Academics

Instructions for Students and Faculty

Instructions for Academic Integrity Charges

Faculty members dealing with academic dishonesty who fail to follow procedures outlined in the Undergraduate Announcements and below may be subject to student grievances.

Note: instructors charging a student with plagiarism may use the Plagiarism Resolution Form.

Step 1: Faculty member sees the Associate Dean for Curriculum (Dr. Jeffrey R. Appling, japplin@clemson.edu, 864-656-3022)

  • Meet in E-103 Martin Hall to discuss charges
  • Present and discuss all of the evidence
  • Receive and discuss procedures
  • Sign memo charging student
  • Faculty member does not communicate with student (recommended)

Step 2: Student is contacted by Coordinator of Academic Integrity (Julia Lusk, mcbride@clemson.edu, 864-656-3941)

  • Student meets with Coordinator to receive charges and review all of the evidence
  • Student is given the opportunity to request a hearing or waive right to a hearing
  • Students do not contact faculty member (recommended)

Step 3: Student chooses whether or not to waive their right to a hearing

  • Students who waive a hearing sign a memo to that effect; these students are found in violation of the academic integrity policy
  • For students who waive a hearing, the Coordinator checks academic integrity status of charged student
  • The faculty member is contacted for penalty for first offenders; for multiple offenders who waive a hearing, the penalty is set by the university policy: an F in the course and suspension for one or more semesters, or possible dismissal. The Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies sets the length of suspension or dismissal, in consultation with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies
  • Students who do not waive their right to a hearing receive a copy of hearing procedures and proceed to Step 4

Step 4: Student presents rebuttal to charges

  • Student meets with Coordinator to present rebuttal
  • Coordinator assembles charges, evidence and rebuttal into hearing packet
  • Coordinator schedules a hearing and sends packet to faculty member, student and hearing board members

Step 5: Hearing is held

  • Hearing proceeds according to procedures; student is found either in violation or not in violation of academic integrity policy
  • Board members are notified after rendering their decision whether the student has prior offenses
  • If student is found in violation of academic integrity policy, faculty member is asked for penalty for first offenders
  • Penalty for multiple offenders found in violation of academic integrity policy is set by the university policy: an F in the course and suspension for one or more semesters, or possible dismissal. The hearing board sets the length of suspension or dismissal