Sanctions

In the event a student is found guilty of violations to the Academic Integrity Policy, the VPAA will provide documentation to the student regarding their level of violation.

First violation: Warning

The office of the VPAA will send a letter to the student informing them of the Academic Integrity violation and possible consequences of future violations to the policy.

At this level the student must meet with the program director to discuss the Academic Integrity policy and remediate as appropriate.

The program director must document what remediation was given.


Second violation: Academic Integrity Probation

The office of the VPAA will send a letter to the student informing them of the Academic Integrity violation and possible consequences of future violations to the policy.

The student is placed on Academic Integrity Probation.


At this level the student must meet with the program director to discuss the Academic Integrity policy and remediate as appropriate.

The program director must document what remediation was given.


Third violation: Dismissal from the College

The office of the VPAA will send a letter to the student informing them of the Academic Integrity violation and dismissal from the College.

Three violations to the Academic Integrity policy will result in the student being dismissed from the College by the VPAA.

Academic Integrity policy violations that involve substantial dishonesty, pre-meditation, and disregard for the Academic Integrity policy may warrant a more severe sanction regardless of prior violation.


Due Process

Academic integrity issues should be resolved at the lowest level possible. However, when a student disagrees with a faculty member regarding the issue of Academic integrity, the student has (5) business days to submit an appeal in writing to the VPAA. If the student fails to meet the above deadline for appealing a decision, the standing decision is final. The VPAA will convene the Academic Integrity committee to review the appeal within fifteen (15) business days of the request.