Academic Conduct

The Student Conduct Code explains that admission to the University carries with it the presumption that students will practice high standards of professional honesty and integrity (WAC 478-120-020 [2]).

Establishing Expectations for Student Conduct

Faculty play a critical role in defining acceptable student conduct.

Grading Issues Related to Conduct

Although court cases focused on inappropriate grading practices are quite rare, grading based exclusively on content mastery (rather than student behavior) is far less susceptible to legal challenge.

Addressing Academic Misconduct

Specific approaches to reduce the likelihood of academic misconduct and to address it if it does occur.

Student’s Right to Due Process

Although faculty at any public institution have responsibility for maintaining a productive learning environment, they may not unilaterally penalize a student for misconduct without first providing the student with the opportunity to appeal an action to an unbiased University authority.

The Disciplinary Review Process

The length of time to complete the review will vary according to the level of review required to resolve the issue.