Academic Misconduct

The CHME Department expects all constituency to abide by the AICHE and NSPE Codes of Ethics.

7130_hacer-trampasPolicy concerning academic misconduct is covered in Administrative Rules and Procedures 5.10 Student Academic Code of Conduct – Academic Integrity.

Sanctions are defined in ARP 5.10 in Part 4 section H as follows:

  1. Level I Sanction:  Level I sanctions for intended for first time violations by undergraduate students and for less serious (e.g. unintentional) breaches of academic integrity.  Level I sanctions are limited to one or more of the following:
    1. Verbal warning issued in coordination with the Academic Conduct Officer, to ensure the student signs the Academic Misconduct Report Form, acknowledging receipt of the warning, and for central documentation;
    2. Requirement to re-do an academic assignment;
    3. Imposition of a failing grade on an assignment; or
    4. Reduction of final grade in course by one letter grade.
  2. Level II Sanction:  Level II sanctions are imposed for first time violations by graduate students, and for repeat violations and more serious breaches of academic integrity by undergraduate students.  Level II sanctions are limited to one or more of the following:
    1. Written reprimand issued in coordination with the Academic Conduct Officer, to ensure the student signs the Academic Misconduct Report Form, acknowledging receipt of the warning, and for central documentation;
    2. Imposition of a failing grade in the course;
    3. Disciplinary probation for a specified time period;
    4. Disciplinary suspension for a specified time period;
    5. Disciplinary dismissal for a specified time period; or
    6. A notation of academic misconduct on the student’s official transcript.

CHME students accept and agree to fulfill their responsibility to report (in writing) to the supervising professor with copy to the department head should they observe any solicitation for assistance or action that can be regarded as cheating within 24 hours of the completion of an assessment activity.