Custodian of Policy: Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Relevant Minnesota State System Policy: Board Policy 3.6.1
Effective Date: April 2017
Last Review: April 2017
Next Review: 2024
The University expects all students to represent themselves in an honest fashion. In academic work, students are expected to present original ideas and give credit for the ideas of others.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:
The Office of Student Conduct and Resolution will follow procedures set out in the Student Conduct Code. After the review of the case and a fair, unbiased hearing, the Office of Student Conduct and Resolution may take disciplinary action if the student is found to be responsible.
A student who has a course grade reduced by an instructor because of cheating or plagiarism, and who disputes the instructor's finding, may appeal the grade, but only by using the Grade Appeal Policy, which states that the student must prove the grade was arbitrary, prejudicial, or in error.
The University is committed to the core value of integrity and mutual respect in our conduct and interactions. The value of a college degree, moreover, depends on the integrity of the work completed by the student.