What is the policy on academic dishonesty at OSU?
"Academic or Scholarly Dishonesty is prohibited and considered a serious violation of the Student Conduct Code. It is defined as an act of deception in which a Student seeks to claim credit for the work or effort of another person, or uses unauthorized materials or fabricated information in any academic work or research, either through the Student's own efforts or the efforts of another." OAR 576-015-0020(2)
Reporting Process and Forms (ADRFs)
Academic or Grade Penalties
Grade penalties imposed as a result of academic dishonesty are recommended by the instructor and department chair or director. The dean of the college or school in which the violation occured makes the final decision on academic penalty. A range of penalties are noted on the ADRF. Typical academic penalties seen by SCCS follow, however the academic unit will use its own established guidelines for imposing grade penalties.
Academic Appeal Process for Students
A student may appeal the charge of academic dishonesty and/or the penalty imposed in accordance with the procedure outlined below, or with a procedure that has been developed by the department, college or school in which the course is offered.
The Conduct Process for a First Charge of Academic DishonestyAn academic dishonesty violation not only incurs an academic penalty but creates a disciplinary record and must be resolved through the conduct process. Once SCCS has received a completed report from the dean's office, the student will be contacted by onid email and informed of the date of an Academic Integrity & Success Seminar. The objectives of this hour and a half class are for students to clearly understand OSU's policy on academic dishonesty, be familiar with each type of academic violation, consider its impact and to learn strategies to avoid violations in the future.
Homework assignments may include all or portions of the following activities, after which each student will schedule and attend a follow-up appointment with a Conduct staff member.
A second violation is reviewed at a formal hearing and may result in suspension from the University.
What can Faculty do to help prevent academic dishonesty?
Academic Integrity: A Letter to My Students
Syllabus statements addressing academic dishonesty
How can Faculty avoid legal risks in reporting academic dishonesty?