When a student defies academic integrity (including but not limited disruption of class/lab activities), the instructor may;
- Assign a grade of “zero’ for the assignment
- Invoke the maximum sanction of immediate expulsion from the course with a failing grade.
- If the student’s conduct warrants a more severe penalty than expulsion from the class with a failing grades, the faculty member will file a formal charge with the Academic Dean of the college offering the course.
- The Academic Dean may dispose of the violation administratively and contact the Director of Conduct and Accountability for further sanctions as warranted.
- In cases of defying academic integrity as related to cheating or plagiarism (or of a faculty member’s cheating policy) the faculty member is required to file an Academic Dishonesty/Disruption Report with the Dean of the college offering the course (who will then forward it to Office of Academic Affairs) whenever a student is confronted and/or disciplined for said violation.
- The Office of Academic Affairs will maintain these records, and any student confronted and/or disciplined for multiple offenses (more than one) of academic dishonesty will be brought before the Academic Affairs Integrity Committee (AAIC) for further review and/or sanctions. Students with multiple violations may be charged with additional violations
- The Office of Academic Affairs will forward a copy of the Academic Dishonesty/Disruption Report to the Nicholls State University athletic compliance officer if the student involved is a student-athlete.