Know Your Rights: Quick and Dirty Guide to Academic Dishonesty

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 hines1as@cmich.edu. 

This is not intended to serve as official legal advice. Please contact an attorney if you need legal assistance. 


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