Chemistry Graduate Program

Academic Misconduct, Definition and University Guidelines

Academic misconduct is defined below by the Rules and Regulations of the University Senate, Article II, Section 6.

Academic misconduct by a student shall include, but not be limited to, disruption of classes, giving or receiving of unauthorized aid on examinations or in the preparation of notebooks, themes, reports, or other assignments, or knowingly misrepresenting the source of any academic work, falsification of research results, plagiarizing of another's work, violation of regulations or ethical codes for the treatment of human and animal subjects, or otherwise acting dishonestly in research.

An instructor may, with due notice to the student, treat as unsatisfactory any student work which is a product of academic misconduct.

If either party to a charge of academic misconduct is unsatisfied with the resolution of the matter, the Chair of the Department of Chemistry should be notified immediately; the Chair will interview all parties concerned, secure any relevant documents, and try to seek a conciliatory decision. If the problem is not solved in this fashion, the Chair of the Department of Chemistry shall refer the complaint to a committee as described in Grievance Procedures.

For additional guidelines dealing with allegations of scientific/scholarly misconduct, see:


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