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Reporting Academic Misconduct   


misconduct 

How to Report Academic Misconduct

These instructions are for undergraduate academic misconduct. Graduate student academic misconduct is investigated by the Graduate Division.

First, Meet With the Student

  • Meet with the student in-person. You must give the student a chance to respond to your concerns.
  • You may request the presence of the University Ombudsperson to help ensure a fair and focused meeting.
  • Bring any evidence.
  • Bring this student response form  and complete it with the student. The student should sign the form regardless of admitting or denying the allegations.
  • If you can’t meet in-person, email the student within 30 calendar days of the discovery of the alleged act, and give them 14 calendar days to respond.

Next:

If the student accepts responsibility:

If the student accepts responsibility:

1. Assign a grade penalty that you deem appropriate for the offense. Take into account course expectations, nature of the assignment, degree of intentionality, etc. See grade penalty guidelines

2. Report the incident to us. Submit an online report (preferred) or print an academic misconduct report form [PDF] and bring it to our office.

Please provide:

  • The type of violation (see definitions)
• The course syllabus
• Any original work or Safe Assign reports
• A brief description of your interactions with the student
• A completed student response form (signed by both of you)
• The student’s ID number
• Any documentation of the alleged violation
• Any email correspondence (especially if that is how the student admitted to violating the policy)

3. After you submit the report, no further action is required on your part. You will be copied on all correspondences between the student and our office.

 

If the student denies responsibility:

If the student denies responsibility:

1. Report the incident to us. Submit an online report (preferred) or print an academic misconduct report form  and bring it to our office.


Please provide:

  • A description of your interactions/concerns with the student
  • The type of violation (see definitions)
  • The course syllabus
  • Any original work or Safe Assign reports
  • A completed student response form (signed by both of you)
  • The student’s ID number
  • Any documentation of the alleged violation
  • Any correspondence (for example, phone/email records showing multiple attempts to reach a student who is ignoring you)

2. If final grades are issued while the case is still pending, issue a Grade Delay (GD).

3. After we meet with the student, we may contact you to get your take on the student’s version of the incident. Rarely, you may be asked to provide an additional statement.

4. Once you receive a copy of our official decision letter, remove the Grade Delay and assign an appropriate grade.

 

If you need help:

If you need help:

You are welcome to connect with us with questions and concerns prior to completing a report! We can help.

Student Conduct and Academic
Integrity Programs

111 Costo Hall
(951) 827-4208

conduct@ucr.edu

 

Additional Resources

Responding to Academic Misconduct: A Reference Guide for Faculty
Academic Integrity Policies & Procedures
Academic Senate Academic Integrity Bylaws 
Sanction Guidelines 
FAQs 

 



More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Programs
111 Costo Hall

Tel: (951) 827-4208
Fax: (951) 827-7849
E-mail: conduct@ucr.edu

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