Guidelines for Academic Dishonesty

Author: Heidi Lawson (Assistant Registrar – Records and Operations)

Academic Misconduct

There are a number of different academic offenses that are listed in the Undergraduate and Graduate Calendars.  Please refer to the Regulations and Policies section under Academic Offenses.

If you suspect there has been an academic offense and you wish to proceed with an action please contact the Office of the Registrar for the Academic Misconduct form.  These forms are time sensitive in order to meet UNBC regulations and are therefore signed out at the Registrar’s Office. Please provide the name of the student and the student number. The Office of the Registrar will review the student file to confirm if this is the first offense and to walk you through the process.

Please note, if you suspect an offense has occurred and you have discussed it with the student and it is determined there was no offense then a form does not need to be completed. However, if you suspect an offense, have met with the student and it is determined an offense occurred you should complete an Academic Misconduct Form and have both you and the student sign it. This process should be followed even if there are no sanctions other than a warning. This ensures a complete and transparent process for both the instructor and the student.

All academic misconducts should be returned to the Office of the Registrar where they are filed in the student’s file.  Please note Academic Misconduct is not noted on a student’s transcript or provided to other institutions.

Academic Appeals

Students have a right to appeal academic decisions, including grades that are in-progress (such as papers, midterms, etc) or their final grade. See UNBC Academic Regulations in the Undergraduate and Graduate Calendars.

Academic Appeal forms are available at the Registrar’s Office as they are also time sensitive in order to comply with UNBC regulations.