Level One violations involve a small fraction of the total course work, are not extensive, and/or occur on a minor assignment. Examples include working with others on an assignment when asked for individual work, failing to footnote or give proper acknowledgement to a written, internet, or oral source in an extremely limited section of an assignment, or leaving an exam room without permission. Your instructor will determine the consequences for level one violations that typically involve additional course work and/or getting a “0” on the assignment. If you do not believe that you have been treated fairly by your instructor you may appeal to the Academic Integrity Committee (composed of students, faculty, and staff) that will conduct a hearing.
Level Two violations are characterized by dishonesty of a more serious nature or by dishonesty that affects a more significant aspect or portion of the course work. Examples include learning what is on a test from someone who has already taken it; quoting directly or paraphrasing, to a moderate extent, without acknowledging the source; or submitting the same work or major portions thereof to satisfy the requirements of more than one course without permission from the instructor(s). Your instructor will determine the consequences for level two violations that involve lowering your grade in the course. If you do not believe that you have been treated fairly by your instructor you may appeal to the Academic Integrity Committee (composed of students, faculty, and staff) that will conduct a hearing.
Level Three violations include dishonesty that affects a major or essential portion of work done to meet course requirements, or involves premeditation. Examples include helping someone else cheat on a test, using unauthorized electronic device to obtain information on an exam, copying material almost word for word from a written source without citation, using a cheat sheet, or downloading a paper or major sections of a work from the internet. Your instructor will refer the case to the Academic Integrity Committee which will conduct a hearing. Consequences of level three violations may include lowering the course grade, a course grade of F, or an XF grade on the transcript for the course (failure due to academic dishonesty).
Level Four violations represent the most serious breaches of intellectual honesty, such as stealing an examination or falsifying any official University documents. These cases are heard by the Academic Integrity Committee; typical consequences include expulsion and XF grades.