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Student Conduct

Faculty Resources

Academic Misconduct is an unfortunate reality in this day and age. While the vast majority of our students are dedicated and trustworthy, dealing with the troublesome few can take up a disproportionate amount of time.

This page is intended to provide links to resources that faculty members may find useful when dealing with matters related to academic integrity and other matters of classroom misbehavior, as well as other services available via Student Conduct.

As always, if you have specific questions, need additional information, or just want to chat, please feel free to contact us!

Additional resources for faculty

Sample Honor Code Abstracts for Syllabi

A sample Honor Code statement for an academic syllabus might read: "All students are expected to abide by the University of Denver Honor Code. These expectations include the application of academic integrity and honesty in your class participation and assignments."

Please feel free to include this statement on your own syllabi. Other samples are available here.

Honor Code Violation Resources

Incident Reporting Form

Although academic misconduct most directly affects a student's coursework, student learning as a part of the Student Conduct case resolution process can be critical. We encourage all faculty to report alleged incidents of academic misconduct.

The University of Denver Office for Teaching & Learning

Visit the Office for Teaching & Learning website to find out more about how to promote ethical behavior in the classroom.

The Center for Academic Integrity

Visit here for additional information about academic integrity and what we all can do to promote ethical behavior.

Inside Higher Ed article on Plagiarism

Read this article for more information, tips and resources.

Study shows that information, not threats, can prevent plagiarism.

Read this article from www.campustechnology.com to find out more. The full working paper is available here.

Removal for Disruptive Classroom Behavior Policy

Individual instructors have the right to determine whether specific student behavior is disruptive. Instructors may require a student to leave an individual class meeting for disruptive behavior; however, instructors are not authorized to summarily remove a student from the course. Should such removal be deemed necessary, instructors must follow the procedure outlined below. In exceptional instances where a student’s presence is deemed an immediate threat to the instructor or other members of the class, instructors should immediately call the Campus Safety emergency number at 303.871.3000.

If a student has repeatedly disrupted the class, or if a student’s presence represents a significant impediment to the educational process, that student may be removed via an involuntary drop.

  1. The instructor should first meet with the student in an attempt to resolve the issue. Another faculty or staff member (including Student Conduct, Office of Graduate Studies, or Campus Safety staff) may be asked to attend this meeting.
  2. If this meeting fails to resolve the situation, the instructor will inform the student of their intention to seek an involuntary drop, and provide the student an opportunity to drop the course voluntarily.
  3. The instructor will bring the matter to the office of the division or college dean prior to the class meeting following the instructor’s meeting with the student. In consultation with the instructor, the dean (or designee) will determine whether to grant the request for an involuntary drop. The decision should be communicated to the student before the next scheduled class meeting, and will be communicated no later than one week from the instructor’s initial meeting with the student.
  4. The student may appeal the decision to the Provost. This appeal must be submitted in writing no later than one week from the decision. Appeals will only be considered in the following circumstances:
    • The existence of procedural errors so substantial that it greatly impacted the hearing decision;
    • The hearing decision in the original hearing is clearly not supported by the information presented;
    • Presentation of new and significant evidence which was not reasonably available at the time of the initial hearing and would likely alter the hearing decision; and/or
    • The imposition of an arbitrary outcome. While an appeal is being considered, the student will be restricted from attending the class from which they been dropped.
  5. The appeal will be considered, and a decision rendered to the student, no later than one week from its receipt by the Provost. This decision is final.
  6. Copies of all involuntary drop requests will be provided to Student Conduct, who will determine whether Charges should also be assigned and reviewed under the Student Conduct Process. Student Conduct will generally defer to the recommendation of the course instructor: however, if the student has a previous student conduct record, Student Conduct may take appropriate action regardless of the instructor’s recommendation.
  7. The course drop will be effective from the date of the original decision, and for all administrative purposes (e.g., transcripts, tuition refunds, etc.) will be considered the same as if the drop had been voluntary.