Office of Student Conduct
Academic Integrity and Classroom Civility
UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty, and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community.
What should you do if you are accused of academic dishonesty?
Meet with your professor. This is an opportunity to give your side of the story.
During your meeting with the professor, you'll be asked to sign the Report of Academic Dishonesty form and check one of two boxes: (1) you accept the sanction or (2) you disagree with the allegations and/or sanction.
What does is mean to have academic dishonesty on a student's record?
Student academic dishonesty is a violation of Section V, Subdivision 1 of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents Student Conduct Code. Once a Report of Academic Dishonesty is filed with the academic integrity officer, a file is created and is kept for a period of seven years. These records are confidential and are protected by federal law. Unless a student signs a waiver to release their disciplinary record (e.g., background checks for employment with the federal government or law enforcement agencies), records are not shared with other people.
Is there a notation on a student's official transcript?
There is no notation on a student's official transcript to indicate she/he has engaged in academic dishonesty. Likewise, if a student received a grade of F due to academic dishonesty, there is no notation on the official transcript.
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