Our article on academic dishonesty is one of the most read posts in Insider’s history.
The article is a bit extensive, so we decided to make a quick and dirty guide. Please refer to CMU’s academic policy for more details as well.
- If your professor believes you have performed academically dishonesty behavior, that person should contact you within 10 business days.
- If you don’t contact your professor back, you lose your right to appeal against the course of action your professor takes against you.
- Professors have discretion as to how they deal with academic dishonesty. They could simply give students a warning or go as far as failing a student for the entire course.
- If you talk to the professor and don’t agree with the chosen punishment, you can appeal.
- You must send your appeal to the instructor and the dean of the college in which the violation occurred
- You must send an appeal after 10 business days after the instructor notifies you of their final decision.
- The dean will create a committee of faculty of students to determine if they would have reached the same decision as the instructor.
- The committee will recommend to the dean a course of action. However, it’s the dean’s final decision.
- The dean’s decision is final.
- Keep in mind, you could still be facing sanctions by your department and/or the Office of Student Conduct.
Arielle Hines is the editor of CMU Insider. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is not intended to serve as official legal advice. Please contact an attorney if you need legal assistance.