

In the event that the student is found innocent of the allegation(s) brought against him/her, the Hearing Body may recommend to the Dean/designee that the matter be dropped with no further action taken.

In the event that the Hearing Body finds a student guilty of  infraction(s) for which no action is deemed necessary by the Hearing body, the Hearing Body may report that finding to the Dean/designee with a recommendation of no action.