Academic Appeals and Dishonesty

Academic Appeals

A student who feels they have been treated inappropriately in an academic matter should first discuss their concern with the faculty member whose action is in question.

If the student feels the instructor’s position is still in error, the student can appeal in writing by following UACCB Campus Procedure 592.0 Academic Appeals.


Academic Dishonesty 

At UACCB, we are committed to fostering a culture of academic integrity and honesty. We believe that academic integrity is essential to the pursuit of knowledge, the development of critical thinking skills, and the overall educational experience of our students. Therefore, we expect all students to adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty and integrity. 

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following actions: 

  • Plagiarism: Presenting someone else's work, ideas, or words as your own without proper citation or acknowledgment. 

  • Cheating: Using unauthorized materials, resources, or aids during exams, quizzes, assignments, or any other academic activity. 

  • Unauthorized Collaboration: Working with others on individual assignments or exams without explicit permission from the instructor. 

  • Fabrication: Inventing or falsifying information, data, sources, or citations in any academic work. 

  • Multiple Submissions: Submitting the same work, in part or in whole, for credit in multiple courses without prior approval from the instructors. 

  • Impersonation: Allowing someone else to assume your identity or taking another person's identity to complete academic work. 

  • Unauthorized Access: Gaining unauthorized access to examination materials, academic resources, or any other confidential information. 

Consequences of Academic Dishonesty: 

Any student found guilty of academic dishonesty is subject to disciplinary action, which may include, but is not limited to, the following: 

  • Receiving a failing grade for the assignment or exam in question. 

  • Receiving a failing grade for the entire course. 

  • Suspension from the college for a specific period. 

  • Expulsion from the college. 

  • Additional sanctions deemed appropriate by the college administration. 

Preventing Academic Dishonesty: 

We strongly encourage students to adopt the following practices to maintain academic honesty: 

  • Familiarize yourself with the college's policies on academic integrity. 

  • Properly cite all sources used in your academic work. 

  • Seek clarification from your instructors regarding the appropriate use of resources, collaboration, and citation. 

  • Develop good time management and study skills to avoid the temptation of cheating. 

  • Utilize academic support services available at the college, such as tutoring and writing centers. 

  • Be proactive in upholding the academic integrity of your peers by reporting suspected instances of academic dishonesty to your instructors or college administration.