Academic Misconduct

Instructors are required to follow a uniform reporting to the Dean of Students all cases of academic misconduct (May 2, 1961). On the Bloomington campus, the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct requires faculty to notify the Office of the Registrar of such cases. The code states that "(i)f the sanction includes a failing grade for the course, the Registrar will be notified that the grade was given because of academic misconduct." (BFC April 4, 2006)

In cases where the allegation of academic misconduct has not been resolved prior to the final grades deadline, the faculty is counseled to award the grade of Incomplete (I). (BFC, April 4, 2006)

Effective Fall 2021, University Faculty Council policy was updated to allow all valid grades to be awarded with an indication of academic misconduct (UFC, April 27. 2021).

A modification was made to the SIS final grade roster to support the reporting of academic misconduct in conjunction with final grades. The SIS final grade roster includes a column to indicate that the grade was awarded as a result of academic misconduct and may not be replaced via grades' forgiveness policies.

For information about policies and procedures, including due process requirements, see Part II: Student Responsibilities > Academic Misconduct and Part III: Procedures for Implementation of the Code > Misconduct of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

Copies of the code can also be obtained from the Dean of Students.