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UT Tyler Judicial Affairs

Scholastic Dishonesty

When a faculty member suspects that a student has violated university regulations concerning scholastic dishonesty, the faculty member has two options: the faculty member may refer the case to the Director of Residence Life and Judicial Affairs, or the faculty member may meet with the student(s) involved and discuss the alleged violation and the evidence that supports the charge.

Students who wish to report academic misconduct can use the on-line reporting form located at this link to submit their information.

Meeting With the Student

If the faculty member meets with the student and the student does not dispute the facts that the charge is based on, the faculty member may assess an academic penalty.

Academic penalties allowed are:

  • written warning that further scholastic violations may result in a more severe penalty;
  • no credit or reduced credit for the paper, assignment, or test in question;
  • retaking of examination or resubmission of assignment;
  • failing grade or reduced final grade for the course.

The student must execute a written waiver of hearing procedures. The faculty member must notify the student of the penalty in writing, and report the disposition to the DRLJA. The waiver and written notice are located on the Scholastic Dishonesty Report form. The faculty member and student should fill out the appropriate sections of this form. The student should get a copy and the faculty member should forward the original to the Director of Residence Life and Judicial Affairs.

If the faculty member meets with the student and the student disputes the facts that the charge is based on or does not waive their right to a hearing, the faculty member must contact the DRLJA. Faculty members should use the on-line reporting form located at this link to submit the information. The DRLJA will proceed with the hearing process.

Referrals to Judicial Affairs

When the faculty member refers the student to the Director of Residence Life and Judicial Affairs (DRLJA), the faculty member should contact the DRLJA and explain what happened. The faculty member should also provide any evidence that supports the alleged violation to the DRLJA. Faculty members should use the on-line reporting form located at this link to submit the information. After conferring with the faculty member, the DRLJA will summon the student and proceed with the UT Tyler judicial process. More information on the judicial process is available at this link.

Appeals

Students may appeal the decision of a faculty member by giving written notice to the DRLJA within fourteen days from the date on which the decision was announced. The appeal is conducted in accordance with subchapter 8-600 of the Manual of Policies and Procedures. The appeal is restricted to the issue of penalty, and no transcript shall be required. More information on the appeals process is available at this link.

Examples of Scholastic Dishonesty

Visit Section 8-802 of the Manual of Policy and Procedures.