Instructions for Undergraduate Academic Integrity Charges

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

 Faculty Cheat Sheet on Academic Integrity

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

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

  • Contact via email for instructions, with a possible meeting in 101G Vickery Hall to discuss charges
  • Provide the evidence
  • Receive and discuss procedures (for first time participants)
  • Faculty member does not communicate with student (recommended)

Step 2: Student is contacted by Coordinator of Academic Integrity 

  • Student meets with Coordinator to receive charges and review 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 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 university policy: an F in the course and suspension for one or more long 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
  • Hearing 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 university policy: an F in the course and suspension for one or more long semesters, or possible dismissal. The hearing board sets the length of suspension or dismissal