The policy regarding dishonest work is detailed in the Academic Misconduct Code, which describes academic misconduct as (a) cheating (using unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise or on national board examination), plagiarism, falsification of records, unauthorized possession of examinations, intimidation, and any and all other actions that may improperly affect the evaluation of a student's academic performance or achievement; (b) assisting others in any such act; or (c) attempting to engage in such acts.
The code provides that the student's Dean shall be notified of the charge and the Dean shall notify the student. Notification of the Dean shall be in writing with a brief description of the evidence, and shall be made within 10 University business days after discovery of the incident, exclusive of University breaks or academic inter- sessions. The code outlines possible disciplinary actions, the provisions for a conference with the Vice Provost for Educational Services, and the request for a hearing or appeal. A complete copy of the Academic Misconduct Code is in Section 4.18 of the Faculty Handbook.