Administrative Responsibility

  1. The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for administration of the Standards of Conduct.
  2. The Director of Conduct and Accountability is primarily responsible for day to day implementation of the Student Conduct Program.  The Dean of Students will serve in the absence of the Director of Conduct and Accountability.
  3. The Academic Dean is responsible for handling issues that relate to violations of Academic Integrity or disruptive behavior related to classroom or academic activity.
  4. The Standards of Conduct recognizes the importance of shared responsibility in the maintenance of a desired climate of learning in and out of the classroom and the special responsibility assigned faculty and staff regarding the enforcement of University policies and procedures and the administering of programs and services. Faculty and staff who teach classes or have been assigned administrative responsibilities may administratively resolve of minor violations of the Standards of Conduct as detailed in these Standards or in class, departmental or program publications, or may file a formal charge with the Academic Dean (cheating or plagiarism or disruptive behavior related to a classroom or academic activity) or the Director of Conduct and Accountability.
  5. In cases of severe or repeated disruption of class/lab activities or academic cheating or plagiarism, the instructor may invoke a maximum sanction of immediate expulsion from the course with a failing grade or may file a charge as noted above.  If the student wishes to pursue the matter further, he/she must follow the procedures detailed in the Student Academic Grievances section or the Appeal Procedures section.