For Faculty – Please review our Academic Misconduct Resource Sheet for Instructors for assistance when you suspect academic misconduct. When you submit an Incident Report, please upload the signed Faculty Disposition for Undergraduate Academic Dishonesty if: you have resolved the matter directly with the student and the student does not dispute the facts upon which the charges are based.
Academic Misconduct is Suspected
For additional information regarding academic misconduct please reference our Academic Misconduct Resource Sheet for Instructors and the Academic Integrity tab below. Additionally, the CSC has created an Academic Misconduct Email Template for Instructors to access and utilize if they suspect a student of misconduct.
- Instructor meets with student(s)
- Student(s) assumes responsibility & signs Faculty Disposition Form, or
- Student(s) does not assume responsibility & does not sign Faculty Disposition Form. Instructor still suspects AI violation occurred.
- Or Instructor does not meet with student(s)
Instructor/Reporting Party submits the completed incident report* to Center for Student Conduct within 60 days** along with:
- Faculty Disposition Form
- Course syllabus
- The original version of the work in question with notes as applicable (e.g., blue book, test/quiz, paper, etc.)
- Correspondence with the student(s)
- Other important documentation (e.g., sources work plagiarized from, online resources, other students’ work)
Instructor consults with college/department on procedures resolving course grade.
Student Conduct investigation process begins.
* Information submitted: When filing a report, dates, times, witnesses and details of the incident(s) of disruption, and the impact of the disruption on those present are critical. Faculty, instructors and/or non-student reporting parties should be aware that the incident report and notes become part of the student record and the student has the right to see this documentation, including the name of the person who wrote the report; therefore, it is imperative to provide factual and appropriate information. In cases where the faculty, instructor or staff member is not sure about filing a complaint, or information to include, contact the Center for Student Conduct to discuss the student conduct process and available options.
** The term “day” is defined in the Code of Student Conduct, as a full business day and does not include Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays or University designated administrative holidays.
- Academic Integrity
Different forms of academic misconduct as discussed in Appendix II of the Code of Student Conduct.
Please note, this list is not exhaustive and individual departments may have differing expectations for students, and therefore students are responsible for clarifying the standards and expectations of their individual departments.
Academic Misconduct Definitions
Cheating includes fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in an academic assignment, or using or attempting to use materials, or assisting others in using materials that are prohibited or inappropriate in the context of the academic assignment in question.
Plagiarism includes use of intellectual material produced by another person without acknowledging its source.
False Information and Representation and Fabrication or Alteration of Information
Furnishing false information, failing to identify oneself honestly, fabricating or altering information and presenting it as legitimate, or providing false or misleading information to an instructor or any other University official in an academic context.
Theft or Damage of Intellectual Property
Sabotaging or stealing another person’s work, improper access to or electronically interfering with the property of another person or the University, or obtaining a copy of an exam or assignment prior to its approved release.
Alteration of University Documents
Forgery of an instructor’s signature, submitting an altered transcript of grades to or from another institution or employer, putting one’s name on another individual’s work, or falsely altering a previously graded exam or assignment.
Disturbances in the Classroom or Lab
Disturbances in a classroom or lab that serve to create an unfair academic advantage for oneself or disadvantage for another member of the academic community.
- How to Submit
Filing a Report with the Center for Student Conduct
When filing a report, dates, times, witnesses, and details of the incident(s) of disruption, and the impact of the disruption on those present are critical. Faculty, instructors and/or non-student reporting parties should be aware that the incident report and notes become part of the student record and the student has the right to see this documentation, including the name of the person who wrote the report; therefore, it is imperative to provide factual and appropriate information. In cases where the faculty, instructor or staff member is not sure about filing a complaint, or information to include, contact the Center for Student Conduct (203 Sproul Hall, Mail Code 2432 | Hours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Phone: 510-643-9069 to discuss the student conduct process and available options.
What else do I need to submit with this form?
The Center requires certain documentation before moving forward with a conduct case. In order to expedite the information-seeking process, please submit the following information along with this completed form:
- a copy of the course syllabus
- the original version of the work in question (i.e., test/quiz, essay, blue book, lab report)
- other supporting documentation (e.g., sources, other students’ work, correspondence with student)
How should I file a report?
- Please submit a report using our online incident reporting form.
- This online tool is an organized, efficient, and secure method of providing student information.
- You can upload all supporting documents using this form.
- Additional Resources